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Reasons to Fertilize Your Yard in the Spring

Reasons to Fertilize Your Yard in the Spring

There is a lot that goes into getting your lawn ready for the high-traffic months of spring and summer in Buffalo, Lancaster, East Amherst, NY and the surrounding areas. To withstand all the activity between mowing, kids running around, and entertaining guests, your grass needs to be fortified with various things like fertilizer, weed control, and insect control.

Getting your lawn ready for the year is a big task that involves many aspects but one of the most important things you can do in the spring is to fertilize your lawn.


The Essential Nutrients Included in Fertilizer

The lawn of this Buffalo homeowner has received fertilizer applications in the Spring and is now able to take better advantage of the sunlight.

Your lawn needs three essential nutrients to thrive: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Each nutrient fosters different things within your grass. Nitrogen is used all year long because it helps produce chlorophyll, which is needed for maximum photosynthesis. Phosphorus helps roots grow strong, so it’s used for new grass mostly. Potassium helps plants retain water as well as other nutrients.

All three play a different role and lawn care experts like Buffalo Lawn & Landscape can help determine the best kinds of fertilizer to use based on the health of your grass and soil.

When choosing fertilizer, it’s best to trust a lawn care professional. A fertilizer with too much or not enough of one nutrient can have adverse effects on your lawn!


Applying Fertilizer in the Spring

Overall, your yard should receive six treatments a year. Two of those should happen in the...

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How to Maintain the Perfect Lawn for 2019

How to Maintain the Perfect Lawn for 2019

It’s almost spring--and that means it’s time to start thinking about all that time you’ll be spending out on your lawn this year! From recreation to relaxation, your grass will be hosting many activities throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

But if your lawn isn’t looking its greatest, you may feel unsure about spending so much time on it. If you want to get your lawn looking its best, working with a trusted lawn care professional like Buffalo Lawn & Landscape is a great way to do it. We have our own lawn maintenance plan created with lawns just like yours in mind.

Here’s how we keep your lawn looking great all through the year.


Implement a Regular Fertilization, Weed Control, & Insect Control Schedule

One of the most important things you can do for your grass health is to regularly give it the nutrients it craves. With our We Mean Green program, your lawn receives six treatments during the year. These treatments include:

  • Fertilizer
  • Pre-emergent and Post-emergent Weed Control
  • Insect Control

Spring is the perfect time to start lawn care maintenance, as our first treatment is applied in early spring with fertilizer and pre-emergent weed control. In late spring, the grass gets another treatment with slow-release fertilizer to encourage strong growth, as well as more weed control if necessary.

In early and late summer, more treatments are applied to fortify the grass. Our early fall treatment prepares the turf for winter...

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