Brentwood lawn care: Fertilization
This page describes our lawn fertilization service, one in a series of services included in the Brentwood lawn care category, which include all the lawn care services you need to keep your lawn looking healthy and lush. We also fertilize your Nashville lawn, and lawns in surrounding areas.
Brentwood Landscapes provides its clients with lawn fertilization services if desired. This helps to keep broadleaf weeds, crabgrass, and other unwanted lawn weeds from replacing the desired grass.
Lawn grasses live in an unnatural environment. The grass plants are crowded together and compete with each other, along with neighboring trees and shrubs, for water and nutrients. They are mowed regularly, which is highly irregular in nature, and their clippings, a source of nutrients, are often removed. Because of this competition and the unnatural demands placed on lawns, they must be fertilized. Just as a balanced diet works best for people and animals, the same is true of lawns – they need fertilizer for sustenance. When properly fertilized a lawn maintains good color, density, and vigor, and does not easily succumb to insects, weeds, or diseases. When underfertilized, the lawn is not only less attractive, but also is considerably more susceptible to environmental stress and damage.
Methods of lawn fertilization
The three basic methods of applying fertilizers are spraying, broadcast spreading, and drop spreading. Use a sprayer to apply a liquid fertilizer, and either a broadcast spreader or drop spreader to apply a dry, granular fertilizer.
The amount you fertilize should be based on your own experience. If the lawn grows too rapidly, and you have to mow it more than once a week, fertilize less. If it turns yellow, and you have been watering it regularly, it may either be the signal of an iron deficiency or the need to fertilizer more.
Other benefits of lawn fertilization
It is best to meet this need for occasional feedings by using slow release lawn fertilizers, which release the nutrients over time instead of all at once, which stretches out the feeding. As the beneficial nutrients are released, the root system of your grass fills in any bare patches; and this in turn assists in lawn weed control, depriving weed seeds of adequate space to take hold.
There are lawn fertilizers that also perform the service of lawn weed control. Effective lawn weed control should go hand-in-hand with fertilizing your Brentwood or Nashville-area lawn. You don’t want the weeds using up the nutrients meant for your grass.
Lawns are like other living things in that the more time and effort you devote to them, the more benefits and enjoyment you will eventually derive from your lush Brentwood lawn. If you have a lot of free time and enjoy lawn work, you can have a lawn that looks as good as any golf green. However, if there are many demands on your time, please give Brentwood Landscapes a call. We are here to help you attain a lush-looking lawn!