Tips For Fertilizing Your Lawn From An Expert In Lawn Care - Huntsville AL

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Taking care of a lawn is not that easy. However, if you have a guide or perhaps if you know how to properly care for them, regardless of whatever season it is, it can surely be an easy task. Experts in lawn care, Huntsville AL residents say, provide the following fertilizing tips:


First, you have to know the numbers. If you buy fertilizer, you must see 3 numbers on the label. These numbers will show the percentage of nitrogen, phosphate and potassium. A 20-5-10 bag will consist of 20% nitrogen, 5% phosphate, and 10% potassium. Know that this is a great mix for spring.


Second, you should use a slow-release fertilizer that has the right amount of nitrogen. Be aware that slow-release fertilizers will break down their nutrients for a longer period of time, thus, you can wait longer between applications. So instead of every 4 weeks, you can go every 6-8 weeks.

Third, in terms of watering your lawn, be sure to read what the fertilizer label says about such prior to applying it on your lawn. Basically, granules need moisture to break down while some may require you to wet the lawn with about a quarter-inch of water prior to applying them.


For stray granules or those fertilizers that ended up on your patio, always sweep it up rather than letting the rain wash it away. Be reminded that if you will not sweep it up, it can add to pollution – so basically, sweeping the stray granules is good for nature.


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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Richard Allan Hanneman (Monday, 28 April 2014 07:19)

    Fertilizers can certainly help in making your lawn become healthy and good-looking. Remember though that fertilizing your lawns has important considerations you must always bear in mind. Determining the kind of grass you have will greatly help in determining which among the lawn fertilizers to invest in.

  • #2

    Roxanne Anderson (Monday, 28 April 2014 07:19)

    Caring for your lawn this spring is certainly difficult. One of the tasks that you have to consider of knowing is how to properly fertilize your lawns. Be reminded that in order for the fertilizer work at its best, you must first determine which to choose and how to apply it.