Fertilizing Your Lawn

Fertilizing your lawn should be done 3-4 times a year. The best times to fertilize your lawn are in May around Memorial Day, the first week of July and near Labor Day.

Most homeowners have varied results when fertilizing their lawns and end up with light green spots, dark green spots or stripes in their lawn. There are several reasons for this.

The product that you get in the store is usually different than the product that your professional lawn service uses. Store fertilizers come premixed in bags and sitting on the shelves for quite a while encourages clumps of various components of the mix to stick together.

Your lawn care professional has access to fresher product that is usually mixed more thoroughly as well as having special types of spreaders that distribute the product more evenly on your lawn. Light green spots or dark green spots are from clumps of fertilizer not being properly mixed and spread on your lawn. Storing fertilizer in the shed or garage allows moisture to collect in the fertilizer mix and can cause even more clumping making the mix more difficult to spread evenly.

Parkway Lawn can apply fertilizer and weed control to your lawn so you won’t have to deal with a spreader, bags of chemicals sitting in your garage or stripes and spots in your lawn. Call Parkway about fertilizing today at 612-869-5878.

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