Understanding Lawn Fertilization | Fairfield Lawn Care Blog

Understanding Lawn Fertilization | Fairfield Lawn Care Blog

Welcome back to Neverdousky Brothers’ Fairfield Lawn Care blog! In our last post, we discussed Grub identification and control for a beautiful lawn (Click here to view: Fairfield Lawn Care Blog: Identify, Get Rid Of and Prevent Lawn Grubs). Today in our Fairfield Lawn Care blog series, we will help you understand lawn fertilization.

Want a beautiful lawn?

Great lawns are not a product of nature, but are planned, fertilized, and cared for. Lawn fertilization will always be an important part of the lawn creation process. Choosing the right lawn fertilizer begins by knowing what nutrients are currently in your soil, as determined by a soil test.

If a lawn is not fertilized, it will have to rely only on what is in the soil for all nutrients. Most Fairfield area lawn soil is typically is not that good. After a house is built, contractors rarely consider the quality of the soil as anything important. As long as the lot is graded properly for great drainage, that is all that matters.

Micronutrients and Macronutrients

(courtesy http://www.lawn-care-academy.com/lawn-fertilizer.html)

Lawn grasses need several micronutrients and macronutrients to stay healthy and to perform necessary plant functions.

The list of micronutrients includes Boron (B), Clorine (Cl), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Molybdenum (Mo), Nickel (Ni and Zinc (Zn). These are also referred to as trace elements. Most of the micronutrients, with the exception of iron, are usually not included in a bag of lawn fertilizer.

The primary macronutrients are Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K) and represent the most commonly used ingredients in lawn fertilizer. These three nutrients are very important for plant function and are the elements most deficient in soils. Other macronutrients include Calcium (Ca), Carbon (C), Hydrogen (H), Magnesium (Mg), Oxygen (O), and sulfur (S).

Types of lawn fertilizer

Synthetic fertilizers are the most often used types and come in liquid and granular forms. Granular fertilizers are the easiest to apply and require the least expensive equipment. All that is needed is a rotary or drop spreader. Liquid lawn fertilizer, except for the small hose end types like “Miracle-Gro”, may require special equipment to apply. Most liquid fertilizers are reserved for professional companies. As far as which one is best, for the most part, they both perform equally well. This Howard Johnson’s fertilizer is sold only to licensed professionals, but many homeowner varieties are available. The effects of fertilizers on the environment, when used on turfgrass, is not as big a concern as people once thought. Click here for more information on fertilizers and the environment.

Want to learn more about the types of lawn fertilizers to properly care for your Fairfield county lawn? On the hunt for quality, affordable Fairfield lawn care? Neverdousky Brothers, LLC has the answer! Click here to learn more about our fertilization service! 

Let us provide your Fairfied County home with the proper lawn fertilization

On the hunt for Fairfield lawn care? Neverdousky Brothers, LLC of Fairfield  prides itself in using the highest quality, safe and effective products available to professionals, while paying the highest attention to detail and safety while keeping our prices competitive and affordable. Let’s keep your Fairfield County lawn green, lush, manicured, and safe!  Here are the types of services offered to home owners across Fairfield County, CT:

  • Weekly Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Care
  • Lawn Fertilization Programs
  • Deer Repellent
  • Grub Control
  • Lawn Renovation / Seeding
  • Lawn Aeration
  • Shrub and Ornamental Care
  • Spring & Fall Clean-ups
  • Lime Application

Neverdousky Brothers, LLC of Fairfield believes that not all lawns are the same. That is why no two standard lawn plans are alike. The key is finding a lawn care service plan that is uniquely configured to meet the specific needs of your lawn, to get you on the right side and to achieve a gorgeous, lush, vibrant green lawn that you’ll enjoy all season.

Contact us for your Fairfield Lawn Care needs throughout Fairfield County, CT including:
Fairfield, Bridgeport, Black Rock, Easton, Westport, Norwalk, Weston, Trumbull, Stratford, and Milford, CT, too!

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