Synthetic fertilizers can be a controversial lawn care topic to some people. After discussing watering and mulching last week, we discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages to using them in your lawn service regimen, and we discuss a couple more lawn mowing tips, as we wrap up our lawn care blog series.
- Nitrogen Is Vital – Many synthetic fertilizers contain nitrogen, which can run hot on your lawn. It is easy to get too much of these synthetic fertilizers in one area. If you use synthetic fertilizers, just be aware of the short-term risk of burning your lawn. There are also long-term risks to your soil as many chemical fertilizers adversely affect the healthy microorganisms in the soil that your lawn feeds on. Organic or natural fertilizers take a little longer to initially work their magic than their synthetic counterparts, but they aren’t as destructive to the health of your soil or the microorganisms that your lawn needs to feed on.
- Sharp Blades Make Sharp Looking Lawns – Maintain those blades so you get a clean cut on each blade, which helps the lawn look nice. When you use a dull blade, it makes a jagged cut on the tips. This kind of a cut creates an avenue for infection and lawn diseases to compromise lawn.
- In The Heat Of The Moment – We talked not cutting your lawn too short because it can stress the grass blades. Along those same lines, we don’t want to cut the grass when in the heat of the day. This can also increase the heat stress that your grass experiences.
Deciding on synthetic versus organic lawn fertilizers is an important decision. Additionally, keeping those blades sharp and cutting your lawn at the right time of day are also important. This concludes our lawn care tips for now. We hope you have found this lawn service blog series helpful.