When Do I Fertilize My Colorado Springs Lawn?
- February 7, 2019
So now you’ve answered the question, “Do I need to fertilize my Colorado Springs Lawn?” The next step is determining when the proper times of year to apply fertilizer to your lawn actually are. In today’s blog from Integrated Lawn & Tree Care, we will cover this topic in depth to help all of the DIY lawn lovers in Colorado Springs out there take their lawn care game to the next level.
However, if you’re looking for a lush, green, resilient, and healthy lawn, but don’t have the time or energy to manage it yourself, the lawn care professionals at Integrated Lawn & Tree Care are always here to help. Maybe you’ve tried unsuccessfully to manage your own lawn and just can’t stick it. That’s okay too. Lawn care is literally a science — consisting of soil analysis, biology, and a decent amount of chemistry. Rest easy because we’ve got all your lawn care and lawn fertilization services covered.
The state of Colorado, and particularly the Front Range region, benefits from a relatively mild winter climate compared to the rest of the Great Plains and Midwest. Despite the handful of cold and hot snaps we are bound for every year, our temperatures tend to be good for growing and usually receive enough natural precipitation that watering schedules don’t have to be too rigorous.
We recommend fertilization at 6 different points throughout the year, however, not every installment of nutrient-rich fertilizer needs to be the same at every interval depending on the health of your lawn and when you start your cycle. Here are the 6 times annually that you should consider fertilizing depending on the current state of your lawn and the success of your last fertilization efforts.
When determining the proper fertilizers to use on your lawn, and the timing of when you put them down, there are a few things to consider.
Applying nitrogen-rich fertilizers isn’t always necessary and can lead to thatch buildup and excessive growth. This buildup, over time, can actually inhibit future fertilization and lead to more intensive mowing requirements, essentially making it so striking the fine balance for a healthy lawn is even harder.
Conversely, under fertilizing can be terribly detrimental, especially for certain types of high maintenance grasses like bluegrass and ryegrass. These turf types can become prone to insect damage, brown patch, and other ailments if they are not properly cared for.
At the end of the day, it’s always best to consult an expert when starting a new lawn care program at your home. The experts at Integrated Lawn & Tree Care are happy to help you whether you need assistance getting started or want someone to manage your lawn care so you can be worry-free all year round. Call us today or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation.