Fertilizer for lawns can vary in the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium in it because some grass species are hungrier than others. Beyond this consideration, a homeowner also has to choose between fast-release and slow-release fertilizers. Determining which is best depends mainly on the following factors.
Each year, 67 million pounds of synthetic pesticides are used on lawns in the United States, and we spend more than $5 billion on fertilizers derived from fossil fuel each year. Many Americans have begun looking into organic lawn care solutions.
1. Apply fertilizer in the late fall A good layer of fertilizer will help replace any nutrients lost during the summer. Apply fertilizer before the first freeze to ensure that the nutrients get taken in by the lawn as soon … Continued
1. Kill weeds, not grass It is not uncommon for weed killer to affect lawns as well. Many weed killers that claim to be “lawn friendly” are still products that kill all plants. These are called herbicides. While effective, they … Continued
Have patchy brown spots in your lawn? If you don’t have a grub problem or lawn disease, then the culprit could be something you would have never expected, your canine friend. Dog urine actually has many good nutrients that are … Continued
What is mulch-mowing you ask? It’s when you mow your turf but you don’t use a catcher. Instead, you re-cut the that turf into a fine consistency and then return it to your lawn, mulch-mowing is essentially repurposing the turf … Continued
Like us, grass needs nutrients. Fertilizers give grass the nutrients they need so that they can actively grow and stay healthy. When fertilizing your lawn, it’s important to know when and how often- which is heavily dependent on the type … Continued
Composting is a cheap, natural and earth-friendly way to improve soil and nutrient conditions for your garden. Here are some frequently asked questions about basic composting: How often should I turn my compost pile? Every two weeks to aerate the … Continued
Soil testing can be a great way to determine what sorts of nutrients your soil lacks and what kinds of fertilizers you might need. A standard test will include a pH reading of your soil along with the percentages of … Continued