Some nutrients are essential for a healthy lawn. Understanding these nutrients can help you make decisions on types and amounts of fertilizer to apply to your grass. Let VIRIDIS Lawn Care of Salt Lake explain how and why nitrogen is important to have available to your lawn.
Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients for a lawn. Grass uses more nitrogen to grow than any other nutrient. When lacking in nitrogen, grass takes on a yellowed appearance, can thin or begin to die, and have stunted growth. Fertilizing with nitrogen can help to remedy these issues and is one of the quickest ways to help green up a lackluster lawn.
Fortunately, nitrogen can be found in more than just commercial fertilizers. Grass’ own clippings can provide much of the nitrogen it requires to grow. Always leave clipping on a lawn after mowing to help supply nitrogen in a safe way to your lawn. These clippings also provides a slower release, longer lasting source of nitrogen than an application of fertilizer but won’t have as drastic or immediate results and sometimes simply can’t keep up with a lawn’s needs.
Over application of nitrogen fertilizer can be detrimental to your lawn’s health and appearance. Over fertilizing can, at the least, cause grass to have too much top growth rather than developing a strong root system. At worst, it can burn and kill a lawn and leach into groundwater. Knowing the correct amount to apply can be complicated as different grass varieties as well as weather conditions and soil types can all affect the rate of absorption and required amount of nitrogen. Hiring a professional can insure that the correct application occurs to prevent your lawn from harm and encourage optimal growth. Let VIRIDIS Lawn Care take care of your lawn’s nutrient needs and fertilizer requirements.