Proactive Lawn-Care – For Health and Beauty
It is often easy to think of a lawn as a carpet that can be installed, cleaned once a week, and otherwise used without much thought. However, as common and prolific as grass is, creating and maintaining a healthy and beautiful lawn takes careful thought, planning, and work. One of the most important elements in caring for a lawn is fertilization. Fertilization is not an instant fix. It is a process.
Since the correct type, amount and timing of application may vary for each property, White Pine Landscaping provides a start-to-finish process for fertilization, including soil and terrain analysis, aeration, over-seeding, de-thatching and fertilization. Since some lawns are more prone to certain infections or pests, we are constantly on the lookout for the indicators of the health of your lawn, and we will carefully adjust our lawn-care strategy accordingly.
Planning Ahead – Fertilization Scheduling
While the details will vary, the basic outline of a yearly fertilization schedule will be as follows
Why feed: Your lawn wakes up hungry in the spring! Feeding it strengthens roots and gets it off to a good start.
Timing: February to April, when your grass greens up and begins to actively grow (around the time your lawn first needs to be mowed)
Why feed: By this point your grass is busy and using up stored energy, so you need to keep it well nourished.
Timing: April to June, 6 to 8 weeks after the early spring feeding
Why feed: Summer is tough on grass, thanks to heat, drought, foot traffic, and insects. Feeding helps protect and strengthen it.
Timing: June to August, 6 to 8 weeks after the late spring feeding
Why feed: Your lawn is looking for the nutrients it needs to recover from summer damage while getting ready for its winter nap. Feeding now will strengthen roots and increase nitrogen storage for a healthy, green lawn next spring.
Timing: August to November, right before winter hits, 6 to 8 weeks after the summer feeding.