What’s the first thing your guests see when arriving at your home?

Unless you bring them in blindfolded, the exterior is what they will see first. Since the lawn is often a large part of the landscaping, it’s eye-catching — regardless of its condition. A lush, green lawn is noticed with awe, and a brown, patchy lawn is regarded with distaste.

How much does a green lawn actually matter? Well, homes for sale that have beautiful landscaping can fetch between a 5.5%-12.7% higher purchase price. People appreciate beautiful things.

This is what makes lawn fertilization so important. Even if you’re not trying to sell your home, you want it to look nice and be your refuge. Check out these top reasons why to fertilize your lawn.

1. A Lawn’s Gotta Eat

Your lawn is a living thing. Like all living things, it becomes shriveled and ugly if it doesn’t have enough nourishment. It will survive for a while on the nutrients it can scavenge from the soil and rain, but eventually, if the nutrients are too scant, it will die.

Fertilizing your lawn is like giving your grass an all-you-can-eat buffet. With enough nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and other nutrients, your lawn will flourish. 

2. Keep Out the Pesky Critters

A healthy lawn encourages a healthy eco-system. This creates a welcoming environment for earthworms, ladybugs, praying mantises, and other beneficial pest-eating insects.

You’ll find that, like a healthy person with a strong immune system, a healthy lawn with this flourishing eco-system can better protect itself against invaders without outside help.  

3. Keep Out the Pesky Plants

Similarly, a healthy lawn grows so thick and lush that it’s hard for unwanted weeds to make an appearance. Instead of choking out your precious grass, they themselves are choked out and your lawn stays green and weed-free.

4. Avoid Rust

Another reason why you should fertilize your lawn is to keep the rust away. No, we’re not talking about corroded metal, but rather a fungal disease that can affect certain types of grass. First, the green grass will turn to yellow and eventually to a reddish rust color. If you do nothing, the grass will eventually die. 

5. Avoid Holes and Mud Puddles

The thick growth of strong, healthy grass drinks up lots of water. This helps to avoid thin patches of grass that turn into slick, muddy puddles in the lawn after rain. 

Lawn Fertilization by the Professionals

The grass is greener on the other side of the fence….but only until you call us here at Green Lawn Fertilizing! Lawn fertilization is an important part of caring for your landscaping and will keep your home looking sharp, but it must be done well to achieve the desired result. We will examine your lawn and choose the perfect balance of nutrients to ensure the best growth.

Don’t put this important task on the back burner. Call us to schedule your appointment today!