In Canada, even here on the West Coast, cool season grasses are the primary choice for turf grass. These grass varieties go dormant in winter and when things start to green up and thrive again in the spring, everyone wants to see the warm weather get here as quickly as possible. Because nothing says summer like a vibrant green lawn!
Fertilizing is a great way to ensure your grass is healthy and green all season long, however applying fertilizer at the wrong time is a waste of time and effort. For the most effective results, fertilizer should not be applied until the grass is in full growth phase and completely out of the dormant winter phase. While it’s tempting to give your lawn that boost in March, the warmer temperatures and extra rainfall of early spring is the best time to fertilize.
Fall is also a great time to fertilize to give your lawn an extra boost to strengthen roots through winter and it also helps grass green up faster in spring.
Fertilizer is usually composed of three main nutrients, nitrogen (N), potassium (K), and phosphorus (P), and blends will be composed of various amounts of each. If buying a commercial fertilizer, always read the instructions to know how to apply and how often to apply it. The special custom blends used by the professionals at Nutri Lawn Vancouver are guaranteed to boost your lawn without causing damage.
Nutri Lawn Vancouver’s most popular fertilizer options are:
Enhanced Calcitic Lime: On the West Coast, many lawns struggle to thrive in acidic soil conditions leaving lawns riddled with moss. In most cases, an application of lime will neutralize these conditions allowing the lawn to take in the important nutrients it needs. Our lime is designed to work quickly and is applied as a granular making it difficult to see in the lawn.
Polyon: Polyon fertilizer is specially designed for season-long performance. A patented polyurethane membrane in each capsule releases the nutrients slowly and consistently for predictable feeding during the growth season. The Polyon fertilizer used by Nutri Lawn Vancouver is specially designed for the Vancouver climate and soil conditions to ensure your grass gets exactly the nutrients it needs.
Kelp Seaweed Extracts: Kelp Seaweed Extracts is an all natural product made from East Coast seaweed and is applied in a water solution. Kelp Seaweed Extracts is an excellent source of nutrients to help protect a lawn against drought and heat stress. And an added bonus - no odours.
We also have traditional and organic fertilizer options for a season-long boost to ensure your lawn is lush, healthy and thriving. The recommended rate for spring fertilizer is 1lb of nitrogen (N) per 1000 square feet. Our custom blends are designed to last all season long with consistent slow release for predictable feeding.
The lawn care experts at Nutri-Lawn Vancouver are ready to help your lawn grow thick and healthy, and we are happy to tackle all your lawn care headaches. Let us help you create a lawn you’re proud of and will enjoy all summer long. Contact us today!