Many homes want to have a green lawn because it gives off a pleasant vibe. Learn about the many kinds of fertilisers and use these advice to develop healthy, green grass if your landscape requires a bit more lawn care to look its best.For more tips or information please visit or call us at (215) 431-5598.


  1. Why Fertilize the lawn?

    • Turfgrass receives certain crucial nutrients from the soil, but most soils can't supply all the nutrients your lawn need for the duration of the growth season.
    • These nutrients provide a lot of energy that is used by a grass that is actively expanding.
    • The following ways lawn fertiliser keeps your grass healthy: growing fresh leaves and roots
    • helping the area recover from insect and foot traffic harm weed reduction and control
    • restoring nutrients lost as a result of grass cutting removal, leaching, and volatilization

  2. Choosing Lawn Fertilizer

    • To have the healthiest, greenest lawn, use the proper fertiliser for your soil.
    • The ideal fertiliser for your grass will vary depending on a variety of variables.
    • The location you reside in, the type of grass you have, and the season should all be taken into account when selecting the best lawn fertiliser.Our site can help you make the correct choice.
  3. When should you fertilize your lawn?

    • You must feed your grass at the proper time for the greatest lawn maintenance.
    • Different grass species require fertiliser at various times.
    • In general, you should fertilise when your lawn is actively developing. For particular details for geographies and grass kinds, see the information below for broad guidance.
    • A consistent fertiliser regimen can reward you with a beautiful lawn year after year, but it does need some dedication.
  4. Fertilizing cool season grasses

    • When the temperature is between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit, the cool months of spring and fall are when cool-season grasses grow the most.The fall is when these grasses grow the fastest.
    • Fertilize extensively in the fall, before the arrival of the very cold winter but after the summer's extreme heat has passed.Applying a winterizer fertiliser as part of the fall treatment is an option.
    • These fertilisers were developed to aid with wintertime grass protection.Early in the spring, use a mild fertiliser that releases nutrients gradually or quickly.
    • When planning your fertilisation programme, consider the fact that cool-season grasses frequently fall dormant in the hot summer months.
  5. Fertilizing Warm Season Grasses

    • When the grass begins to turn green in the spring, fertilise.Depending on your location, the growth season for these grasses is between late spring and early summer.
    • Use either slow-release fertiliser or quick-release fertiliser, and plan your feeding schedule so that it will be used up before the arrival of extremely hot summer weather.
    • Warm-season grasses grow best when the temperature is between 80 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit, though they will frequently grow outside of this range.
    • After the extreme heat has passed, fertilise once more.
  6. Preparing for the lawn fertilizer

    To ensure the fertiliser will be as effective as possible, you must perform some preparation work before you start fertilising.

  7. Before you fertilize a lawn

  8. Step1: Identify grass type

    The type of grass you have will determine the best lawn fertiliser for a healthy lawn.

    Warm-season grasses grow in southern zones whereas cool-season grasses grow in northern zones.The transitional zone is the term for the space between.There are both warm- and cool-season grasses there if you reside there.Warm-season grasses turn brown after the first frost, but cool-season grasses often remain green all year.

    This helps you distinguish between the two.In the warm-season zone, cool-season grasses won't survive the summer.

  9. Step2: Do Soil Test

    The degree of alkalinity or acidity in your soil, or pH level, affects how your grass will react to the fertilizer's components.

    Use a home testing tool to identify which fertiliser quantities are ideal for your grass as there are several sorts of fertilisers.The county extension office could also provide analytical services.To get the most out of the fertiliser you apply, make your soil as close to neutral as you can.

    For producing high-quality grass, a pH range between 6.0 and 7.0 is thought to be best.

  10. Step3: Determine Your Lawn Size

    Fertilizers, weed killers and other soil amendments are typically sold by the amount necessary to cover a certain square footage.

    Determine the size of the area you want to fertilize by multiplying the length of your lawn by its width.

    Next, take the area of the house, the driveway, and any other spaces you won't be fertilising out.

  11. Spraying Liquid Fertilizer

  12. Step1: Prepare the Sprayer

    Simply connect the liquid fertiliser to the hose if it comes with a separate hose-end sprayer container.

    Fill the sprayer canister with liquid fertiliser in accordance with the directions on the box if the fertiliser calls for a separate sprayer.Carefully secure the canister unit to the end of your garden hose if using a hose-end sprayer.

    Prepare handheld sprayers to apply the liquid by pushing the handle to create pressure.

  13. Step2: Apply the liquid fertilizer

    Activate the spray and move at a steady rate to cover the entire grass equally.

    Move carefully while sprinkling in all directions.

  14. Step3: Clean the sprayer

    If you used a reusable sprayer to apply the fertiliser, clean it well before putting it away.

Fertilizer Spreaders

Broadcast spreaders, also known as rotary spreaders, disseminate fertiliser across the grass by dropping it from a hopper onto a rotating disc.Drop spreaders efficiently cover straight lines, but they must be handled carefully to prevent forming stripes.

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