Fertilizing

As one of many landscaping and lawn care services that Indresano Landscapingoffers, none of them can have as dramatic an impact on your lawn’s color, health, and overall appearance as regularly scheduled fertilizing.  However, getting this lawn science right is oftentimes a challenging task. Depending on local growing conditions, soil quality, and the type of grass you have, you will have specific, yet very unique fertilization needs.  And that’s where you’ll benefit from our lawn care services.

With our professional lawn care and fertilization services, your lawn will thrive and be the envy of your neighborhood.  You have to be committed to proper lawn fertilization if you want your landscaping endeavors to thrive.  It’s just that simple.  Our customizable, year-round fertilization programs can be tailored to suit the needs of your property.  Plus, you’ll have peace of mind with the Indresano Landscaping100% satisfaction guarantee – if you’re not satisfiedwith our workmanship, we’ll make it right.

Lawn Psychology

While you may not know this, every lawn has a unique set of care and maintenance needs, especially where fertilization is concerned.  Fortunately, we can ensure that your lawn will always be fertilized properly when you sign up for a regularly scheduled care and maintenance program.  As your landscaping and lawn care specialists, we know what your lawn needs.  We specialize in a broad range of lawn species including:

  • Bermuda
  • Fine Fescue
  • Kentucky Bluegrass
  • Rye grass

An Indresano Landscapingspecialist will be happy to sit down with you and customize a scheduled fertilization plan so that your lawn is fed the right nutrients at the right time.  This will ensure lush, green growth and alleviate your stress about the timing of it.

Timing is Everything

When it comes to proper fertilization, timing really is everything.  Lawn care specialists will tell you that springtime is the optimum time of year to fertilize your lawn.  It is best to feed your lawn when the soil temperature reaches 55º F.  So how can you tell when it has reached 55º F? When the grass starts “greening up”and the lilacs start blooming, it’s a pretty good indication that the soil has reached that temperature.  In most areas of the US, that means around mid-April.

Indresano Landscapingschedules 5 feedings between spring and fall beginning in mid to late April.  The next feeding should be done 4 weeks later in mid-May.  After that, your lawn should be fertilized every 6 to 8 weeks until October. Additionally, the third feeding should be done using manure or another organic material.   When you have our technicians fertilizing your lawn on a regularly scheduled basis, you can be assured that the proper amount of fertilizer will be applied.

We know the right Numbers

IndresanoLandscapingviews fertilization as a science of numbers.  Have you ever noticed the 3 numbers on the label of a bag of fertilizer? Moving from left to right, those 3 numbers tell you the percentage of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium that the fertilizer contains.  So, if you see “30-0-10” on the label, that means the fertilizer contains 30% nitrogen, 0% phosphorus, and 10% potassium.  The remaining percentage is usually filler material to ensure that the fertilizer is applied evenly.

The Benefits of Fertilizing

On the surface, the benefits of fertilizing your lawn are obvious. The lawn is very green, lush, and weed-free.  Overall, it has an extremely healthy appearance.  However, there are other benefits that you are unable to see.  For instance, over time, you’ll find that there is less of a need to apply any weed killer.  Another benefit of fertilizing is that it enables your lawn to absorb water quicker during periods of heavy rains.  In turn, this helps strengthen the root system and prevents muddy spots by reducing flooding.

For more information about our lawn care and maintenance services and to learn more about proper fertilizing techniques, contact Indresano Landscaping, your one-stop shop for all things landscaping and lawn care.