In our previous blogs you read what makes grass greener and what micronutrients go into a healthy lawn. Today we’re going to continue with lawn fertilizer and discuss when you should have your lawn fertilized.
Here in Buffalo we get some cold winters and short, hot summers. Luckily, being along coastline things can be mild and we can have some warm-season grass grow in addition to cool-season. This means you can have a variety of grasses grow such as Kentucky bluegrass, Ryegrasses, Bent grasses, and Fescues.
As you may remember our fertilizer services help keep your lawn at its most healthy. This means you should fertilize about 4 to 5 times a year. You want to make sure to fertilize when the grass is actively growing. Generally we’re going to have cool-season grasses in the area, which will determine the when.
The first time you’ll want to fertilize is right after winter. The grass will begin coming out of its dormancy eager to grow again. The second time will be near early autumn. Temperatures will be moderate by then leaving any droughts or heat waves behind.
Ultimately each lawn is unique and will require its own customized attention. Fertilizing 4 to 5 times a year may be too much, if the mix isn’t correct. You know nitrogen is needed, but it could also stimulate weed growth. Which if you have weeds growing take a look at our entry back in June on weeding well.
Through our specialty services will provide the proper mix of fertilization, crabgrass and weed control, and make sure you will always have access to your yard. Give us a call today to schedule your lawn care service: 716.247.4738.