Things to Know About Fertilizing Your Lawn
Are you concerned about the appearance of your lawn and feel like you will need to revamp your entire property? No need to worry! Your lawn is currently dormant and not growing. During this time of year, grass in our area becomes dormant, does not grow and, in many cases, may give the appearance of being dead. Before we know it, the Florida winter weather will be gone, and we will be back to the warm weather. One of the best ways to prepare your lawn for the spring and summer weather is with the use of fertilizer. There are simple steps that you can take now to ensure that, when the time is right, your lawn appears lush, green and beautiful.
Fertilizer Tips for Your Lawn
Most of the common grass types used in our area typically grow from March through November. It is best to plan ahead with your fertilizer to ensure that you are using it at the optimal time for the highest benefit to your lawn. If you apply the fertilizer too early, the dormant grass will not get any of the nutrients because it will not absorb properly into the soil and can cause damage to water sources in our area as well as wildlife. If fertilizer is applied too late, it will also not absorb properly due to the frequent daily rainstorms. Late application can also lead to grass burning in the summer heat. Fertilizer should be applied within the next few weeks in early spring.
When applying fertilizer, it is important to use a spreader to ensure that the materials are evenly distributed on the grass. Be sure to keep a safe distance away from any bodies of water that may be on your property to avoid toxic materials from running into the water. It is important that your grass is properly watered when fertilizer is applied. We recommend running your sprinklers until all areas of your property have received approximately a quarter of an inch of water.
If you have any questions regarding the placement of your sprinklers or are in need of assistance with your home irrigation, be sure to contact us at Challenger Irrigation. We are happy to serve Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties and would love to help you prepare for the upcoming warmer weather.