You want a healthy green lawn. As you stand in front of all the fertilizer options what do you choose? Whats the numbers mean? How much should I put down? There are so many questions where do you get started. We want take a few minutes to give you some info about fertilizer that may save you money and frustration as well!
What Do The Numbers Mean?
The three numbers that you see on all fertilizer bags is a national standard. The first number is amount of Nitrogen (N). Second number is for Phosphorus (P) and finally the third is for Potassium (K). This means that a bag of fertilizer that is 10-10-10 is 10 percent Nitrogen, 10 percent Phosphate and 10 percent Potassium (K) which. Got it? Let’s talk about how to choose.
Which one do I want to use for my lawn?
In order to know what fertilizer works best you need to understand the condition of your soil. You should have your soil tested and in this soil test report there will be a recommendation for the best fertilizer. These are the most common mixes for lawns and gardens.
As you can see, there are many mixes and variables. At this point you may be scratching your head wondering how can I stop this frustration? The best way would be to contact your local pros over at Problem Solved Pest Control. We also take care of your lawn making it look amazing. We know the right custom mix for your yard.
How Much Do I Buy?
You can buy as much fertilizer as you want, but you can’t just keep putting it down. There are times of the year that you should fertilize and times you shouldn’t. Also if you put down extra it doesn’t make your yard extra green. It actually just washes off, ends up in the creeks, river and harbor. We certainly don’t want that. We have seen the reports of how run off fertilizer can cause unwanted algae growth in our local waterways.
A professional lawn care company will apply just the right amount at the right time of year to help you maintain a healthy lawn. You don’t need to worry about the numbers, the amount or even how to put it down. Give us a call and we can help your lawn look its best!