Fertilizing Your Lawn for a Beautiful Landscape


Article by: Amy Ballinger

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There are two ways to fertilize and achieve a green healthy , Landscaping Combo Auto Detailing Business? lawn and beautiful landscape , Wooden You Like to Know? A Primer to Wood Outdoor Furnishings plants. You can do it yourself , About Crocuses or you can hire a professional contractor , Winterberry Holly 'Winter Red' to prescribe a maintenance program. Regardless of what you choose there are some things you should keep in mind when using fertilizers.

You should start by measuring the square footage of your lawn , Understanding Integrated Pest Management to determine the amount of fertilizer you will need. You should begin your fertilization program in the fall , Outdoor Waters in order to promote healthy , The Perfect Yellow Roses for Your Home or Garden root growth. There are 3 basic ingredients in a well balanced fertilizer. Nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium are required to promote thick, dense grass , Chives - Allium Schoenoprasum that will resist disease , Take the Blossom of Various Types of Flowering Trees and weeds. , A Rose is a Rose? The label on the fertilizer bag will tell what percentages of these 3 basic ingredients are in the fertilizer. Example would be 20-10-5 which contains 20% nitrogen, 10% phosphate and 5% potassium, the remaining percentage is carriers such as sand. , Planting Roses Your soil , Swimming Pool Chemicals: Algaecides & Clarifiers contains these nutrients naturally but during construction much of the nutrient rich soils , Who Sells Flower Bulbs? are removed or disturbed and over the years the soil , 5 Tips On Caring For A Bonsai Tree nutrients in landscaping , Gardening - Growing Herbs In Containers around a home , The Omega Garden, The Ideal Commercial Hydroponic System or For The Indoor Grower becomes depleted.

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For established lawns , Tips For a Long Lasting Amaryllis in Colorado, it is best to use the N value to determine what fertilizer to buy. For Blue , Blowers grass/Ryegrass, a common Colorado grass, , Planting Roses a recommended amount is ½ pounds of nitrogen per 1000 square feet of lawn , Wooden You Like to Know? A Primer to Wood Outdoor Furnishings in March and May and 1 pound in August and October. Read the instructions on the fertilizer bag for other types of grass. , Spring Wild Flowers

The main thing to remember is, over-fertilization or misapplication does not help your lawn , Swimming Pool Chemicals: Algaecides & Clarifiers or landscape , About Crocuses plants and can be very harmful to the surrounding environment. , Swimming Pool Chemicals: Algaecides & Clarifiers Careless application of fertilizers can cause pollution , The Omega Garden, The Ideal Commercial Hydroponic System or For The Indoor Grower in streams, lakes, ponds , Landscape Photography & Painting and groundwater.

Other Tips , Using the Right Hedge Trimmers in Lawn Care to Remember:

- Nitrogen is what stimulates growth and greens , Keeping Houseplants Alive During Summer Vacation Droughts up your lawn. , Patio Covers The nitrogen content in your fertilizer will determine how often you will have to mow.

- Mow often with a sharp mower , Mole Myths: How Can I Get Rid of the Moles Destroying My Yard? blade at a height of 2 to 3 inches leaving the grass , Tuscan Garden Design clippings to mulch, providing extra nutrients equivalent to 1 to 2 fertilizer applications per year

- Consider Xeriscape or low maintenance landscape , Maintaining Water Quality in a Garden Pond plants to decrease the need for fertilizers and watering

- Sweep over-sprayed fertilizers off sidewalks and driveways back into your yard , Using Plants To Make Us Happier and clean your spreader and equipment in your yard

- Lightly water , Rock Gardens - A Different Kind of Garden your lawn , About Crocuses and landscaping , Exotic Plants and Flowers for Guys: Trends in Flowers as Elegant as they are Masculine directly after fertilizing

- Avoid fertilizing on windy days or when heavy rains are expected, as this will wash away much of your fertilizer
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