SOMA Living April 2024



Many of us greet the Spring with the best intentions for ”do it yourself” maintenance of our lawns. Here are nine easy steps for lawn fertilization: 1. Assess the condition of your lawn by walking around and identifying areas that require attention, such as thin patches, thatch buildup, or discoloration. 2. Conduct a soil test to determine the pH level and nutrient composition of your soil. This information will help you select the appropriate fertilizer blend. 3. Choose a balanced fertilizer that contains nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium based on the results of your soil test. Alternatively, customize the fertilizer blend to address any deficiencies identified. 4. Gather the necessary equipment for the fertilization process, including a calibrated spreader, gardening gloves, and protective eyewear. 5. Apply the fertilizer in early spring when the grass starts to come out of dormancy. Avoid fertilizing during drought or extreme heat to prevent stress on the lawn. 6. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging carefully to avoid over-application. Use the spreader to evenly distribute the fertilizer across the entire lawn.

7. After fertilizing, thoroughly water the lawn to help the nutrients penetrate the soil and reach the grassroots. This also prevents fertilizer burn and promotes healthy growth. 8. Monitor the progress of your lawn in the weeks following fertilization. Observe its growth, color, and overall health, and make any necessary adjustments to your lawn care routine. 9. Implement regular maintenance practices like mowing, watering, and aerating to keep your lawn thriving throughout the season. By following these steps, you’ll be well-prepared to kickstart the fertilization season and cultivate a vibrant, healthy lawn to enjoy throughout the year. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Call us. We can set up a customized plan and help make your lawn beautiful.

Jose Garrido My name is Jose Garrido and I am the owner of Green Roots! We are local fertilization and weed control experts specializing in lawn transformations. We offer both Hybrid and Organic fertilizing plans which will enrich your soil and deliver amazing results!



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