Fail to water your lawn in dry times and you can expect to see and to recognize the results pretty quickly but proper fertilization is every bit as important and yet often neglected. Everybody wants that full golf course green look but lack of the right nutrients often leads to patchy and weak grass that just doesn't give you that lush effect. We can take care of that for you. Our carefully prepared fertilizer formulas ensure that you get to see rich even growth with grass that can naturally resist competition from other unwanted plants – which means fewer weeds.
What's in Lawn Fertilizer?
You probably remember from school that plants perform an amazing job of getting nutrition from sunlight and carbon dioxide. You could reasonably say that they eat light, so why do we need to fertilize them? The answer is that just as humans need vitamins and minerals for healthy growth plants also need micro nutrients that are absorbed through their roots and leaves. These include sulfur, calcium, magnesium, iron, and less familiar materials like boron or molybdenum. Different types of plants have different requirements for micro nutrients so let us perform a professional nutritional needs evaluation of your yard and come prepared with just the right diet for it.
As professionals we start with a proper soil analysis to find out what micro nutrients are the right ones for your particular yard. Haphazardly applying the wrong fertilizer can have a negative impact including encouraging weeds, creating unhealthy growth spurts, and of course simply wasting your money. So we test the soil's pH, mineral balance, and nutrient content before coming up with a tailored nutritional program for your plants.
If you've ever had a course of antibiotics then you'll probably know that recovery is sped up by taking probiotics to help your body build up the beneficial micro organisms that you need. Lawns also benefit from certain micro organisms and the science of lawn fertilization can now offer probiotic products to suit your lawn. In particular probiotics can help a lawn bounce back after those tough winter months. Ask us about plant probiotics to keep your plants healthy and better able to resist weeds and disease.
Customized Lawn Fertilization Plans
So when and how often should you fertilize? That depends on a lit of things including the micro climate of your yard and the types of plants you're trying to help nurture. Over fertilization, particularly at the wrong time can cause growth spurts that show as patches of irregular grass, while under fertilization not only results in thin growth but can leave a lawn vulnerable to weed invasion. So let our professionals analyze your soil and find exactly what your plants need to thrive, then work with you to create a customized 'feed and seed' program of fertilization and re-seeding to ensure that there is perfect growth and you get a beautiful lawn. Proper fertilization is a year round process so let the professionals at Anchorage Lawn Care Pros come up with the calendar that guarantees your dream yard.