One of the key factors of any lawn care maintenance plan is the incorporation of a top-quality plant fertilizer. The best plant fertilizers are effective in improving a plant’s overall foliage, root system, and even defend against some diseases. Well-fed lawns rich in minerals and nutrients from fertilizer are additionally bolstered in defense against extreme weather and drought, as well as more common stresses like mowing and foot traffic.
Choosing the Proper Fertilizers
Standard fertilizers are comprised of a mixture of nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous. Many lawn service providers will use this mixture to encourage plant growth and improve the health of existing plants. However, there are other nutrients that can be added like magnesium, calcium, iron, and sulfur to further enrich your landscape, and ensure you have the best-looking greenery possible.
There are specific fertilizers that should be utilized for lawns, as well as for individual types of plants, etc. There are some important factors to consider when choosing the proper combination of nutrients for your plants and grass including soil pH, planting age, the location of the plantings, and the current growth level of the plant or grass.
In order to be effective, fertilization as part of a lawn maintenance program should be monitored, planned, and enacted by a professional, experienced landscaping expert. It is not uncommon for an annual treatment to do the job in improving the condition of your lawn, but we generally recommend that a lawn is treated quarterly in order to aid in the defense against infestation and disease.
Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service is a group of expert landscapers that have served the South Florida area for over 30 years. We are very careful when choosing a particular fertilizer for the lawn of our client, always considering the factors we mentioned above to ensure a flourishing of your greenery.