A 3-step guide for fertilizing your lawn

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Manual fertilizing of the lawn in back yard in spring time. Close upYour lawn is just like a garden in that it needs regular maintenance to stay healthy. Watering and mowing are two important components, but you also need to consider fertilizer. Making the extra effort to fertilize your lawn in an effective way to keep weeds at bay and to keep your lawn healthy and green all summer long.

If you’re new to the process, don’t worry. By following our three-step guide, you’ll master the art of lawn fertilization in no time. Good luck!

Step 1.) Mow and water your lawn. Before you can apply any fertilizer, you need to adequately prepare your lawn. The best way to do this is to mow and then water. When your grass is short and close to the soil, it can absorb more of the fertilizer’s nutrients. Watering your lawn prepares your soil to accept the fertilizer, allowing for greater and longer-lasting effects.

Step 2.) Select a fertilizer. When choosing a fertilizer, there are several factors to consider, including the type of soil, the climate and the type of grass you have. If you have questions about any of these steps, feel free to reach out. Here at Lawn Butler, we’re very familiar with Utah’s high-altitude climate and know exactly what it takes to keep your lawn healthy and green.

Step 3.) Apply the fertilizer. Once you’ve selected a fertilizer that aligns with your needs, it’s time to start applying it. You might think you’ll save time doing so by hand, but it’s far better to invest in a spreader. When applying your fertilizer, do so in straight lines, similar to how you would mow the lawn. Take your time and make sure to read your spreader’s user manual. This will ensure you cover all of your lawn and not just some of it.

If you need assistance with any aspect of the lawn fertilization process, we’ll be glad to help. Call us at 801-784-2746 or fill out an online contact form today.

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