This Is How to Choose the Right Lawn Fertilizer


June 06, 2022


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Ah, springtime. The period of blooming flowers, flowing pollen, and renewed life…except your lawn seemed to have missed the memo.

Has this past winter wreaked havoc on your lawn? After the many cold snaps we’ve experienced, it would be no surprise if you were one of the many Americans dealing with a lawn that’s struggling to regain its green sheen. Or perhaps your lawn has never looked great and you finally want to make it look beautiful.

Whatever the case, you’ll likely need some lawn fertilizer to give your lawn that healthy look you desire. But with so many different types of fertilizers, how will you find one for your lawn’s needs? This article will help you find the answer, so make sure you read on to learn more!

Fertilizing a Lawn Starts With Knowing Your Numbers

Of course, many different brands make fertilizers. However, you need to be more focused on the nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium levels that are included in each mix. These three elements are key nutrients that will help your grass grow strong and healthy.

Each type of lawn consists of a unique mix of soil and natural compounds, meaning that your lawn will need a blend of fertilizers that will optimize its growth. This could be tricky, as the wrong mix could end up not affecting your lawn, or worse, it could “burn” your lawn, leaving patches of ruined grass around your home.

The numbers you see on the lawn fertilizer bag represent the percentages of each nutrient mixed in the fertilizer. For example, 20-5-10 means there’s 20 percent nitrogen, 5 percent phosphorous, and 10 percent potassium. This is also a great basic mix for spring, so try it if you’re looking for a general formula!

Granular vs Liquid Fertilizers

Once you know your numbers, you’ll need to decide between getting granular fertilizer or its liquid equivalent. Both of them will ultimately make your lawn look lush, but they each have their pros and cons.

Granular fertilizers tend to provide better coverage than liquid, and their results usually last longer. However, their more complicated to use than liquid fertilizers, and liquids activate quicker to give you a green lawn faster.

Get the Right Lawn Fertilizer for Your Lawn

Now that you know how to pick the right lawn fertilizer, you should be able to create a healthy, beautiful yard that will be the envy of your neighbors! That said, it takes effort to create the perfect lawn. If you want the best for your yard, you’ll want to call up the pros for help.

Green Lawn has helped homeowners just like you to achieve their dream lawn. We have years of experience in lawn care, and we offer plenty of services to satisfy your needs, from lawn care, to weed control, shrub care, and more.

Ready to make your lawn look amazing? Reach out to us to learn more or to schedule an appointment. We’ll help make your home beautiful!