If you are in the Potomac or surrounding area and are in need of landscaping maintenance, trust the experts at Great American Landscapes. We are available year-round for all your maintenance needs. It’s autumn and it’s a great time of the year to get your lawn fertilized and well-maintained. Fertilizing is a key way to make sure your lawn and plants get all the nutrition necessary to grow properly. It may be confusing, though, to know what kind of fertilizer you need.
One of the ways to classify fertilizer is by whether it is organic or inorganic. Organic fertilizers are all-natural and contain compost, manure, and peat moss. They will not harm the soil and are good for the long term. Inorganic fertilizers are the ones you generally see in store, which are pellets, powders, or liquids. These may not be as good for the soil as organic, but they are generally targeted for specific soils or to combat certain issues. They may contain more of a specific nutrient your soil needs than organic fertilizers, as organic fertilizers are generally not as nutrient dense as inorganic fertilizers.
Most inorganic fertilizer is classified by its content of these three elements: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. These compose the fertilizer’s ratio of NPK. Different plants and grasses call for different NPK ratios, which are altered for each plants. Some plants need more of one element than the others.
pH levels are also important for choosing fertilizer. Whether a soil needs an alkaline or acidic fertilizer is dependent on the plant and soil.
In all, fertilizers like organic ones can be for all-purpose needs, and inorganic ones can be altered for specific needs. For your fertilizing needs, it’s easiest to call an expert for recommendations and to get your soil’s fertilization complete.
If you’re ready to think about fertilizing, you want to call Great American Landscapes. So if you are in the Potomac area and surrounding towns, call us today at 301-972-5681 so we can take care of your landscape maintenance. We can get you set up on a lawn-care schedule that fits your needs and will keep your landscape looking great.