August 15, 2011 Off

Fertilizing Your Greenville Lawn

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A common question asked to Spartanburg and Greenville Landscapers is: “When do I need to fertilize my lawn”?

In order to get to the bottom of this question, there are a few things that need to be considered. Among these is type of grass, desired outcome, and type of fertilizer being used.

To keep your Greenville lawn in top shape, it is recommended that you fertilize at least 3 time a year, but 4 or 5 will yield better results. It is important not to over-fertilize though, as this can cause serious problems for your landscaping.

There are two main types of grass in Greenville and Spartanburg: warm season grass and cool season grass. They both grow differently, and therefore require a different kind of fertilization schedule.

The best time, in general, to do any kind of lawn care in Greenville including fertilizing your lawn. If you fertilize when it is not growing, the nitrogen can cause weeds to grow and in the end, the fertilizer will have been wasted.

Cool season grasses typically have 2 growth periods. One after the winter months and the second after the summer heat has started to subside.

Most Greenville landscapers will encourage using a higher amount of nitrogen in the fall growing period and less after winter.

Warm season grass typically does best and grows in the warmer months of summer and we recommend fertilizing in the spring as well as in the later months of summer.

Nitrogen should be increased in the spring and use smaller amounts in the late summer.

Greenville Lawn Care can be a tricky thing to conquer, but with the right practices and proper landscaping knowledge, it is a task that can be easily overcome.

Written by Rich Regan - Blue Dot Landscaping - Visit Website

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