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Know When and How to Fertilize Your Lawn and Plant Life

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Sunday, 26 July , 2015

Spring is in the air in San Diego, and most of the people around here are starting to cautiously wonder if the rain of the winter is now behind us and we can begin to look forward to months of sunny and warm weather. This is also the time of year when people tend to start thinking about their lawns and their plant life, as they want to make sure that they are properly preparing those areas of a property for the season that lies ahead.

This usually involves thoughts of fertilizing the lawn and the plants that sit near it, and most people tend to get to this project in March or in early April. While this makes sense in many situations, people should not confuse what’s ordinarily done in other parts of the country with what needs to be done here. There are several different factors that need to be considered before spreading fertilizer on grass and plants that could prove harmful.

One of the first things that you need to recognize is the type of grass that you use for your lawn. Different types of grass require different types of fertilizer and they require it at different times. This is particularly true in the microclimates of San Diego, where even the same type of grass may need different approaches towards care in different parts of the county. You need to learn more about the particularities of your yard before proceeding to fertilization.

The same type of thinking holds true with your plants. Plant fertilizer is often beneficial to different types of plants in that it promotes growth, health and ultimately blooming buds and flowers. However, if you fertilize too early you may run the risk of burning those plants out, and if you wait too long you could miss the window in which fertilizer is most productive and beneficial. The more you know about those particularities, the more success you’ll ultimately enjoy.

Managing a yard in the spring in San Diego is something that requires some work, some research and some attention to detail. Mistakes with powerful chemicals such as fertilizer can be costly both in a tangible and an intangible sense, as you don’t want to be forced to replace these pieces of your property and take on all the stress that it entails.

If you’re unsure of how you should handle your yard in the spring as you prepare it for summer, the best way to proceed is to simply seek the advice and input of professionals who handle this type of work every day. The team of San Diego landscapers at Juniper Landscape Company has been helping home and business owners handle the outdoor portions of their properties with great success for many years, and that’s how they’ve earned such a high amount of trust from their loyal customers. Contact Juniper Landscape Company today to learn more about what we can do for you.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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