How would you like to have a lush and vibrantly green lawn that’s the envy of your Bloomfield Hills or Orchard Lake, MI, neighborhood? When you hire an expert lawn care company to take care of fertilization efforts for your lawn and landscape, this goal is achievable. Here are some of the ways that fertilizer applications can benefit your lawn.
Replenish Essential Nutrients
All living things require essential vitamins and nutrients to survive and thrive. While humans might take a multivitamin to make up for any missing nutrients in their diets, fertilizer is the equivalent for lawns.
Grass needs appropriate amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to grow, and sometimes those nutrients can be depleted over time. These depletions can be a natural result of weather, such as heavy rainfall, or if soil erosion has occurred at some point, among other reasons.
Lawn care technicians can take a look at your lawn and analyze soil samples to determine exactly which nutrients your lawn may benefit from. Typically, these nutrients are the core three mentioned, but sometimes micronutrients are needed, such as copper or magnesium. When your soil has the appropriate amount of nutrients, you will begin to see a beautiful, healthy lawn.
Reduce the Growth of Weeds
A healthy lawn is resistant to the growth of weeds. When grass has all the nutrients it needs for health, it will become lush, and the root system will be strong. When a seed from a dandelion, for example, floats along the wind and lands on your lawn, it will have a much harder time taking root because the grass will be strong enough that it’s soaking up the nutrients and not leaving enough for the weed to take root and grow.
Oftentimes, weed control is applied along with fertilizer. Pre-emergent weed control will prevent weeds from growing in the first place, while post-emergent weed killers will target and kill specific weed types.
Minimize Disease and Insect Infestations
With a healthy lawn, the grass root system will also be able to better fight off disease and resist insect infestations. Both of these conditions often present with unsightly areas throughout your lawn, such as bare patches or brown dying grass. You’ll be glad to have a healthy and vibrant lawn when you have regular fertilizer applications by a professional.
Improved Health & Aesthetics
The deep, rich, green color that is so enviable in a lawn is a result of the root system having access to all of the nutrients that it needs to thrive. A healthy lawn also needs proper amounts of water, sunlight, and access to oxygen. Additional services are often available to ensure that all of these conditions are met.
For example, you may need to have your lawn professionally aerated. This process involves removing plugs of grass and soil, helping loosen up the ground, and allowing the root system to better access nutrients, water, and oxygen. When all of these conditions are met, you can expect to have the gorgeous green lawn that you have been dreaming of.