Flush green lawns have always accentuated the beauty and grandeur of our houses. And grasses hold the major responsibility for maximizing the green portion of our lawns.
Being the major addition to the lawn, you need to keep your grass clean and fresh. However, besides keeping it clean and fresh, you also need fertilizers that will add to the health of the grass and will eventually improve the quality of the surrounding air.
Knowing the conditions under which you must use your fertilizer is of high importance too. We are fully aware of how important sunlight is for photosynthesis, therefore having the right amount of sunlight and ideal weather conditions will help enhance the effects of fertilizer. They will improve the lawn and grass quality.
The Best Time To Use Lawn Fertilizers Is Before Or After Rain
Before a rain or watering session is preferable to after applying grass fertilizers. This is because applying fertilizer before watering might help to activate the fertilizer’s nutrients and enable them to enter the soil more efficiently.
The water aids in the fertilizer’s dissolution and transports it to the grass’s roots, where it may be taken up by the plants. In addition to that the nutrients may not permeate the soil as effectively if fertilizer is applied after a rain or watering session since the soil is already moist. Also, if the fertilizer is not watered in after application, it may evaporate or be blown away before the grassroots have an opportunity to absorb it.
It’s also crucial to remember that feeding your lawn in times of drought or excessive heat can result in the grass burning or becoming stressed. It is preferable to wait until the weather is more conducive to lawn development and to adhere to the fertilizer package’s recommendations regarding the appropriate treatment rate and timing.
The purpose of applying fertilizer to your lawn is to supply the grass with vital nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, which can aid in its growth and maintenance. Yet, these nutrients must be digested and delivered to the root system for the grass to efficiently absorb them.
But why are fertilizers this necessary? And why do we need to check our weather conditions while using fertilizer?