Spring is here, and it’s time to start giving your lawn the care it needs to thrive. Fertilizing your lawn in the spring is a crucial step to maintaining a healthy and vibrant lawn for the rest of the spring and summer. But, there are some things you need to know beforehand, and ArborLawn is here to explain. All of this is in an effort to make sure you properly fertilize your lawn for healthy growth.

How to Properly Fertilize Your Lawn for Healthy Growth

Test Your Soil

The first step to proper fertilization is to know what your lawn needs. Soil testing is an easy and affordable process that provides you with important information about your soil’s pH levels and nutrient deficiencies. Most lawn care centers offer soil testing kits, or you can hire us to do it for you. Based on the results, you can choose the right fertilizer that will fulfill your lawn’s specific nutrient requirements.

Choose the Right Fertilizer

Choosing the right fertilizer is important to ensure that your lawn has everything it needs to grow healthy and strong. With your soil test in hand, look for products that contain nitrogen and potassium in balanced proportions. Nitrogen is essential for lush, green growth, and helps with root development and disease resistance. Potassium enhances tolerance to stress and promotes hardiness.

Watering & Mowing

After you have applied the fertilizer, it’s important to water your lawn thoroughly to help the nutrients reach the roots. Give your lawn at least an inch of water per week to keep it hydrated. However, avoid overwatering as it can lead to disease and fungal growth. Additionally, mow your lawn regularly at the proper height, leaving the clippings on the lawn, as they provide an additional natural source of nutrients.

Timing is Everything

Lastly, timing is everything in lawn care. Spring is a great time to fertilize your lawn, as it’s important to fertilize before the heat of summer kicks in. If you apply fertilizer in the summer, it may cause stress and damage to your lawn. On the other hand, fertilizing too early in the spring may cause excessive top growth, which is not ideal for healthy growth.

Leave Your Lawn Care to the Pros

Fertilizing your lawn for healthy growth takes precision and a bit of know-how. That’s why so many residents throughout Lansing and Jackson, MI, turn to the professionals at ArborLawn. Our lawn care programs and applications are tailored to this area’s typical soil compositions. Plus, we also offer aeration and grub treatments. And now, when you buy six of our lawn care applications, you get the seventh for free. So, if you’re ready to hand over your lawn care, give us a call at (517) 882-1941.