There is no way around it, Fescue, Bermuda, Zoysia, Centipede and St. Augustine lawns need sufficient nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to survive and flourish. Proper fertilization on all of these turf types in the Triangle not only help your lawn look green and healthy but can also help to control weed infestation, resist insects, resist disease and aid in the recovery from drought or heat stress. Our Raleigh, Durham, and Cary NC lawn care services take the guess work out of your required lawn care management and result in the greenest, healthiest lawn possible.
Following a liquid fertilizer, we recommend waiting 24-48 hours before cutting your lawn. However, after a granular fertilizer, you can mow right away. When mowing, always allow the clippings to return to the ground unless the lawn has grown too tall.
This depends on whether you have cold-season or warm-season grass. If you have a cold-season grass like fescue, fertilize two weeks after it starts to green in the fall. For warm-season grasses like bermuda, fertilize two weeks after it starts to green in the spring.
Yes, you should wait 24 hours after fertilizing to water your lawn. Then, when you do water your lawn, it should get a consistent water flow for a couple of hours so it thoroughly sinks in.
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