What to Look for when Selecting Fertilizer

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When it comes to fertilizing your Colorado landscape, there are a few things you should be looking for. During the spring, your grass builds the roots which support the lawn all season long. The roots take in the fertilizer, which results in a beautifully lush lawn. If you are unsure about what to look for when selecting fertilizer, here are a few key things you will need to consider.

  • Look for a balanced label of nutrients and a slow-release formulation.
  • There are 3 key ingredients to look for on the bag: N- nitrogen, P- Phosphorous, K- potassium. Though all the nutrients work together, nitrogen is the most important.
  • A 4th key ingredient on the label is Fe- iron. It is important to note that fertilizer with iron that falls on to the sidewalk and gets wet will create permanent red rust stains on the concrete.
  • Look for the word “homogenous” on the label. This means is that the particles of fertilizer are all about the same size. This helps in spreading the fertilizer more evenly over the lawn in order to make it uniformly green.

Lifescape Associates can properly fertilize and maintain your lawn so you don’t have to worry about stains on your sidewalks and uneven green spots in your lawn. If you live in the Denver, Boulder or Vail area, give us a call at 303-831-8310.

Source: alcc.com