Does My Lawn Need to be Fertilized?

Does My Lawn Need to be Fertilized?

Have you ever wondered when the best time is to have your lawn fertilized? Also, have you pondered about the benefits of fertilizing your lawn? Here at Simple Yard, we’ve got the answers and can help you understand what fertilization is all about.

Fertilizing your lawn gives the grass the essential nutrients it needs to grow well. The main components of fertilizer are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Fertilizer blends can vary based on the type of soil you have and what region you live in. Nitrogen gives your lawn its lush green colour and helps to stimulate growth. Phosphorus helps your grass fight off disease, aids in root health, and also helps the roots absorb nutrients from the soil. Using potassium in your fertilizer ensures that your grass can handle external stresses, like dry hot heat in the summer. Without potassium in your lawn, your grass can also be more susceptible to drought and prone to yellowing.

In the Calgary region, your lawn should be fertilized mid-April, end of June and also in September as part of a fall clean-up. In the spring, it is best to pair fertilization along with aeration to maximize the benefits. 

If you are interested in having your lawn look its absolute best, give us a call and we'll do the work for you. 

Be sure to call us any time your lawn needs fertilizing as we offer it as a stand-alone product application.