Your lawn and landscaping are always going to make the first impression on friends, family and even customers. Keeping the grass and other plants healthy with a regular fertilizing schedule is the first step to making a great impression.
A balanced fertilizer is often the first type of plant food people start to think about. This type of fertilizer is a complete mix of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. These three nutrients are evenly mixed together to get a formula that reads: 5-5-5 or 10-10-10 or higher portions.
Knowing when to use this type of fertilizer is very important, because using it too often can lead to an overabundance of one nutrient over the others. This can hurt the soil and the plants alike. If any of these nutrients build up in ground water it can be harmful to people and animals.
So instead of using a balanced fertilizer all the time it is best to use it only when you are amending poor quality soil at the beginning of landscaping projects. A soil test can also help provide more details on which nutrients are missing from the soil.
Fertilizing your lawn and landscape plants is important. If you find yourself too busy to provide the proper care to the landscape of your home or business give Environmental Turf Management a call. Having been in business for more than a decade their lawn care experts are sure to help.