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Why You Should Mow Your Lawn Before Your First Spring Fertilizer Treatment

Since spring is now here on Cape Cod, it’s vital to start thinking about the proper care for your lawn. One of the best ways to begin is by mowing your lawn before you apply your first sprint fertilizer treatment. This is because your lawn will likely be overgrown and have debris scattered across it, so mowing first will allow the fertilizer to penetrate the soil more easily.  It is also important to remember that your lawn needs time to rest after mowing before applying fertilizer. Wait for at least 24 hours, if not a few days, to allow the grass to recover from being mowed before adding any nutrients. However, before mowing and fertilizing, make sure your lawn has had a chance to grow and green up again, which will indicate its health and readiness for maintenance

Mowing your lawn will clear up debris, making it easier for spring fertilizer to be absorbed.

Mowing your lawn before applying fertilizer for the first time in the spring helps the treatment reach deep into the soil and penetrate it more easily. Any debris or overgrowth that might have accumulated on your lawn over the winter can create a barrier between the fertilizer application and the soil. If you apply the fertilizer without mowing first, then it won’t be able to reach very deep past the grass blades, making it more difficult for your lawn to absorb it. This can result in lower nutrient uptake and less effective results. By mowing your lawn first, you then remove this barrier and enable the fertilizer to make better contact with the soil. This then increases the absorption of nutrients by your grass, leading to better growth and overall health.

Wait 24 hours to a few days after mowing to fertilize your lawn in the spring!

When it comes to maintaining a pristine and healthy lawn, it’s important to understand the best practices for fertilizing. After mowing your lawn, it’s recommended that you wait for a short while before applying fertilizer. This is because your grass is weaker during this period, as it is coming out of dormancy from the winter. If you apply fertilizer immediately after mowing, it can cause even more stress to your grass, leading to issues like fertilizer burn. Fertilizer burn occurs when the grass becomes overwhelmed with nutrients, leading to brown patches and even wilted grass. By waiting 24 hours to a few days before fertilizing, you can give your grass time to recover from the mowing stress.

You should not mow and fertilize your lawn until it starts to grow and green up.

You don’t want to mow and apply the spring fertilizer too early, OR too late. So, when IS the right time, then? Be sure to keep an eye out for signs that your grass is starting to green up and grow again. Once you notice that your lawn has started to turn green and has grown a bit, then it’s time to mow and apply fertilizer. It’s essential to wait for this because it indicates that the dormancy period is over. Applying the fertilizer treatment while your grass is still dormant would likely result in the treatment sitting on top of the soil, rather than being absorbed by your grass. By waiting until your lawn is actively growing, you make sure the grass can fully benefit from the fertilizer treatment and that it’s ready to be mowed.

Call to schedule our full lawn care treatment service!

You don’t want to mow Are you looking for a way to make your Cape Cod lawn flourish this year? Does it seem like fertilizing, seeding, and maintaining your lawn is too much work for you alone? Look no further – we have the perfect solution for you! Our lawn fertilization program at Gade Masonry & Landscaping is a comprehensive process that will give your lawn everything it needs to thrive. Our team will visit your property multiple times throughout the growing season to apply high-quality fertilizer and pre- and post-emergent weed control. You can rest easy knowing that we know when and how to administer our products to yield the very best results.

Our lawn fertilization program is available to residential and commercial properties on Cape Cod, MA, as well as on the islands of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and in the South Shore area of Massachusetts. Contact us today at (508) 292-2160 to sign up for our lawn treatment program!