When taking care of your lawn, fertilizer is one of several components that keep it healthy and encourage growth. There are many types of fertilizers you can use throughout the lawn care process, but starter fertilizer is best for when you begin spreading grass seed.
Using a starter fertilizer for grass is beneficial whether you’re planning a new lawn or need to touch up spots in your current yard. OrganicLawns can help you maximize growth and create a lush green space for your home.
Starter fertilizer contains a small number of concentrated nutrients that encourage fast root growth when spread around new grass seed. It contains potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus nutrients to help seeds germinate.
The chemical ratio in a starter fertilizer creates a healthy blend for beginning grass growth. Phosphorus plays a big part in grass root development. Nitrogen gives seeds nutrients and isn’t needed as much until after germination and root development. Potassium helps when the grass begins growing and spreading.
Starter fertilizer works best when you apply it to the soil before seeding or laying down sod. The ideal time to sow is in spring or fall because of the cooler temperatures and weather conditions — it’s also the perfect time to apply starter fertilizer. If you’re overseeding your lawn, it’s best practice to apply starter fertilizer directly before or after seeding. The phosphorus in the fertilizer will help the seeds take root among the older lawn growth.
Knowing when to use starter fertilizer is essential when starting proper lawn care. You can get starter fertilizers with different chemical ratios, so your soil receives the nutrients it needs without oversaturating the current levels. To know how much starter fertilizer you need, take a soil test to see which nutrients are lacking so you can find a starter fertilizer that fits your soil’s needs.
OrganicLawns is here to help you achieve the lawn of your dreams. We can ensure your property receives the proper nutrients it needs to be green and lush. Our team is full of Maryland state-certified technicians, so you can trust we know what we’re doing. We use hand-selected, eco-friendly and pet-friendly products for all our services to ensure you have a high-quality lawn quickly. We also value building relationships with our customers while producing beautiful lawns.
We begin every service by taking a soil test to help us make a plan that suits the ground’s specific needs. Every service is personally customized based on the soil test results. With OrganicLawns, you will have peace of mind knowing your lawn will be weed-free and well-fed with our organic-based fertilizers.
Are you ready to upgrade your lawn or start installing a new one? OrganicLawns lawn care services will help you every step of the way, from starter fertilizer and seeding to weed and disease control. Contact us today or request a free quote to learn more bout our services!