Did you know that your lawn fertilizing schedule, as well as the chemicals you use, depend largely on the type of grass you’re growing? Let Denton Lawnscapers help you make the right decisions about how to feed your yard. Here are a few services we provide, to assist you in making the right choices for your lawn:
Know Your Grass
The three most common types of grass in north Texas are St. Augustine, Zoysia grass, and Bermuda grass. All three breeds thrive in this region, but they have slightly different needs when it comes to fertilization.
- St. Augustine grass does well when fertilized every 2-4 weeks, starting around May.
- Zoysia grass also enjoys a mid-Spring fertilization, but may only need it once a year.
- Bermuda grass may not need to be fertilized at all, depending on the maturity of the ground cover and the pH of the soil.
If you’ve recently acquired a new lawn and aren’t sure which breed you’re working with, our professionals are happy to help out with an at-home consultation.
Know Your Soil and Your Fertilizers
In this region, most fertilizers will carry nitrogen as one of their top ingredients, with varying ratios of phosphorous and potassium. But how do you know which blend is best for your blades? Not only does this depend on the breed of grass your growing, but it’s also about the pH of your topsoil. Denton Lawnscapers carries a variety of pH testing products, which we are glad to show you how to use. For follow-up care, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Bermuda grass absorbs a lot of nitrogen, while St. Augustine and Zoysia grass require about a pound less per year for an average-sized lawn. Buffalo grass, another common breed in our region, requires significantly less than its counterparts. Be sure you know which blends are best for your turf.
- Some fertilizers have dual-action herbicide properties, which can be helpful in fortifying your lawn while killing off unwanted weeds.
- Ground cover that’s been treated with fertilizer in previous seasons will do best if you keep up an established regimen, because the plants are already accustomed to receiving the amount of added nutrients you’ve provided them in the past.
This is why it’s important to know your grass type and your pH levels when choosing a fertilizer. You don’t want to end up creating an environment that’s either too acidic or too aklaline for your greenery to thrive. Let us give you a free at-home estimate, complete with pH testing and fertilizer recommendations, to ensure you’re using the right products to fortify your landscape.