Once the weeds and moss are under control later in the spring, move over to just a lawn feed to keep the grass looking thick and green. Liquid lawn feeds via a hose end feeder are ideal for using in late spring into summer as they water the lawn as well in dry periods.
Without food to develop side shoots and thickness, the lawn seed is also open to invasion by weed seeds and moss, that thrive in low nutrient conditions. On the other hand, a regular supply of supplementary food makes your lawn thick and green.
But don’t fret; below are the descriptions and properties of the types of lawn feeds, including the specific benefits of each.
Spring and summer lawn feeding
During these conditions stop feeding your lawn, wait until it has rained to let the water soak in for a few days, then start feeding again. Feed throughout the summer at 6-8 week intervals, weather permitting.
This photograph on the right shows the difference feeding your lawn can make. On the left section the lawn has been fed with a granular lawn food, on the right section nothing extra has been applied. As you can see, the fed section of lawn is much greener and healthier looking.
There a few types of lawn feed, so you may be a little confused about what to look out for when buying online.
The best lawn feed (or fertiliser) to use is one that provides both protection from weeds while systematically feeding your lawn. Ideally, lawn feed should be applied between April and September with Miracle-Gro EverGreen Complete 4 in 1 providing year-round feed when applied no more than twice a year.
• STEP 2 (LATE MAY) Consists of a triple action broadleaf weed controller liquid.
5 Step Fertilization & Weed Control Program
• STEP 1 (MID APRIL) Crabgrass control application. Consists of a well balanced, complete fertilizer.
• STEP 4 (LATE AUG./ EARLY SEPT.) This application will be a combination of Iron fertilizer (restores deep green color to turf) and triple action broadleaf weed killer. Dry and hot weather causes the lawn to go dormant; loosing its color and thinning out. These conditions promote weed growth. Because the fall season is a natural time for germinated weeds to drop their seeds for the fall season, we will nip future problems in the “bud” by killing them off before their seeds can fall.
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• STEP 3 (EARLY JUNE) Consists of an application of slow release Nitrogen fertilizer to feed your lawn keeping it green through the typically dry season. At this time we will spot treat any germinated broadleaf weeds if necessary.
• STEP 5 (EARLY OCTOBER) Most important application of them all!! Consists of a seasonal fertilizer that is designed to help develop root growth; this will help in the recovery from summer stress, as well as in preparation for the long, hard winter. Also included, is a time-released fertilizer, which will be taken up and stored in the lawn’s roots. This will be available to the root system right away in spring, thus greening and strengthening your lawn earlier in the spring growing season.
Grubs are the C-shaped larvae of Japanese Beetles that nestle in the soil below the thatch layer and feed on the roots of grass.
Nutsedge is a warm season perennial plant. It looks like a grass plant, but it actually is not.
Bermuda grass is very difficult to kill and eradicate completely from a lawn where it has grown vigorously.
These pests hide in your lawn and if bitten, can cause anything from simple skin iritation to the sperad of dangerous diseases.
This process creates thousands of new growth zones throughout your lawn by removing 1-3 inch cores of soil.