Fertilizing is one of the economical and effective ways to improve a lawn. A lawn should be fertilized at least twice a year and preferably 3 to 5 times a year. This will provide a consistent and healthy diet for the grass. Grass is competing with weeds, as well as neighboring trees and shrubs, for nutrients and water. Because of the demands that are placed on lawns, they must be fertilized.
Some of the benefits of a properly fertilized lawn include:
- Good color, density and vigor
- Resistance to insects, weeds and diseases
- Ability to defend itself against weeds far better than an under watered, under-fertilized lawn.
- Greater drought resistance and quicker recovery after long dry periods of being stressed.
- Battles pollution by trapping dust and pollen, and by absorbing carbon dioxide and other gaseous pollutants that contribute to the greenhouse effect.
- Reduction in storm water runoff, recharges ground water, and prevents erosion of topsoil.