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fertilizer applicationThe Best Fertilizers For Your Lawn

Maintaining a lawn or garden takes a lot more than just pulling out your hose and watering or mowing from time to time. To really care for your lawn and make your yard stand out you need to give it proper nourishment and that’s where fertilizer comes in. Weed and Feed is a great option for some because you get two results with only one application. Getting the right lawn fertilizer and learning how to apply the lawn fertilizer to your lawn brings a lot of benefits aside from having a healthy lawn that’s green and lush.

However, just heading to your local garden center or supply store may get a bit confusing for the average homeowner who isn’t a scholar when it comes to vegetation and gardening. Walking down the lawn fertilizer aisle and seeing all those labels and bag and bottles all claiming to make your lawn the envy of your neighborhood can definitely make for an overwhelming experience. Where do you start? What is effective and what’s not? Are those products even right for your lawn?  Whether you decide on liquid fertilizer for your lawn, or the standard granular lawn fertilizer we have you covered.
We here at Solutions can help you by giving you the most helpful comprehensive information so you can make an informed decision when it comes to how you want to treat and care for your lawn, the products that will best suit your preferences and we can also guide you step-by-step so you can easily do the work yourself and save a ton of money over hiring a professional to take care of it for you.

How To Apply Fertilizer: 4 STEP SOLUTION

Applying fertilizer to your lawn is simple and doesn't take much time when you know the right techniques and have the right tools in your arsenal to make the process more convenient.  Below we have laid out for you four steps to achieve a well-nourished and attractive lawn. Whether you have a small lawn or a larger landscape, these steps generally remain the same and will effectively give you the results you are looking for.


Step One: Choose your Fertilizer method.The two main ways to apply fertilizer to your lawn are either through granular or liquid application which both have their own pros and cons. Whatever you choose will be based on personal preference. Depending on what you choose, you may need equipment like a spreader or hose to carry out fertilization. Knowing what type of grass you have can also help you in selecting the right fertilizer. If you’re unsure of your grass type, contact us and send us a picture and we can identify your lawn’s grass type for you.


Step Two: Choose the right time to fertilize. When you should fertilize your lawn often depends on the amount of time and money you want to spend on your lawn. Solutions Pest and Lawn recommends a light fertilization in spring and early summer and a heavy application during the fall season.
Step Three: Prepare the Spreader if you are using dry fertilizer, or connect the fertilizer to your hose if you are using liquid fertilizer. We advise you to please use a spreader and not apply fertilizer to your lawn by hand. There are a few options when it comes to spreaders. A broadcast or rotary spreader is an excellent option for larger lawns, especially if the spreader has a side-shield feature. This features makes application along the lawn's perimeter easy by shutting-off half of the spreader flow, so product is only applied on the turf and not on non-lawn areas like the the sidewalk or driveway.
Step Four: Begin fertilizing while walking at a normal pace while spraying the fertilizer. Be sure to get an even spread of fertilizer across your entire yard. Be cautious not to spread too much in one area or else your lawn may be chemically burned.
There you have it. Feel free to browse our fertilizer products below. If you would like help in choosing the right fertilizer for your lawn or you would like more detailed information on how to apply fertilizer, you can get specialized free advice for your lawn by contacting us at askapro@solutionsstores.com or call our customer service line at (800) 479-6583.

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