Every homeowner knows that they need to fertilize their lawn, but many don’t know how to do it correctly. And quite frankly, they’re not! It is important to know what type of fertilizer to use, and how often you’re supposed to do it. The most important factor in figuring out how often to fertilize is what type of grass you have on your lawn. Here at CGreens Landscape Management in Dallas, TX, we are absolute experts when it comes to lawn care. So we put together a guide to help you figure out when you need to fertilize your law to get ready for summer!
Grasses in the US are typically grown into two major categories: Cool-season & warm-season. Knowing which kind of grass you have is vital for picking out a fertilizer plan. With a few exceptions, most of the grasses in Dallas are warm-season.
When to fertilize warm-season grasses:
The best time to fertilize warm-season grasses is during their growth periods. During the growth period, you should fertilize 2-3 times. The first two are most important:
- Early Spring (NOW)
- Late Spring (Mid-May)
It is also recommended that you fertilize one more time in August if your grass did not do as well as you would have liked during the summer.
When to fertilize cool-season grasses:
If you have a cool-season grass, such as rye, fescue, or bentgrass, you will need to fertilize quite a bit more. It is recommended that you fertilize twice in the fall (September & November), and then twice in spring (April & May).
Now that you know what type of grass you have and what time of year you need to fertilize, its also important to know which day to fertilize. The best time to fertilize is after a solid rainstorm or watering. Make sure you do not water the day before a big storm. The extra water from the rain will actually cause the fertilizer to leech out of the soil.
When in doubt, call the experts:
Give your lawn the best chance for a healthy and vibrant summer by calling the experts at CGreens Landscape Management. We have served Dallas-Fort Worth for decades and are a leading provider of lawn fertilization in Dallas, Highland Park, Frisco, Plano, and throughout the Metroplex.
For more information on fertilization and weed control services, contact us at CGreens Landscape Management in Dallas, TX. Whether you need to protect your landscape from insects and pests or are looking to give your lawn that thick, green, healthy look, we offer a range of specialized treatment programs to keep your grass & landscape healthy and beautiful all year long. Call 972-231-2870 or schedule an appointment today.