How To Know Which Fertilizer To Use

January 23, 2024 | General | Kylie Kelty

The Farison Lawn
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Navigating the garden center’s fertilizer aisle can be a daunting task for many homeowners–the shelves are stocked with various formulas, numbers, and brands, making picking the right fertilizer a tricky task. Fertilizer is not just food for your grass; it’s a pivotal element for the vitality of your lawn, and using the wrong one can be the difference between a flourishing green space and a patchy, brown eyesore.

At Farison Lawn Care, we understand the complexities of fertilizer selection, and that’s why we take the responsibility off your hands. Our experts ensure that you will never have to worry about how to pick the right fertilizer for your lawn and that your lawn receives precisely what it needs to grow lush and strong. 

Trust the Team

What makes our fertilizer choices the best? Our picks are tested and proven. When our team members choose the right fertilizer for your lawn, here are the factors they evaluate:

The Release Time

Fertilizers come in two forms: slow- or quick-release. Slow-release fertilizers break down nutrients over time, providing a steady food supply to your grass. Quick-release fertilizers give your lawn a quick nutrient boost but require more frequent applications. The right type for your lawn depends on your maintenance preferences and the time of year.

The Ingredients

Fertilizer nutrients are either synthetic or organic. Synthetic fertilizers are fast-acting and have a precise nutrient ratio, while organic fertilizers slowly release nutrients and improve soil structure over time. Choosing the right fertilizer for your lawn often means deciding between a quick fix and long-term health.

The Season

Different stages of the growing season call for different types of fertilization. Spring fertilizers usually have more nitrogen to jumpstart leaf growth. Fall fertilizers, on the other hand, are higher in potassium to help the lawn recover from the summer heat and prepare for the winter cold.

There’s a lot to consider when selecting the right fertilizer, and you wouldn’t want to risk the health of your lawn. We pick fertilizers for you, so you don’t have to. 

At Farison Lawn Care, we bring more than five decades of expertise to your yard, helping you make the most of your outdoor space. Trust us to know exactly what your lawn needs to thrive. After all, your family’s outdoor moments are too precious to be overshadowed by lawn care woes. Offering a wide range of comprehensive services, our team has everything you need for greener and healthier grass. For more information on what we offer, contact us, or visit our service page today!


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