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What Happens to Your Grass When You Fertilize

Beautiful green lawn after services completed

After your lawn has been professionally treated with quality fertilizer, you may have noticed the transformation from dull to green and vibrant. While these characteristics are often the first to be noticed, there are other important processes occurring beneath the soil, strengthening and preparing your lawn for the future. If neglected in subsequent seasons however, the grass will eventually return to its original state, losing much of its beauty. For this reason, fertilizer should be applied at least 4 times per year to produce consistently healthy grass for years to come. At Arbor-Nomics, we proudly offer high quality lawn care services for property owners in Atlanta, Georgia and nearby cities. Are you wondering if multiple fertilizer treatments are necessary for your warm season grass? Keep reading to find out why every lawn should be treated seasonally, rather than annually.

Early Spring
During the early days of spring, the cold temperatures begin to melt away, and sunny days return. This heat will alert the grass roots that it’s time to emerge from its hibernation. The top growth must achieve a proper balance. Too much growth can lead to weakened roots, while too little growth can limit the amount of available sugars needed for fuel. Underperforming grass growth may also encourage the spread of weeds during this crucial phase of development. For this reason, it’s important that grasses receive professional services during this time to nourish the young warm season grass and to curb the emergence of weeds and other invasive plants.

Late Spring
Fertilizing the lawn again in late spring will give the grass the nutrients needed to continue growing successfully into the prime summer season. This is particularly true if the initial growth in early spring seemed to have slowed down or stopped progressing.

During the summer, a well-tended lawn is usually in its most abundant state. By this time, your grass should be creating rhizomes, sending out a thick layer of growth that is strong enough to keep out weeds and undesirable plants. Feeding your warm season grass at this time will ensure that the root system flourishes, which will help reduce the amount of water needed to keep your lawn green, while ensuring fewer bald spots when winter arrives.

In the fall, cooler temperatures may slow the growth rate of your grass. If left unattended, this lack of progress could provide an opportunity for winter weeds to take root. Keep an eye on problem areas, to ensure that the weeds stay far away from your lawn. It’s also important to fertilize your warm season grass once again, to make sure your grass’ roots have enough food to sustain itself before going dormant in the coming months.

Does Your Warm Season Grass Need to Be Fertilized? Call Arbor-Nomics Today
Are you ready to restore and revitalize your neglected lawn? Then call the experts at Arbor-Nomics and find out how our fertilization treatments in Atlanta can help improve the beauty and health of your grass for many years to come. Contact our office to speak with our friendly, knowledgeable staff or to schedule an appointment with a lawn care specialist in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Woodstock, Marietta, Sandy Springs, Cumming, Roswell, Brookhaven, Georgia or a nearby metro area neighborhood.