Most of your yard is probably prepared for the spring and summer with new plants and freshened soil. The one task you should have left until now is fertilizing the lawn. Before beginning, there is some basic knowledge you need to have about fertilizing your lawn, so we are going to share a few tips courtesy of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC).
- Wait to apply fertilizer until mid-May or later. To help you remember, fertilize between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. Ideally, the last application you made should have been in the fall; this is the most important one of the year.
- Choose a slow-release or controlled release fertilizer, or natural, organic-based fertilizer; the latter is not the same as manure. These types of fertilizer reduce the risk of nutrients diffusing into ground water or being carried off in surface water.
- Look for nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium in the ingredients. These are the most important nutrients.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Always apply the minimum recommended for the best results.
- Spread fertilizer evenly across the lawn. Homogenous fertilizers contain particles of about the same size so will coat the lawn more uniformly.
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