Now is the time to fertilize your plants and grass

Now that grass is starting to grow around homes in your neighborhood, it's time to start fertilizing your yard. We're offering these pro tips to help you get the best colors and healthiest lawn possible! At Roots, we like to help educate our clients so you can get the most out of your outdoor space - that includes giving your landscaping the boost it needs to get the season going.

Reading Fertilizer Products

When you pick up a bag of fertilizer from your favorite hardware or outdoor store, you'll notice three numbers that will tell you the chemical makeup of each product. These numbers will vary based how you use them. The first number refers to the percentage of Nitrogen, the second to Phosphorous and the third to Potassium.

On Plants

When fertilizing plants, we recommend using a 10-10-10 fertilizer in the spring on your perennials. You'll only need one application. Otherwise, over-fertilizing can affect their blooms.

On Grass

We like to go with a 20-10-10 fertilizer on grass. We recommend fertilizing only in the spring and fall. During our hot summer months, the high nitrogen content can burn your grass. Extend your lawn's green color by keeping up with these tips!