Beautiful Lawn With No Harsh Chemicals
The key to a beautiful lawn is the application of the right fertilizer at the right time. All lawn fertilizers contain three primary nutrients; nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. With the proper amount of these nutrients you can have the best lawn in the neighborhood. At Kansas Exterior Maintenance we like to try and use as much natural fertilizer as possible.
- Pelletized gypsum provides calcium and sulfur for optimum plant health and growth. Pelletized gypsum has a typical analysis of 21 percent calcium and 17 percent sulfur. Gypsum pulls together clay particles in the soil to make bigger particles, creating porous spaces for air, water and plant roots, this helps build the root structure of your lawn.
- Pelletized lime is another great natural product that can boost the growth of your lawn. Pelletized lime is a compound made of calcium or calcium and magnesium. It adds desirable nutrients such as calcium and phosphorus, and increases bacterial activity to improve soil structure. The best way to determine whether your soil needs liming is to test its ph. Since the most fertile gardens and lawns are those with a proper pH balance, having your soil tested every few years is highly beneficial. At Kansas Exterior Maintenance we offer soil testing and reports.
- Grass cycling is the act of allowing grass clippings to remain on the lawn after mowing to return nutrients back to the soil. The fertilizer content of typical grass clippings (by percent of weight) is: Nitrogen = 4%, Potassium (P) = 2% and Phosphorus (K) = 0.5%. Grass cycling throughout the mowing season can actually reduce your need for fertilizers by as much as 25%. Grass clippings are thus too valuable to throw away.
By using these three methods Kansas Exterior Maintenance can give you a beautiful lush lawn without ever having to cover your lawn with harsh chemicals. These methods of fertilization not only keep your lawn looking great but also save you money. When fertilization is done as part of our lawn builder program we offer free soil sample report!