At times it feels like your lawn is a high-maintenance significant other that you’re tempted to have the “it’s not you, it’s me” chat with. Yes, a lovely lawn does require some time and energy, but in the end it’s worth it. To keep your lawn happy, make plans to follow an effective fertilization schedule. Here is what we recommend:
The first time that you should fertilize during the year is in the April to May timeframe. Be cautious when fertilizing in spring, though, because too much nitrogen from the fertilizer can be more than the roots can handle and you’re left with a lawn that will not hold up against the summer heat (bad move in Colorado). Make sure you follow the instructions on the fertilizer and keep nitrogen application to a minimum.
To keep your lawn healthy throughout the summer, do another round of fertilization in late June to early July. Summer lawn maintenance isn’t just about fertilizing, though. Mow frequently so that blades measure around three inches, and be sure to water regularly or the fertilizer will just fry your grass.
Fall is Fundamental
Get ready, folks, because the next fertilizing season is just around the corner. Because most Colorado lawns have cool-season grasses, it is important to fertilize in October or November. This will increase the turf quality of your yard and allow for healthy rooting.
Before fertilizing, make sure the soil is moist from rainfall or irrigation in the past week so that the nitrogen will dissolve better and be more effective. Carefully follow the directions on the fertilizer and immediately after fertilization, give your lawn about half an inch of water. Continue to water through the fall for best results.
After your grass is hearty, healthy and ready for the winter season, don’t forget to winterize your sprinkler system! Give us a call at 970-304-1183 to schedule your sprinkler blowout today.
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