Lawn Fertilization in Cape Cod

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Lawn fertilization can be challenging for homeowners in Cape Cod. On the surface, fertilizing your lawn seems simple enough. But when it comes time to buy the right fertilizer or decide the right time to perform fertilization, things get a lot more complicated.

At Lawn Doctor of South Shore-Cape Cod, we’re experts in lawn fertilization. Below, we’ve compiled key tips for local homeowners on how to fertilize your lawn and get the best results.

Lawn Fertilization Tips for Homeowners

Understanding Fertilizer Basics. Grass fertilizers contain three main ingredients: nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, or NPK for short. When you purchase fertilizer, the percentage of each ingredient should be clearly labeled. As a homeowner, it’s helpful to understand how each of these ingredients impacts your turf:

  • Nitrogen (N) will encourage quick growth and vibrant color.
  • Phosphorous (P) will grow healthy and resilient roots.
  • Potassium (K) will promote overall turf health.

Choosing the Right Fertilizer. Different types of fertilizer will have a different NPK balance, which will help your grass grow in different ways. For example, starter fertilizers will have a higher level of phosphorous to encourage strong roots. Meanwhile, fertilizers with high levels of nitrogen are recommended for healthy lawns that need a boost in thickness and color.

Another consideration is whether you want a granular or liquid fertilizer. Granular fertilizers release their nutrients slowly, sustaining your turf for a longer time. Liquid fertilizers, on the other hand, are absorbed more quickly, which can be helpful when turf needs nutrients ASAP.

Fertilizing the Right Way. To get the best results, you’ll need to fertilize turf at the right times, and using the right techniques.

The ideal lawn fertilization schedule for your turf will depend on the species of turf grass you have on your lawn. We suggest recording this schedule in your personal calendar or using an app to track when your lawn needs fertilization.

In terms of technique, you’ll need to make sure that fertilizer is spread evenly over your lawn. The best way to do this is with overlapping coverage. Make one pass horizontally, and then another pass vertically, so that you’ve crisscrossed your lawn.

Fertilization Services in Cape Cod

If you want to take the guesswork out of lawn fertilization, Lawn Doctor of South Shore has you covered.

Our fertilization plans offer a full season’s worth of fertilizer treatments for your lawn, with a custom plan tailored to your lawn’s species of turf and growing conditions. We also offer turf fertilization as part of our Lawn Maintainer Program, which includes weed prevention and weed control services.

We offer our lawn fertilization services throughout Cape Cod, Hingham, South Shore, Plymouth, Hanson, Brockton, Hanover, and the surrounding areas.

For lawn fertilization in Cape Cod, contact Lawn Doctor of South Shore today!