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4 Facts About Lawn Fertilization Every North Texas Homeowner Should Know

Jack Moore
Apr 6, 2020 7:43:58 AM

There’s no question that incorporating lawn fertilizer into a well-rounded lawn care program is important. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s one of multiple services that matter. In general, we find that a lot of homeowners tend to oversimplify lawn care as a whole, including fertilization, and often don’t understand what’s needed to see success.

Read The Ultimate Texas Lawn Care GuideOn that same token, some homeowners tend to get really caught up on one service, and put a lot of weight on that, when in reality it’s the combination of multiple services that really makes a difference in achieving optimal results

That’s why we’re sharing some important facts about lawn fertilization that should be on your radar. 

1. Lawn Fertilization Timing Matters

When it comes to the lawn fertilizer Texas schedule, the lawn needs to be fed during the most active growing season and can be backed off when the lawn goes dormant. Here in North Texas, that means fertilizing April through October. 

Fertilizer must be watered in, so if there’s no rain in the forecast after it is applied, plan on running your sprinkler system for the recommended time based on your sprinkler heads (rotor or spray head).

watering lawn after fertilization

In terms of mowing after fertilization, give the mower a rest for at least 24 hours after a fertilizer application so the product can absorb into the soil.  

2. Lawn Fertilizer Service Can Differ from Company to Company

Although it may seem like all lawn fertilizer companies are doing the same thing, the fact is, there are some important differences. One of the biggest differences has to do with the products that they utilize. Some homeowners mistakenly assume that all fertilizer products are the same but this simply isn’t the case. You want to make sure that your lawn care company is investing in high-quality products.

lawn care technician spreading fertilizer

On the same token, as we already mentioned, timing matters. Unfortunately, even some lawn care companies underestimate the importance of putting fertilizer down in the optimal time frame and will just toss it down whenever is convenient for them. 

However, applying a low-quality fertilizer product or applying it improperly (at the wrong rate of application) or at the wrong time of year could lead to poor results. 

3. Other Lawn Care Services Matter, Too (A LOT)

As we mentioned early on, the best lawn care is a combination of multiple efforts—lawn fertilizer being just one of them. This is important as we think a lot of homeowners tend to put quite a bit of expectation on a single service (like lawn fertilization) to do all the work. 

This might just be because it’s a service that they’re familiar with—possibly even one that they’ve performed on their own in the past. Big-name product companies have done a good job educating consumers that lawns need to be “fed” and that nutrients are important to a lawn’s overall health. This is all true, of course.

But as important as fertilizer is, it’s still one piece of a large puzzle.

lawn care technician spraying for weeds

In looking at the big picture, the biggest battle that we fight is against weeds. Weeds can impact the overall look of the lawn which is why effective pre-emergent and post-emergent weed controls are also such important services. Sometimes, as lawns go into a period of dormancy, we are asked if we can back off on performing any services. Most homeowners do understand that their lawns don’t need to be “fed” while they “sleep.” 

But this is such an important time for pre-emergents. This is why a full program (that includes changes to services as the seasons change) is going to get the best results.

In addition, proper irrigation, mowing, and aeration and overseeding are also essential services. All of these services ultimately work together to create the results that you’re after.

4. The Best Lawn on the Block is a Partnership

We always want to make it very clear how much we value ongoing communication with our clients. In fact, communication is vital when it comes to achieving the best results. 

lawn care technician and customer talking

Our lawn care program includes 7 optimally timed visits. That has us coming out every 6 to 8 weeks from spring through fall. But we also recognize that a lot can happen in that 6 to 8 week period and we want homeowners to fill us in if they’re seeing changes in their lawn during that time frame. 

We want you to be our eyes in between our visits. And if you see a concern, we’ll be back. That’s because the best lawn on a block really does come down to having that “partnership” with our customers. 

Ready to Get the Best Lawn on the Block?

When it comes to having the best lawn on the block, your choice in lawn care companies can make a big difference. Choosing the best lawn care program, that includes a high-quality, properly applied lawn fertilizer, is going to have a direct impact on your results.

If you’re serious about getting the best-looking lawn on the block then it would benefit you to put some thought and research into the company that you choose.

With that effort, you’ll be able to gain the peace of mind that you made a wise choice and that you’re reaping the benefits as a result.

Ready for a great-looking lawn at your Flower Mound, Highland Village, or Lewisville, TX home? Get a free quote and get ready to have the best lawn on the block.

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