Lawn fertilizer is the food that your lawn needs that is not always found naturally in the soil. Fertilizing your lawn will help with weed control and growth for thick and healthy grass. Feeding your lawn the correct fertilizer is important for the healthiest grass possible.
There are several reasons why you would need to fertilize your lawn. Over time, many lawns will leech nutrients out of their soil. Most nutrients for your lawn are water-soluble. Over time, whether through rain or irrigation, the water will carry these nutrients out of your lawn. This will leave your lawn nutrient deficient, which will leave you with an unhealthy lawn susceptible to disease. In some instances, the soil that the grass is growing in does not have the naturally occurring nutrients that turf needs to grow. If this is the case, fertilizer will be needed in order to maintain a healthy lawn.
Fertilizing should be done in the early spring when the ground gets to be about 55 °F. Another way to tell when you should start your fertilizing process is when the grass begins to grow again. After your first treatment, you should retreat the lawn every 6-8 weeks. Your treatment plan is based on your lawns needs and condition. This process is the most effective after aeration has been done.