Recently we came across an article illustrating a sort of “one size fits all” approach to lawn fertilization. This was very interesting to us, as we know that the most important part of lawn fertilization is to know what type of grass you are growing. Depending on that vital piece of information, you then have specific instructions to follow that will help your type of grass to grow. If you follow the information for the wrong type of grass, you won’t end up with a thriving lawn. So here are some basic instructions to follow to get your lawn fertilization right:
- Know what type of grass is growing in your yard. Basically, you need to know if you have a warm-season grass (Bermuda and St. Augustine grasses are examples) or cool-season grass (like tall fescue or Kentucky Bluegrass).
- If you grow warm-season grasses, fertilize in late spring to give a boost right before the growing really takes off (usually around 80-95 degrees Fahrenheit). Try to time it so the fertilization is finished before the hot summer temperatures begin.
- For cool-season grasses, fall is the most important time for lawn fertilization. A good feeding in the fall will promote faster growth in the spring. With these grasses, it is also helpful to fertilize in the early spring. Be careful not to fertilize in the heat of summer, as this will actually damage your grass.
So there you have it. Be sure you know what type of grass you are growing before making any fertilization decisions. And remember, you can call us anytime for help. We offer lawn fertilization services in Lakeland, FL, so feel free to have us take care of it for you and be at peace knowing it is being done correctly.