Fertilization

To keep your lawn looking superior all season, Ace Property Maintenance recommends five applications of fertilizer each year.

 

March-April

22-3-9 cool season fertilizer
24-3-8 with pre-emergent

 

May-June

16-6-8 with or without broadleaf control

 

August-September

22-5-5

 

October-November

12-6-16

 

These numbers are called the NPK ratio. The three main ingredients in most fertilizers are (N) Nitrogen, (P) Phosphorus, and (K) potassium.
Nitrogen: greens plants quickly, encourages stems and leaves to grow
Phosphorus: critical for flowering, fruiting, seed formation, and root growth
Potassium: plays a role in disease resistance, root formation and photosynthesis
Pre-emergent: stops seeds from germinating and prevents weeds from establishing early in the season
Broadleaf control: kills most broadleaf weeds