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Fertilizing Finesse: Timing the Turf for Lush Green Glory

The timing for fertilizing your grass depends on several factors such as the type of grass, local climate, and soil conditions. However, here are some general guidelines you can follow:

  • Spring: Spring is a common time to fertilize the lawn as it helps promote vigorous growth after winter. Apply fertilizer in early spring when the soil starts to warm up and the grass begins active growth.

  • Early Summer: If you didn't fertilize in spring, you can consider doing so in early summer before extremely high temperatures set in. This will help maintain lawn health during the warmer months.

  • Fall: Fall is another good time to fertilize the lawn as it helps strengthen roots and prepare the grass for winter. Apply fertilizer in mid to late fall, roughly six to eight weeks before the first frost.

It's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions on the fertilizer and not exceed the recommended amounts as over-fertilizing can harm the grass and contribute to environmental pollution. Additionally, make sure to water the lawn thoroughly after applying fertilizer to help nutrients penetrate the soil and be absorbed by the roots. If you're unsure about when to fertilize your lawn, consider consulting a gardening professional or local nursery for specific guidance tailored to your area and type of grass.



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