How to Have a Perfect Lawn

Is your lawn green, full, and lush? If you are lucky, you have the perfect lawn- the envy of the block. In reality, luck has nothing to do with a perfectly green lawn- lawn fertilization is the key ingredient to turn up the green. In the article, "14 Tips to Fertilize Your Lawn", Julie A. Martens discusses the importance of lawn fertilization.
Fertilize your lawn properly, and you’ll be on your way to a healthy, dense stand of turf that maintains a deep green color and gives weeds a run for their money. Nitrogen is every lawn’s most important ingredient, and each type of grass demands different amounts to display peak growth and performance.
Lawn fertilization varies from lawn to lawn for a variety of reasons including the type of grass(es), soil, location, and climate. In a Popular Mechanics article, the author Brett Martin describes the ideal time to start fertilizing lawns. best time to fertilize your lawn is in the spring, when the soil temperature reaches 55 degrees Fahrenheit. You'll know when the soil warms up to 55 because the lilacs begin to blossom and the grass starts growing.
Another key component of a good lawn fertilization program is the application of pre-emergent. Pre-emergents helps weeds stop before they have a chance to start. In the Dallas, Texas area, crabgrass is rampant. By applying a pre-emergent onto a lawn, helps to eliminate this vivacious grass. The Lawn Problem Solver goes into more detail in this article about crabgrass.
Crabgrass is an opportunistic Annual Grass that begins to sprouts in the late spring anywhere that there is bare soil, water, and sunlight. Crabgrass continues to grow all summer and doesn’t really become ugly until late summer when it spreads seeds. After spreading seeds, Crabgrass is killed by the cold winter...but the seeds remain for next year.
Crabgrass is best fought before it appears. Make sure your lawn is properly cared for by using appropriate fertilizers, pre-emergents, water usage, and length of lawn. If you are unsure about what your lawn needs, contact a professional at North Texan Lawns. They will analyze your lawn needs and customize an appropriate plan. Plus North Texan Lawns does the hard work for you including the application, so you can sit back and enjoy your lawn.


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