Appropriately applying fertilizer is an essential function for creating and maintaining a beautiful landscape.
Proper fertilizer applications promote healthy, vigorous lawns by adding back the nutrients that have been lost or depleted over time. Replenishing these nutrients can turn a dull or unhealthy lawn and landscape into a lush, inviting, healthy landscape.
In order to accurately apply fertilizer, I recommend that you begin with a soil test. In fact, the UT Extension Agency recommends having a soil test performed on your lawn and garden every three to five years.
The soil test results reveal the soil nutrient level, specifically the macronutrients nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. With this information, we can then determine the best blend of fertilizer for your lawn. Applying the correct blend, at the right time, helps reduce wasted fertilizer, and damage to soil, turf and plants.
A soil test also indicates soil pH. The pH is a measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of the soil. Proper soil pH is essential to ensure that your lawn has the ability to uptake and efficiently utilize the nutrients from the soil. If the nutrients are available (proper fertilization), and can be utilized effectively (proper pH), then you are well on your way to a healthy, vibrant landscape.
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