If you’re out shopping for fertilizer, you’ll run across a labelling method that needs to be understood in order to buy the appropriate nutrients for your yard. The first number stands for the percentage of nitrogen in the mix. The second number is for phosphorous, and the third number is potassium. These are the three primary macronutrients of fertilizer.
Fertilizers often display their macro-nutrients in the form of three numbers, and phosphorous is the second number. Therefore, a fertilizer labeled 10-10-10 would have 10% phosphorous indicated by the second ten. The first number represents nitrogen, and the third number represents potassium. Together, these three elements make up the primary macro-nutrients needed to keep lawns thriving.
When you purchase lawn fertilizer, it is usually labelled with three numbers. For instance 10-10-10 means that there is 10% nitrogen, 10% phosphorous, 10% potassium. The first number always refers to the nitrogen content in the fertilizer, which is responsible for promoting leafy growth.
Georgia sees its fair share of rain storms, and most of the time, they don’t do a lot of damage to our lawns. However, torrential downpours can do damage during and after the storm. Here is what to do with your lawn after a downpour to avoid any significant damage.
The grass on your lawn will typically spread, or it will not spread. For the spreading grass, lawns are very resistant to damage but also very invasive. Not spreading makes other lawns easy to contain but less able to repair themselves. There are benefits to spreaders and non-spreaders.
Most people are looking for ways to be eco-friendly by practicing conservation and reduce-reuse-recycle efforts. In lawn care, one of the best ways to take care of our planet is by using organic lawn treatments that don’t release pollutants into the water or harm wildlife. Another way to reduce your impact is by xeriscaping.
If fall storm season drenches your yard, and it looks more like a pit than a landscape by the time spring returns, you probably have a drainage problem. There are many solutions available to control water problems, but one very simple option is to install a dry creek bed.
Each fall, the leaves on the deciduous trees in your yard turn amazing colors of brown, gold, red, and yellow. Then, the wind blows, or it freezes a few times. Pretty soon, those leaves make their way to the ground. It may happen over the course of a couple weeks, or it may happen pretty suddenly. Either way, those leaves are going to wrap your lawn in color.