FertilizationThe Sound Way to Help Your Lawn Grow
When you think of a fertile landscape, you imagine lots of green, growing things. When you look at water, you want to enjoy its clear pureness—not a lot of green algae and weeds growing in it! That’s why proper fertilization practices are so important for our West Michigan area. We want to protect our beautiful streams, rivers and lakes from the damaging effects of too much phosphorous. Fortunately, experts like our staff at Bosch’s Landscaping can help you have the thick, green lawn you want while minimizing damage to the beautiful environment we all enjoy.
What Fertilizer Does for Your Lawn
Most soils don’t have the right amount of nitrogen to maintain turf grass. Either they have too little—resulting in slow growth, yellowing blades, thinning turf and possibly disease—or too much, which causes stunted root growth and fewer reserves to help them withstand harsh conditions and certain diseases. Our goal is to match the needs of your soil with the correct fertilization practices to find that sweet spot in the middle.
We can take soil samples from different areas of your lawn to determine its exact condition and can design a custom blend to compensate for low levels of nutrients. We also offer organic fertilizers and “lake friendly” non-phosphorous ones, so any runoff will not lead to unattractive and unhealthy algae blooms and weed growth in our local bodies of water.
Our experts take all these factors into consideration—along with our local geographic region, climate, and the season of the year—to design an application schedule that benefits your lawn.
Using Fertilizer Wisely
There are many things you can do to be good stewards of the land you occupy. Some include basic lawn care techniques, like setting the blades higher to encourage deeper root growth, using a mulching mower to return grass clippings to the soil and recycle those nutrients, and watering your lawn correctly. Those timers may be easy, but nothing brings on fungus and disease more quickly than excessive watering.
Unless you are starting a new lawn, or a soil sample shows low levels of phosphorous, it is better to use a product with low or no levels of this nutrient. Spread it carefully so it stays on the grass, sweep up any stray particles on sidewalks and pavements, and return them to the lawn so they won’t run off. Also, don’t apply fertilizer if heavy rain is expected. These practices are especially important if you live near a body of water.
Letting Holland Area Experts Care for Your Lawn
If you don’t have the time, don’t like working outside, or don’t know enough about how to use these products responsibly, call our state-certified applicators at Bosch’s Landscaping and let us handle it for you. We tailor our fertilization practices to the seasons, geographic region, and the condition of your grass, and use our knowledge and experience to help you grow a vibrant, green lawn with the least harm to the environment.
If pests or invasive plants are a problem, we can help with that too. We also have the equipment to quickly aerate and dethatch your lawn. Call us today for an estimate for the lawn care plan you need, and we’ll do the rest. You can reach our office on 136th Avenue in Holland by calling (616) 399-6861 or contact us today using this form.