in Grand Rapids & West Michigan
Fertilized lawns are healthy lawns. Healthy lawns depend on a number of lawn care factors including adequate water, sunlight, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and proper mowing.
Lawn growth also depends on various nutrients or essential elements absorbed by roots from the soil. When the soil is not providing adequate supplies of the essential elements, fertilizer can be applied to maintain optimum growth.
The purpose of fertilizing as a part of a lawn care regimen is to add the necessary nutrients in the required amounts and at the proper time to achieve desirable lawn qualities and healthy grassy plants.
A number of elements are required for proper growth. Fortunately, most are supplied naturally from the soil. Three – nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium – are considered primary because they are often required in larger quantities than usually available.
However, due of the concern for excessive phosphorus in lakes and rivers from fertilizer many states, including MI, restrict the application of phosphorus. Our granular fertilizer is a synthetic organic fertilizer that has natural organic filler and is phosphorous free.
When and how to fertilize your lawn depends on the type of grass you have. Also, fertilizer recommendations for starting lawns are different than for well established lawns. When fertilizing lawns, it is important to consider the weather and grass conditions to achieve maximum effectiveness of the applied fertilizer.
Late summer and fall are the principal times of year to fertilize lawns. This is somewhat contrary to the traditional springtime application. The application of fertilizer in late October or early November, when growth is minimal but when soil temperatures are still warm enough to absorb nitrogen, will allow the plants resume growth and green-up early the following spring.
In addition to our fertilizer applications, we include broadleaf and crabgrass control in our basic 5-step program. Crabgrass is one of the most prevalent grassy weeds found in Michigan lawns and is best treated mid-spring and early summer. We apply broadleaf weed control where it is needed.
For your convenience, we give an email a day or two prior to each service. If you are looking for the best Lawn Care in Grand Rapids and …
- Byron Center
- Grand Haven
- Pretty much all of West Michigan
We’re best known as the mole control experts, but we’ve been providing exceptional lawn care in Grand Rapids for more than a decade, and we’d love to help you have that weed-free, lush, green lawn that everyone dreams about. Call for an estimate today.