We’ve honed in on the basics behind starting a new lawn from seed, and now we will go more in-depth on how to feed a new lawn so that you end up with the lush, consistent grass of your dreams. There are different ways to go about it, but if you do the proper research on your soil’s needs, then the process should become straightforward after some time. You can always contact professionals like us, who can perform more complex services to optimize your lawn.
Types of Fertilizer
Fertilizer generally comes in two varieties; slow release and quick release. Starter fertilizer is best for new lawns, as it is quick release and will not have any additives that stop the seeded lawn from growing. After your lawn is comfortably established, you’ll want to switch to a slow-release fertilizer with some weeding effects. Weeding products are alright for a lawn that has grown for a while, but it’s best to remove any weeds by hand for a freshly seeded lawn.
When to Feed
A starter fertilizer should go down at the same time that the seed does. After that, don’t worry about it for another six weeks at least. Over-fertilizing can burn the grass and is bad for your local environment. Sometime after six weeks have passed and your lawn has grown without issue, you can spread a standard nitrogen fertilizer all over. Fertilizing every six weeks can aid in producing a beautiful, lush lawn but make sure that you look for signs of damage and stop for a while if you see them.
What is Fertilizer?
Many people know the benefits of fertilizer (because you can see them with your own eyes), but many are unsure of what it is. A bag of fertilizer is essentially a vehicle to deliver specific chemical nutrients to the soil. Usually, they contain a ratio of potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorus. These chemicals are known to make the soil much healthier, making it resistant to common issues like erosion, weeds, and fungus. When buying fertilizer, take some time to check out different nutrient ratios. Doing a soil test before making your choice is smart because you know exactly what is needed beforehand.
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