Lawn Care in Southwest Tennessee
Water and sunlight aren’t enough to keep your lawn looking its best. As your grass matures, it needs more nutrients from the soil. This results in yellow, slow-growing grass. To fix this damage and get your lawn back on track, trust our lawn fertilization services. We’ll apply the perfect mix of nutrients needed to feed your lawn.
Benefits of Grass Fertilizer
Fertilizing your grass is important for a good-looking lawn, but improving your curb appeal isn’t the only benefit. Properly fertilized grass is healthier, which means it’s easier to maintain, more resistant to stressors, and can improve your soil quality.
Benefits of lawn fertilization include:
- Increased growth: Fertilizer stimulates new growth, resulting in thick grass blades and deeper roots.
- Disease resistance: Grass that’s well taken care of can naturally fight off fungal and bacterial diseases.
- Weed reduction: Thicker grass doesn’t leave weeds many places to take root, stopping weed growth.
- Improved soil quality: Grass roots anchor soil in place, stopping it from eroding or being washed away by runoff.
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Signs Your Grass Needs Fertilizer
Grass needs fertilizer to remain healthy and green. Knowing when and how to fertilize your lawn can make all the difference in terms of making sure it looks its best. Here are some signs that you should fertilize your lawn:
- A yellowish-green color in large patches of grass, which indicates a lack of nutrients.
- Slow growth, due to the soil lacking enough essential nutrients needed for healthy growth.
- Poor root development, which can make the grass more susceptible to drought and other environmental factors.
- Thin patches of grass indicate that your soil could be lacking essential nutrients.
- Weeds taking over your lawn, as they are better able to tolerate nutrient-poor soil than healthy grass is.
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When Should You Apply Fertilizer in Southwest Tennessee?
In Southwest Tennessee, a general rule of thumb is to fertilize three times per year: once in spring (April), once in summer (June or July), and again in fall (September). The best time to apply fertilizer can depend on the type of grass. For cool-season grasses, like Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass, it is best to apply fertilizer late winter/early spring. For warm-season grasses, like Bermuda and Zoysia grass, it’s best to apply fertilizer in the middle of summer.
What Does Fertilizer Do?
If you’ve ever been spreading fertilizer or looking at the ingredients and wondered what it actually does, we have the answer for you! Most grass fertilizers have three main nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Different ratios and concentrations will be used depending on what your property needs.
Here’s what each nutrient does:
- Nitrogen encourages chlorophyll production, which helps your grass grow and look greener.
- Phosphorus feeds the root system, making it stronger and helping your grass grow fuller.
- Potassium helps your grass recover from stress and helps it survive drought and disease.
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