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Spring has Sprung! It's Time to FERTILIZE!

March 06, 2023 • By Madison Avila

Now that you have a beautiful new Home, we're here to help you maintain a beautiful lawn! If you are new to this or want some updated tips, look no further! Here are some products, tips, and tricks to keep your lawn looking beautiful all year long! 


4 Mistakes to Avoid!

Let's start off by listing the 4 most common mistakes you can make when fertilizing your lawn.

1. Don't apply fertilizer before heavy rain, it will wash away all your hard work! 

2. Don’t apply fertilizer to stressed lawns during a drought or in the heat of summer when the grass has turned brown.

3. Don’t leave spilled fertilizer on sidewalks or driveways. Instead, sweep it up, so it doesn’t get washed into local creeks and rivers. (This can be hazardous to public waterways.)

4. ALWAYS water in your fertilizer, neglecting this or putting fertilizer down during extreme heat can fry your lawn! 

Now that we have the big "don'ts" out of the way, we need a clean yard to start with. Before cutting your grass or fertilizing it's important to pick up any twigs, branches, rocks, or other debris from your yard. So now, what fertilizer should you use? To start the growing season off right and give grass the nutrition it needs to grow after a long winter, your lawn’s first feeding should be in the spring. Which fertilizer solution to use depends on where you live, what type of grass you’re growing, and any lawn problems that might be present. Here’s what we recommend. Scotts® Turf Builder® Southern Triple Action can tackle all our challenges in one fell swoop for St. Augustine, centipede, zoysia, and carpet grass lawns. It not only kills the stubborn broadleaf weeds listed on the label, but also controls and prevents fire ants for up to 6 months so that you can enjoy your lawn instead of avoiding it. What’s more, it does all of this while feeding the lawn to encourage deep, long-lasting green and strong growth. 

If your home was built by ASGi Homes, your sod type is most likely St. Augustine/ Floratam, and the average square footage of your yard probably falls around 2,000 sq. ft. (may vary with community and lot upgrades.) 

Just follow the schedule as recommended and be sure to water it in after fertilizing. 

Before you go, here are some links to materials you will need. 

Spreaders- These are your best friend when it comes to fertilizing your lawn. It creates a seamless and satisfying process. There are two main types of spreaders, drop spreaders and hand spreaders. Both work fine for fertilizing your yard and is completely up to your preference! Shop below! 

Stay tuned for year round lawn tips! We'll be here all season! 

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