Healthy grass is crucial to our environment. It reduces pollution, absorbs greenhouse gas, and produces an abundant supply of clean oxygen. Did you know that a 50-foot by 50-foot home lawn creates enough oxygen for a family of four every day?
Lawns also clean water through filtration, reduce soil erosion and water run-off while providing a soft, safe, and cool outdoor space for people and pets to rest and play.
Plants need the proper balance of nutrients to grow and stay healthy. In order to have a thick, healthy lawn that can fight off weeds and withstand drought conditions, proper feeding, watering, and timely cutting are necessary. Fertilizer ensures your lawn has all the nutrients, in the proper amounts, it needs to grow.
Use it. Share it. Store it.
If you are left with extra fertilizer at the end of the season, you can use it, share it, or store it.
Best practices for lawn and garden care advise feeding your lawn every other month beginning in April after the ground is no longer frozen and stopping before the first frost in the fall. A lawn fed three to four times a year develops a deep root system to resist heat, drought, and wear. It also develops thick green top growth to naturally resist weeds, disease, and insects.
If your lawn is not that large and you have leftover fertilizer at the end of the season, pass it with your family, neighbours, friends, or community group. This will help ensure their lawns also grow back lush and healthy in the spring.
Keep any leftover fertilizer sealed in its original container in a dry place for use next season. If moisture gets in, you may have lumping of the fertilizer, so be sure to break up any clumps before placing in the spreader next spring.