It is common for many Vancouverites, to get caught up caring for the interior of homes and businesses. Temperamental climates might hold homeowners hostage indoors but they have a real impact on lawns and gardens as well. Without regular attention and care, grass and greenery begin to suffer. If your lawn isn’t looking its best, Vancouver fertilizing might just be the answer to your problems. Instead of suffering through dry, brown or crunchy grass, learn to love your exterior spaces with a little help from Eenie Meenie Miny Mow!
The When & Why of Lawn Fertilizing
Healthy plant growth seems to just happen but there is a lot more to it than a bit of luck and regular watering. Early spring kicks off the growing season but without the right resources, you can’t expect a healthy lawn. Healthy growth all begins with the soil. Soil requires a balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in order to thrive. Outside factors like elements and surroundings can help to achieve the right combination or throw it off completely. When these chemicals become unbalanced, you can expect irregular growth, discolourations or even dead patches. The only way to fix these issues is by “feeding” your lawn what it needs.
Any regular lawn care centre will have bags of fertilizer at the ready but before you grab a bag, there are some things that should be considered. Instead of being a one-size-fits-all process, proper fertilizing depends on soil testing. Bags of this lawn food come in many chemical makeups. Several pounds of nitrogen enriched fertilizer can’t help a potassium-deficient lawn. In fact, taking your chances with a certain makeup can mean damage to grass itself. Too much of one thing can alter the soil negatively, meaning burned patches.
One of the most common questions that clients have about their fertilizing is, “when should I do it?”. There is no one designated time for fertilizing but twice annual applications can do wonders for your property. As spring kicks off the warm season, grasses are still recovering from the harshness of winter. Treatments in early spring help to get your lawn off to a good start, Fall weather can also be an optimal time to feed your grass. Hot, dry temperatures throughout summer put your lawn in a vulnerable state going into cold months, so giving them a boost can help maintain good conditions throughout the year.
The Eenie Meenie Miny Mow! Process
When you want your grass to grow, it is important to care for each blade from the root system and up. No matter the type of grass that you are dealing with, our experts have a way in bringing out the best in your yard. After soil testing is completed and soil makeups are chosen, it is time to break out the tools. A drop spreader or broadcast spreader is able to spread fertilizer evenly, for a more uniform result. Homes and commercial properties across Vancouver, B.C are looking to make an impact by being environmentally responsible. When calling to book an appointment, be sure to ask about organic fertilizer options for your outdoor space.