A great looking lawn starts and ends with a great nutrient program, but it does not have to be difficult. Your lawn has a few key needs to flourish. Water, sunlight, nutrients, and a decent Ph Level are all needed for a healthy lawn. Although grass will grow without these being managed it will never flourish.
While water and sunlight can change with the weather and seasons they can still be managed somewhat through sprinkler setting and tree management.
Nutrients and Ph Level can be easily measured and managed through a soil sample. A soil sample only take a few minutes to pull and can give you great insight into your soils nutrient profile. We recommend this about every 3 years or if you are having a problem.
Our standard fertilizer program is fairly simple, and can be adjusted to your goals.
March 1st - Apply 8-24-24 at a rate of 10# per 1,000 square feet of lawn. This will give you a small boost in nitrogen to help spring green up. It will also boost your phosphorous and potassium and give them time to break down before true growing season begins.
April 15th - Apply 28-3-10 w/Iron at 5# per 1,000 square feet of lawn. This is a mix of fast and slow release nitrogen which will boost growth and really green your yard up nicely.
June 15th - Apply 28-3-10 w/Iron at 5# per 1,000 square feet of lawn. This will give you another boost of growth and green.
August 15th - Apply 28-3-10 w/Iron at 3# per 1,000 square feet of lawn. This is a little lighter rate. You can still apply the 5# rate if you would prefer just make sure you are supplying plenty of water if it is hot and dry.
October 15th - Apply 8-24-24 at a rate of 5# per 1,000 square feet of lawn. This is roughly 6 weeks before our first frost. This will help your lawn go into dormancy healthy. It will also help strengthen your root system though the winter.