Lawn Fertilizer Service
A North Texas Lawn Maintenance Necessity
A beautiful green, luscious lawn can be the envy of your neighborhood in North Texas. It not only enhances curb appeal, but it helps show pride of ownership and care for your family. However, maintaining a weed-free lawn can be a challenge in the warm, humid climate of the Dallas area. That’s why American Lawnscape uses golf course grade fertilizer products designed for your lawn’s specific need. Call or Text us for a complete customized lawn maintenance program for your yard 214-425-5834.
Tips and questions for the best fertilizer results on North Texas Lawns.
Getting the best result from your lawn fertilizer
There are some basic things you can do to help your Texas lawn when adding fertilizer . Just spreading or spraying fertilizer may not always produce the ideal results. Just doing a few things can help you get even better results from your lawn.
If you use a great lawn fertilizer company, they should ask you about the timing of these lawn practices and be aware of your particular lawn practices before applying lawn fertilizers. The ideal lawn fertilizers work in harmony with the environment for the best results for your lawn.
Should I Cut My Grass Before I Fertilize?
For our clients I always recommend that they mow their lawn prior to our fertilizer treatments. A mowed lawn allows for our granular fertilizers to have a clear path through the grass to the surface layer of the soil where it can be broken down and used efficiently.
Mowing your lawn ahead of a fertilizer treatment also ensures that your lawn will not be mowed shortly after the treatment. This allows time for the granular pellets to be watered into the turf so that there is less of a chance of being disturbed by mowers and heavy foot traffic.
Should I Fertilize My Lawn Before Or After It Rains?
There are products on the market in the category of “Weed and Feed” granulars. Lawns need to be wet from rain or irrigation for the pellets (granules) to stick to the weeds needing to be killed. I recommend against their use.
One of our many sayings at American Lawnscape is “Never fertilizer wet grass!”. This is a great standard rule for use of granular fertilizers as fertilizer on wet grass can lead to chemical burn. This isn’t always the case but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
If you do need to fertilize a wet lawn (for whatever reason) make sure that the lawn is thoroughly watered-in directly after the fertilizer application.
For liquid fertilizers, refrain from watering until the product has had the chance to be absorbed through the grass leaf blade.
Do I Need To Water In My Lawn Fertilizer?
If the fertilizer that was applied was in a granular form, it’s best to water it in immediately after the application. If this is not possible, ensure that the product is watered in prior to the next mowing. One full irrigation cycle is sufficient.
If the fertilizer that was applied is liquid, watering in directly after application is not necessary.
Always refer to the product manufacturers specific instructions regarding the use and application of their products.
Fertilizer Program Considerations
- Type of grass to be fertilized (Bermuda, St Augustine, Zoysia, Fescue)
- Season (Spring, Summer, Fall, and sometimes Winter)
- Soil pH
- Size of area to be fertilized (in square feet)
- Soil compaction level
- Goals of program (color, thickness, root health, etc.)
- Irrigation capability
- Outdoor air temperature
- Soil temperature
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