Your lawn is ready to come out its winter hibernation, and when it wakes up, it’s hungry. It is essential to your lawn’s overall health to choose the correct lawn fertilizer, food, weed control as well as insect control to keep the pests away. Hittle Landscaping, family owned and operated in Indianapolis since 1973, can help you with tips for lawn fertilizer and so much more.
Here are a few answers to your frequently asked questions about spring lawn fertilizer and food:
What is the difference between lawn fertilizer and lawn feed (commonly known as weed and feed)? Weed and feed is food as well as a component that can kill weeds whereas fertilizer is not designed to kill weeds. Weed and feed is generally granular in form while fertilizer can be granular, liquid and come in chemical or organic forms.
What does lawn food consist of? Lawn food should consist of three key ingredients: Nitrogen which helps with leaf growth; Phosphorus which helps with the development of roots, flowers, seeds, fruit; and Potassium which stimulates strong stem growth, movement of water in plants, promotion of flowering and fruiting.
What are the best spring lawn fertilizer tips? If you have a lawn care partner that helps you with landscaping and lawn maintenance, be sure to contact them to make sure you’re on their spring schedule. They can help you decide whether a nitrogen application should be applied as well as help you determine which fertilizer is best for your lawn.
When should I feed my lawn? Spring is a good time to feed your lawn. Your spring feeding will help strengthen roots and set it up for success during summer’s heavy growing season. The lawn feed should be applied at the time it needs to be mowed.
Should I do a soil test? A DIY soil test can help a homeowner determine the lawn’s nutrient content, composition and other characteristics such as the acidity or pH level. The test alerts you to deficiencies that may need to be fixed as well as reports the pH levels of your lawn. (The ideal pH level is around 6.5 or 7, but this may vary.)
Lawn maintenance takes more than just regular mowing. It involves thatching, feeding, lawn fertilizer, and getting the timing right matters. As we look forward to the end of winter and the beauty of spring, be sure to factor a lawn fertilizer and feeding plan into your spring agenda. Hittle Landscaping is here for you for all your landscaping needs in residential and commercial properties.
Need help with a spring lawn care plan? Just contact the team at Hittle; we’d love to help!