Lawn Care Services: Tips For Your Fertilizer Schedule

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A proper fertilizing routine will do wonders for your lawn. Your grass will be greener and thicker than ever before! It will also be much healthier. This is especially important for cultivating a healthy root system because that will make your lawn more resistant to those pesky weeds and drought. Do this and you will have a great-looking lawn. With Spring Falls Landscaping, your lawn care services will do just that.

Fertilizer Schedule Tips

Fertilizing is no different than any of our lawn care services — there are right and wrong ways to do it. It is important to have a plan regarding the timing, frequency, etc of fertilizing. The right plan will be very effective while fertilizing without a plan can be highly ineffective. The following information will help you put together an effective fertilizer schedule.

The Type Of Grass Matters

Do you have warm-season or cool-season grass? This is something you’ll need to know because it will determine what your grass needs to have done. In the Idaho Falls area, lawn care services typically deal with cool-season grass like Kentucky Bluegrass, Rye and varieties of Fescue. Each type of grass will have its own fertilizing needs. Therefore, this information is a general guide. For more specific information about your grass, check out our lawn care services.

Fertilize Frequency

Fertilizing your lawn creates a healthy beautiful lush green lawn. The result is a healthy lawn that can resist harmful disease and insects. Treatment frequency is usually 3-5 applications each year. This can change depending on the health of your lawn. These treatments supply all of the nutrients that are needed to maintain a vigorous turf — nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, iron and sulfur. Be careful not to over-fertilize or it may cause your grass to go brown.

When To Fertilize

For most grasses around Idaho Falls, they should be fertilized early in the spring, late in the summer and again in the fall. If you have a trusty weatherman, it is helpful for the fertilizer to be applied a couple of days before it rains. We tailor our fertilization to your specific needs. We have three lawn care options for you to choose from.

  • Budget Master: Lowest price with quality — This plan includes 4 applications. Three fertilizer applications with weed control and one billbug application.
  • Standard: Covering all the bases — This plan includes 5 applications. Four fertilizer applications with weed control and one billbug application. This plan also includes our satisfaction guarantee. In addition, we offer the following services: tree & shrub applications, aeration, spider barriers and sprinkler service.
  • Premium: Our most inclusive package — This plan includes 6 applications. Five fertilizer applications with weed control and one billbug application. This plan also includes our satisfaction guarantee, 3 tree & shrub applications, 3 spider barriers and contact prior to service. In addition, we offer the following services: aeration and sprinkler service.

When To Water

Make sure your lawn gets plenty of water a few days before fertilizer is applied. After the lawn has been fertilized, you should water it again. This may be the most important part of feeding your grass. Water will help wash the fertilizer into the soil where it needs to be for the grass to benefit from it. Failure to water afterward will greatly decrease the effectiveness. Then again, over-watering can just wash the fertilizer away — giving you no benefit either.

Aeration Helps Too

Aeration is also part of our lawn care services. Have this done before fertilizing. Aeration creates passageways for the roots of your grass to receive the nutrients that enhance their growth. It will also help with thatch. Thatch is a dead layer of living and dead organic matter that occurs between green matter and the soil surface. Excessive thatch creates a good environment for pests, diseases, and poor growing conditions. Aeration also helps the soil drain better and relieves compacted soil. Learn more about aeration.

Get Started Now

Spring is the best time to give your lawn a boost with fertilizer. The sooner this is done, the better equipped it will be to handle the summer heat during the next few months. Contact Spring Falls Landscaping today and schedule your expert lawn care services. Give us a call for a free consultation to see what will would be the best option to meet your landscape maintenance Idaho Falls needs.