Lawn Fertilization Schedule for a Healthy Miami Lawn
How often should I fertilize my lawn? Most experts agree for a healthy lawn, you should fertilize 4 times a year. Fertilization treatments keep your lawn healthy and growing, which can save you money the rest of the year in “brown patch” repair and dying grass, warding off insect infiltrations and disease, and even save on your water bill.
End of Winter Fertilization (February – April)
Lawns wake up out of hibernation hungry and ready to grow. Feed them from the start and your lawn will be growing great all spring.
End of Spring Fertilization (April-June)
Your yard should be growing like crazy at this point, moving out of the soft spring of new growth and into full growth lawns. Your yard is using up all the stored energy from over the winter and is about to hit full stride for summer. This fertilization period is also important because weeds are in high growth as well, combating your yard for resources such as water and sunlight. Give your lawn an added kick by supplying a weed-and-feed late spring to early summer to help your yard grow full without weeds.
Summer Fertilization (June-August)
Summer is hard on your yard. Southern heat can ravish it, insect can overwhelm it, and even something as innocent as the summer foot-traffic of kickball and jump rope can leave your yard looking limp. Perk it up and get it’s growing going with a summer boost fertilizer. If you see insects developing, feed your lawn with a built in insect control fertilizer to feed your yard during the strongest growing season.
Fall Fertilization (September-November)
Fall/Autumn finally sets in after a grueling summer on your lawn. Rainfall and dew increases, cool nights and warm days are perfect conditions for your lawn as it gets ready for its winter hibernation. Experts agree that the fall fertilization is the most important fertilization of the year to help build deep, strong roots and increase nitrogen storage to develop a thicker, healthier lawn for next year. Don’t skip the autumn fertilization, your yard will suffer for it.