The timing of fertilizer treatments makes a huge impact on the health and well-being of your lawn here in Colorado Springs. Do your homework and be prepared for a solid fertilizing plan to get it right and have a lawn of which you can be proud.
Lawns in Colorado Springs respond well to an application of fertilizer five times a year. Each of these feedings is essential to the proper development and maintenance of a healthy turf. The following is a brief summary of what each feeding will do for your lawn.
Because of the differences in the environment and climate in Colorado Springs, these are some general recommendations. The color of your turf will help tell you when to fertilize. A properly fertilized lawn will be a uniform, dark green throughout. Yellowed or stunted turf needs to be fertilized.
In the Spring, the roots begin growing before the leaf blades do. Fertilizing in the Spring will deliver more nutrients to this root system and help strengthen it for the coming growing season. A Springtime feeding will also green-up the lawn after being dormant over the Winter.
Prior to the onset of the hot Summer months, one more application is recommended. Fertilizing at this time is to strengthen the lawn for the hot, dry weather ahead and to help keep its green color. Remember, these cool season grasses actually go semi-dormant in the Summer. A fertilizer with a slow-release nitrogen source and slightly higher potassium is recommended in early Summer.
As soon as the weather cools, another feeding will help replenish nutrients used up and help the lawn recover from the effects of summer stress. The grass will be growing at a faster rate again and will benefit from a fertilizer similar to what was used in the Spring.
This application is actually the most important one throughout the year. As in Spring, when the roots begin growing before the grass blades, the roots in the Fall continue to grow a few weeks after evidence of top growth comes to a halt. Again, as in the Spring, the roots will be able to utilize more of the available nutrients. This feeding will also help get your lawn off to a fast start in the following spring.
Fertilizing is critical for a healthy lawn and the timing and scheduling of applications makes a world of difference. Contact the Lawnsmith today to learn more about proper lawn care in Colorado Springs.
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