Your Lawn's Nutrition
Give your lawn its vitamins.
Your lawn gives so much—it’s where you and your family lounge, play, and create your most cherished summer memories. For everything your lawn gives you, why not give a little back? Watering and mowing cover the basics, but your lawn will thrive when you feed it the nutrients it needs to grow thick and healthy.
What is fertilizer?
Fertilizer is an important part of regular maintenance because it helps maintain your lawn’s overall health. It can make your lawn become more resistant to weed growth, insects, disease, and drought. It’s also the secret to achieving that lush, green look that will make your lawn envy-worthy. Fertilizer is a combination of elements—nitrogen to make plants grow and get greener, phosphorous to stimulate root and seed development, and potassium to help grass stand strong against disease and drought.
When it comes to your lawn, we suggest choosing a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer—it controls the release of nutrients to your lawn over time, and won’t burn your lawn. This also promotes more even greening, without surge growth. Not only will your lawn look more beautiful—it will require less maintenance too. Talk about win-win!
Fortune favours the prepared.
Fall and winter can leave behind dead leaves, needles, pinecones, and branches. Before fertilizing, you’ll want to rake away this debris. You don’t want anything to get between your lawn and its nutrition! You should also aerate every year to help moisture and fertilizer reach the root system of your lawn. As a last step before fertilizing, give your lawn its first trim of the year. Cut grass to about 2.5 to 3 inches and rake away the cuttings.
The Crisscross Method
It’s important to distribute fertilizer evenly to avoid burning your lawn. Using a fertilizer spreader in a crisscross pattern is the best way to ensure an even application.
To do this, you’ll want to begin with your spreader about a foot inward from the outer edge of your lawn and run along its length. Continue until you’ve applied an even application over the entire lawn. Then repeat the exact same procedure, moving perpendicular to your first application to create a crisscross pattern. Now you have a fully fertilized lawn!
Seasons in the sun
In Canada, the best times to feed a lawn are early spring, late spring, and in autumn. Introducing the right fertilizer, at the right time makes it easy to maintain a lush lawn spring to fall.
After months under snow and ice, your lawn is hungry for nutrients. A great choice to help your lawn rise and shine is Golfgreen® Bio-Weed & Feed 9-0-0. Applied in early spring, it nourishes your lawn after its long winter’s nap while preventing weeds from sprouting.
With a little extra care, and the right feed, your lawn should reach its full potential in late spring. Using Golfgreen® NitroGROW Lawn Fertilizer gives your lawn the boost it needs to grow green, strong, and fast as it has 40% more nutrients and 20x time the iron. Grass also stays greener longer with 40% of total nitrogen being slowly released into your lawn.
Now it’s time to switch to maintenance mode and simply focus on enjoying the yard you worked hard to perfect in spring. Regular watering and mowing will do the trick. You actually don’t want to fertilize during this time, because if temperatures reach 27ºC, you’ll risk burning your grass.
Putting your lawn to bed in autumn makes a big difference. Golfgreen® Fall Lawn Fertilizer 12-0-18 helps prepare your lawn for its winter hibernation by improving resistance to cold winter weather, drought and disease. Trust us, you’ll thank yourself for this final feed next spring!
Giving your lawn the nourishment it needs throughout the season really pays off. With a little care and the right products, you can enjoy a lush, green lawn, while your neighbours turn green with envy.