• lawn pest control

    100% Green Guarantee

    At Lawnsafe we will ensure that your lawn is in a perfect condition – whatever the weather. All you need to do it make sure that you water and mow your lawn correctly.

  • lawn maintenance

    Common Problems

    Your garden is an intricately balanced ecosystem. If an aspect falls out of balance, it may have a profound effect on the health and look of the rest of your garden. Your lawn is no different – and unfortunately disease can strike in the blink of an eye.

Correct Usage of Lawn Fertilizer

The average residential lawn requires no fewer than 16 elements to grow and be healthy. Fortunately most of the elements can be found in a proper lawn fertilizer mix consisting of three main elements in the correct combination namely, Phosphorus, Nitrogen, and Potassium in addition to the micro-nutrients.

Many of the elements are already present in the soil, but some may need to be added. A proper soil assessment by a professional lawn care company such as LawnSafe is needed before lawn fertilizer is applied.

It is of paramount importance to apply the lawn fertilizer in the correct quantities, manner, and intervals. As such it is a job best left to the professionals .Too much fertilizer can burn the lawn. If over dosage takes place the grass will turn brown and eventually die. Since many of the nutrients present in fertilizers are salts, the salts can take all the moisture from the soil and thus disturb the chemical balance.

Apart from applying the correct amount and combination of fertilizer it is also important to consider the time of the year. For summer grasses, the best time to apply fertilizer is during the growth period while the cooler winter grasses benefit most from application during the last part of the autumn season. Applications at intervals of 13 weeks have proven to be most effective and a method used by us.

Apart from all of the above, the safe application and storage of fertilizer is also important. We ensure professional application and thus the safety of tenants. Fertilizing on its own doesn’t do the trick and for that reason we also apply top dressing where required, as well as composts. Proper drainage is needed in addition to regular watering of the grass. We provide guidelines for the watering of the lawn and can help with the construction of drainage systems. Contact us today for a quote and help with the application of the ideal lawn fertilizer to ensure healthy growing grass throughout the year.

Back To Lawn Fertilizer Articles