Lawns in New Jersey require a consistent supply of essential nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, to thrive. These nutrients are found in fertilizer treatments that support various aspects of your lawn's health; however, you need to ensure you apply these treatments at the right time! In New Jersey, it's recommended to fertilize your lawn twice in the spring and twice in the fall. It's also important not to forget to use weed control throughout the year to prevent fertilizing unwanted weeds alongside your grass.

Fertilize Your Lawn in New Jersey Twice in the Spring

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Getting off to a strong start in the spring is crucial for your lawn in New Jersey because it will be coming out of winter dormancy and will need some extra help to bounce back. For this reason, you should fertilize your lawn twice in the spring: once in early spring and again in late spring or early summer. The first application of fertilizer in early spring will provide nitrogen and other key nutrients to help your grass green up and emerge from dormancy. The second application of fertilizer in late spring or early summer will replenish those vital nutrients and also give your lawn an extra boost of energy to help it prepare for the hot summer season ahead.

Fertilize Your Lawn Twice in the Fall

In addition to being beneficial to your overall lawn health, applying fertilizer in the fall is extremely helpful if you are looking to help your lawn recover from any damage that was caused by insects, diseases, or environmental stressors over the summer. That's because most fertilizers contain an abundance of nitrogen, which helps strengthen your turf by increasing its resistance to stressors like these. This is why we recommend fertilizing your lawn first in the early fall. Then, the second fertilization treatment should be applied in the late fall or early winter because it will help replenish those vital nutrients for storage, providing your grass with ample resources to support it throughout the winter season.

Fertilizer helps lawns develop stronger root systems, which means they're better able to absorb water and other helpful nutrients!

Make Sure You Apply Weed Control Treatments Throughout the Year

Weeds are not only unsightly, but they also steal precious resources from your grass, including water, sunlight, and nutrients. They can grow quickly and infest your entire lawn if left untreated. In order to keep weeds off your property, you should apply weed control treatments throughout the year. There are two primary types of weed control treatments used to combat weeds:

  • Pre-Emergent Weed Control: Pre-emergent weed control treatments prevent newly germinated weeds from sprouting through the soil. They work by coating the surface of the ground and trapping the weed seed underneath, preventing it from ever reaching the sun, air, and space that it needs to grow successfully.
  • Post-Emergent Weed Control: Post-emergent weed control is used to eliminate existing weeds that have already grown on your lawn.

Some common weeds in New Jersey include crabgrass, nutsedge, chickweed, and dandelion.

Call us now to sign up for our lawn care program which includes fertilization treatments!

We offer a comprehensive six-step lawn care program at Stream Line Lawn & Landscape, which entails using professional-grade fertilizers at multiple stages during the growing season. Our six-step program also includes weed control treatments, lime treatments, and insect and grub control: all services that help support a robust lawn all year round.

We service commercial and residential properties in the Westfield, NJ, area, including nearby areas such as Watchung and Warren. Call us today at (833) 452-9666 to enroll in our comprehensive lawn care program and achieve the thriving, verdant lawn you've always wanted!