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How to Fertilize a Lawn and Change Your Property’s Landscape

Applying fertilizer to your lawn one of the most important parts of lawn care and is critical to your lawn’s health. If you want a green and vibrant lawn, fertilizer is essential. This guide teaches you everything you need to know about how to fertilize lawns and why it’s so important. There is more to the process than throwing something from a bag on your grass.

You can have a thriving lawn every year by starting with the basics and learning the more complex parts of the process.


The Basics of Lawn Fertilization

Your grass needs the right nutrients to grow. These nutrients are in large quantities of fertilizers to ensure your soil is packed with everything your grass needs. As the turf grows, it can drain the soil of all nutrients. Additionally, most nutrients plants need are water-soluble, so they can leach from the soil over time. Fertilizer replaces any nutrients that go missing or are lacking in your soil.

These are the most important nutrients provided by fertilizer:

  • Nitrogen: Nitrogen promotes the healthy growth of grass blades. It also builds proteins and helps grass create more chlorophyll, which is used for photosynthesis. When soil is untreated, it typically will not provide the right amount of nitrogen needed for your grass to flourish.
  • Potassium: Potassium is an essential nutrient for the long-term health of your grass. It’s needed for photosynthesis and cell division. Both of these processes determine how well your grass will grow. Potassium-rich soil helps your grass withstand droughts, being stepped on, and various types of stress. You will need potassium in your soil to keep your grass alive during the winter.
  • Phosphorous: Phosphorus is a crucial nutrient your soil needs to have. It is used in practically all your lawn’s energy processes. Despite its importance, your soil only needs small quantities of phosphorous, so you are unlikely to find much of it in fertilizer. This chemical produces amino acids and is a key part of glycolysis, respiration, and photosynthesis. Phosphorous is considered a pollutant if it is drained away by water and leaks into waterways.

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