Part three of our series on lawn care for winter and spring explores the use of synthetic and natural fertilizers.
Which Fertilizer Should I Use as Part of Lawn Care?
Which fertilizer should you use? Should you use artificial fertilizer or stick with natural fertilizers? How often should you fertilize your lawn? As a professional lawn care service in Prescott, we get asked these sort of questions a lot. First off, artificial fertilizer works just as well as natural fertilizer does, and it doesn’t have that much odor.
However, you have to be careful that you don’t put too much nitrogen based fertilizer down, or put any of it down when it is too hot outside. Otherwise, you can scorch your lawn. Before fertilizing as part of lawn care, make sure you check the labels to see what the nitrogen mix is. If you need help, don’t risk your lawn, call in a lawn care service instead. Now, let’s go over natural fertilizer.
Is Natural Fertilizer Best?
Is natural fertilizer best? There’s a lot of debate about that. Environmentally, natural or organic fertilizer is a little better than chemical fertilizers, however, what a lot of companies don’t tell you is the downsides to natural fertilizers.
Steer manure for example, while it is very effective, will make your lawn stink like a stockyard. Also, some other types of natural fertilizers like compost are only of limited effectiveness. You also have to watch some organic fertilizers as unless it’s screened, you have to be ready to do some weeding, as you are likely to get weeds on your lawn. So, what you have to be careful of is finding the balance between effectiveness and eco-friendly.
When you don’t know what to do, you want to make sure that you don’t run the risk of ruining your lawn. Call in a lawn care service if you have any questions.
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