When Should Fertilizer Be Applied?

Your yard and lawn are an extension of your home and when the grass begins to green up in March and early April, you want to be able to enjoy that space with family and friends. There are a few things you can do while the grass is still waking up from a dormant winter season, but over-fertilizing your lawn shouldn't be one of them. Homeowners want to get a jump on the summer growing season, but fertilizing too soon is often a waste of time. How do you know when it's the right time to fertilize?

The short answer is late April or early May - basically early spring, because the warmer temperatures and extra rainfall will help the fertilizer take full effect. You need to wait until the grass is completely out of its dormant winter phase and actively growing though, otherwise the fertilizer is just wasted. That's a lot of effort, time, and money that won't get the results you're looking for.

You can fertilize later in the year and an inground irrigation system provides great value in this way. Fertilizing in the hot summer months is often a recipe for a ruined lawn. The problem is that many homeowners might not be experienced on how to apply fertilizers, or the best kind to use, and without enough water to dissolve the fertilizer, it causes serious damage to grass while feeding weeds.

With an inground irrigation system, you can add a liquid fertilizer and apply that through the summer. Nutri-Lawn Ottawa Irrigation also offers Kelp Seaweed Extracts. This 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. No odours either. Call us for a free consultation.

Nutri-Lawn Ottawa offers a range of fertilizer options.

Traditional: Our traditional fertilizer uses a combination of slow and quick release fertilizers with a custom blend of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium.

Organic: We offer organic fertilizers derived from all natural plant and animal by-products such as seaweed extract, blood meal, compost, manure, fish meal, and bone meal. Organic fertilizers provide a slow consistent release of nutrients over months which reduces the potential for streaking or burning.

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 Ottawa is specially designed for the Ottawa climate and soil conditions to ensure your grass gets exactly the nutrients it needs.

Thinking ahead to the warmer summer months? Why not install an inground sprinkler system? We use only the top brands in the industry including Hunter, Rainbird, and Toro. And with the Mini-Clik rain sensor included with every installation, you take the guess work out of when to water your lawn because the system will automatically shut off when nature has taken care of the watering for you. Ask about our realtime weather sensing technology. Contact us today for a free consultation.