When it comes to fertilizing your yard, there are a few things you should do to help secure a good outcome for your efforts. Fertilization should take place at a particular time of year, based on your climate and should be done with specific tools.
Time to Fertilize
Since we are in Rockwall, we’ll focus on our temperatures and climate here in the Rockwall area. North Texas does get warm in the summer, actually it gets really hot. So, fertilizing in the Rockwall area should take place in the spring, just like most southern climates. If you wait until it is too hot, the fertilizer can actually harm the lawn.
When fertilizing your lawn, you’ll want to use a broadcast or rotary sprayer. These type of sprayers are great for larger lawns and hold enough to last most or all of the lawn. When you fill the sprayer, make sure it is closed so fertilizer doesn’t fall out the bottom as you load it. Begin by fertilizing the exterior and then move in towards the middle of the lawn.
Watering After Fertilizing
it is recommended to water a day or two before fertilizer is applied and then within a day after. Watering after fertilizer has been applied is incredibly important because it washes the fertilizer off the grass blades and in to the soil. You don’t want to over saturate your lawn, if you water too much, it will just wash off the fertilizer.
Soil aeration can help your lawn be healthy, especially when combined with fertilization. The holes created by aeration allow water and fertilizer to reach down to the grass roots, allowing them to be more healthy and increase growth.
Green Lawn is a family owned and operated company and we would love to give you a quote on fertilization and weed control for your lawn. Contact us today!