You know that fertilizer plays an important role in helping achieve a lawn that is healthy, green, and lush. As you make your weekend trip to the local home depot, you might be temped to buy a bag of fertilizer to take home.
Well, there’s a little more to proper lawn fertilizing than simply tearing open a bag of fertilizer and spreading it around your yard. In fact, there’s a right way and a wrong way.
Before we go any further, a fertilizer program is not an instant gratification, you must stay with a company program for a least 1 full year to see the total results, so even though you are tempted to sign up with a plan to cancel after your lawn starts to look better, be aware you are wasting your money. It is even truer with weed control that usually is associated with a fertilizer program. Believe it or not, there is a science to a successful lawn.
There are 4 components for successful fertilizing
Getting these 4 areas correct can help your lawn reach its fullest potential, but almost impossible for a homeowner to do all these items. Call us today we will be happy to help.
Learn About Weed Control
Some people think of weed control as getting out there to pull them. Others think by signing up for a fertilizer/weed control program with Green Goat, the weeds go away immediately, which is not true. Others think the mowing company spreads the weeds with dirty mowers, which is not true.
There are 2 kinds of weed control, they are:
- Controlling the weeds in the beds
- Controlling the weeds in the grass
Like the fertilizer, successful weed control is not instant gratification. There are several rounds at certain times of the year that insure that your lawn or beds are weed free.
Learn About Lawn Disease
Sometimes our Green Goat mowing only customer’s call about spots, color disorders, or other concerns and all they can think about is we are mowing to short or something that we are doing or not doing. There are many reasons like water and too much shade, but lawn disease ad fungus is common. Most fungi will show signs and symptoms, but there is always a chance that something could be going on that you can’t see. There are many types of lawn fungus that can pose a threat to your lawn. Cool or warm temperatures, over or under-fertilization, unbalanced fertilization, and certain watering habits all can contribute to the onset of a lawn disease.
There are many signs that a lawn fungus of some sort is affecting the health of your lawn.
- Bleached Turf
- Stunted Growth
- Shredded or Shriveled Grass Blades
- Lesions on Leaf
- Dark Growth at the Base of the Plant
Take some pictures of your concerns and go to our website and send us pictures. We will analyze and recommend what to do to solve the concern.
Lawn Care Service
The Green Goat Lawn Care will tackle the harder projects like leaf removal, flower bed cleaning, and hedge trimming.