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Get Your Lawn Summer-Ready: The Benefits of Professional Fertilization Services


Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes the need for special lawn care attention, especially fertilization. A well-fertilized lawn not only enhances the curb appeal of your home but also fortifies the grass against the stress of hot weather and activities. In this blog, we'll delve into the importance of summer lawn care fertilization, how to do it right, and why The Lawnsmith's professional services might be your best bet for a lush, green landscape all season long.

The Importance of Lawn Fertilization in Summer

Summer can be tough on your lawn. The combination of intense sun, high temperatures, and frequent use can stress your grass, making it more susceptible to disease and weed invasion. Fertilization during this time plays an important role in maintaining a resilient lawn. A properly fertilized lawn has a better root system to withstand summer heat and drought conditions. It also maintains a lush, green appearance and resists pests and diseases more effectively than an unfertilized counterpart.

How to Fertilize Your Lawn Effectively

Fertilizing your lawn involves more than just throwing down some chemicals. Here’s how you can do it right:

  1. Choose the Right Fertilizer: Select a fertilizer that matches the specific needs of your lawn. Look for products that contain a balance of essential nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
  2. Read the Label: Each fertilizer comes with specific instructions regarding application rates and timing. Stick closely to these guidelines to avoid over-fertilizing, which can harm your lawn.
  3. Apply at the Right Time: Timing is everything when it comes to fertilization. The early summer application should be timed to provide nutrients when they will be most beneficial to your lawn’s growth phases.
  4. Use the Right Equipment: Use a spreader for even application. Uneven fertilizer application can lead to patchy, burnt areas in the lawn.
  5. Water Properly: After applying fertilizer, water your lawn to help the soil absorb the nutrients. However, avoid excessive watering, which can wash away the nutrients.

Why Choose The Lawnsmith’s Fertilization Services?

While DIY lawn care can be satisfying, hiring a professional like The Lawnsmith can ensure optimal results without the guesswork. Here are the benefits of choosing The Lawnsmith’s fertilization services:

  • Expert Knowledge: The Lawnsmith professionals understand the unique needs of Minnesota lawns throughout the seasons. They use this expertise to apply the right products at the right times.
  • Tailored Fertilizer Programs: Based on the assessment of your lawn, The Lawnsmith offers a 6-visit fertilization program tailored to your lawn's specific needs. This program includes:
    • Early Spring (1st Visit): Application of time-released dry granular fertilizer with pre-emergent crabgrass control.
    • Spring (2nd Visit): Application of a broadleaf weed herbicide.
    • Summer to Fall (3rd to 6th Visits): Regular applications of time-released fertilizers and spot weed control as needed.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Lawnsmith guarantees satisfaction with their comprehensive service, ensuring that your lawn looks its best all summer long.

Professional Care for Lawn Health

Professional lawn care by The Lawnsmith means more than just aesthetics; it’s about maintaining a healthy ecosystem right in your backyard. By choosing professional services, you’re investing in your lawn's health and your property’s future value.

Proper fertilization is key to maintaining a healthy, vibrant lawn. By understanding the importance of timely and correct fertilizer application and considering professional services like those offered by The Lawnsmith, you can ensure that your lawn remains a lush, inviting space all summer long. Don't let the burden of summer lawn care weigh you down—let The Lawnsmith take care of it, so you can enjoy your beautiful outdoor space to the fullest. Request a free estimate here!