How fertilization can help beautify your yard, from the largest lawn to the smallest planter.
Keeping up a yard is a lot of work. From the edging to the appropriate watering, there are always little maintenance tasks to keep you busy. Do you ever wish you could take a break from working on your livescaping? While there’s no magic “set it and forget it” setting for your yard, there is a helping hand you can bring in. It’s surprisingly easy and cost-effective, too. Ready for every beautiful yard’s little secret? It’s fertilization!
Think about it. Say you’re a bodybuilder hitting the gym daily. Are you going to eat ramen and potato chips? No. You’re going to make sure your body has the nutrients it needs to grow. Why would we think our yards are any different? If you want your lawn and planters to grow to their full potential, you need to feed them! Plants can get three of the six nutrients they need (hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon) from the air. They have to find the other three (potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorous) from the soil or, if it can’t give them what they need, from another source. Enter fertilization.
You might be thinking, “Sure. I’ve heard fertilizer is important. But I’ve also heard of fertilizer burn. Count me out!” You shouldn’t let the fear of the unknown keep you from your most beautiful yard, though. Certainly, there can be too much of a good thing. But these easy tips will help you leverage fertilization to get an impressive lawn and gorgeous planters without all the manual labor!
Fertilization For Your Yard’s Grass
The soil in your yard probably can’t give your grass everything it needs. Adding fertilizer to your lawn is like adding vitamins to your diet. Your vitamins come in doses, and fertilization is the same way. Make use of a spreader to give your yard thorough coverage without overexposing it.
Generally, it’s best to fertilize your turfgrass as the seasons change: in spring and in fall. Following up your primary fertilizations with treatments every eight weeks might help your grass thrive, depending on your yard. If you’re not sure how often to fertilize your yard, give an expert a call. An educated lawn care professional likes the ones at SGV Gardener can help you chart out the right fertilization schedule for a beautiful lawn.
Fertilization For Your Planters
If you haven’t been fertilizing your planting beds and pots, you’re not alone. The majority of gardeners skip this step. While your plants might make it without this additional bit of care, giving them the necessary nutrients can transform your yard.
The amount of fertilizer you should add and the regularity with which you fertilize really depends on what you’re growing and your yard’s growing conditions. The packaging on plant-specific fertilizers can help guide you.
Or, if you’d rather get a tailored recommendation for your specific yard, contact the experts at SGV Gardener today. Give us a call to talk with someone who can help you plan out the right fertilization schedule. We’re here for all of your professional garden and landscape services in the San Gabriel Valley area.