While you are treating yourself to some new springtime clothes, maybe fresh home furnishings, and well-needed time outdoors, think about treating your lawn to some freshness too. There are a couple of ways to treat your lawn right, feed it well, and keep the bad guys (weeds) out.
Two Paths to Treating Your Lawn Like a Rockstar
Your yard deserves only the best treatment – excellent lawn care and maintenance, the healthiest noms, and only the things there that you want there. Your flowerbeds will look spectacular with some great mulch, your grass growing green and strong with irrigation, and pest-free with excellent pest control.
To keep it on the path to perfection, we need to take something out of the equation – and add an essential factor. Most weeds are no one’s friend and are worth taking the upper hand with them, making sure they don’t overrun your lawn.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, your lawn, flowers, and plants are likely missing something you may not have realized was lacking. Fertilizer is a great provider of all the things your lawn doesn’t get from sun and water.
Weeds? What Weeds?
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to walk outside, barefoot in your lawn without seeing creeping, spreading weeds – and know the chances of them making an appearance are slim? This scenario is entirely possible with some awesome pre-emergent weed treatment.
Exhibiting your skills at proactivity is the best tactic in a war against weeds – winning the battle before that war even has a chance to begin. There are some excellent options in treating your lawn for weeds before they appear, making you the Rockstar!
Keeping What You Want
You’ve taken the time, funds, and energy in cultivating a lush lawn with aeration and overseeding, a flowerbed that is the cool place to hang for all the bumblebees to collect their pollen, and walkways that provide safe pathways around your home.
There’s almost nothing that can singlehandedly destroy all those things like pesky weeds. Choosing to utilize pre-emergent weed control helps you make sure you get rid of the encroachers while safely keeping the things you want.
The Sneaky Thief
Like a thief in the night, hidden, quiet weeds creep upon your yard space everywhere it can reach – stealing all the crucial nutrients and water that your young grass and budding blooms need to thrive.
Ridding your outdoor space of weeds before they have a chance to truly take root can help preserve the health of your growing life in your yard. Your grass will have room to create a deeper and more extensive root system and grow healthy, receiving all the nutrients it needs.
Danger, Will Robinson!
Benefitting the health of your lawn and gardens is, of course, a great reason to stay ahead of weeds. Have you considered the health of you, your family, and your furry friends?
Many weeds are relatively harmless, more of an annoyance. However, there are also many breeds of weeds that can be poisonous and dangerous to humans and pets – and yes, they are common and can reach your yard, too. Banishing them early in the season can help you breathe easier.
Fertilizer, Our Green Friend
Let’s flip the script and talk about a wonderful thing that can help your outdoor space flourish rather than wither. Fertilizer has loads and loads of practical benefits to your grass, shrubs, and flowerbeds.
One of the best parts of fertilizer, regardless of the type you choose and need for your particular kind of greenery, is that it is a friend to the environment overall. It negates any waste as every part of it is used. Any nutrients in it can spread anywhere and be helpful to its environment.
The Case of the Missing Nutrients
Nutrient-rich soil is missing nutrients that are integral to your yard’s health and can stunt its growth. The type of grass or flowers or plants you have can determine what nutrients they are missing most.
Fertilizer has the answer to anything that may be missing. Some fertilizers are rich in nitrates, phosphorous, or potassium – or a blend of these – that can replenish what may be missing in your yard.
Growing Like a Weed (But Definitely Not One!)
When we feed our children the right nutrients, we see growth spurts left and right. When we feed our minds right, we see emotional and mental growth. The same theory applies to any living thing. If you feed it, it will grow.
This is where fertilizer shines. Feed your yard the right type of fertilizer and watch your grass grow stronger, thicker; your flowers vibrant, taller. Watching grass grow becomes a bit more exciting when you’ve fed it the right fertilizer!
Nutritious AND Delicious
One of the best things about fertilizer is how it manages to replenish itself. Unlike water and sun, which your yard needs is measured but constant supply throughout the year, fertilizer typically needs only be applied once or twice a year.
The delicious (to your grass and plants) nutrition that fertilizer feeds your yard space is the gift that keeps giving. The plants take what they need, and the soil stores the remainder for when the plants need more as time goes by.
The Friends That Treat You to an Epic Lawn
Pre-emergent weed treatments need to be prepared in very particular formulas, applied with specific equipment, and only in certain areas. Trying to do this on your own without the proper training and equipment could cause damage to your yard.
Fertilizer is super versatile, but your yard is unique and requires very specific types of nutrients – and needs to be applied at particular times of the year. Applied incorrectly, and it becomes a waste of money and time.
Your friends at Premier Lawn Care have dedicated themselves to their craft and to serving the communities of Alachua, High Springs, and Gainesville with exquisite attention to detail and superb customer service. If you’re ready to love your landscape, you’re ready to call us!