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Fertilizing Your Own Lawn Can Be a Big Mistake – Always Hire Pros!

Prestige Outdoor Services Lawn Care & Irrigation Since 1985 Call 403.250.8464
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Fertilizing Your Own Lawn Can Be a Big Mistake – Always Hire Pros!

One of the most crucial things you can do to support a beautiful and healthy lawn as a property owner in Alberta is to fertilize it regularly. However, if you try and fertilize it yourself, you could end up causing more harm than good and accidentally damaging your lawn. If you try to do it yourself you could apply too much, which could result in fertilize burn or you could apply too little which will cause the treatment to be ineffective. Another common mistake is using the wrong type of fertilizer for your specific grass type, which could result in the fertilizer not providing its intended benefits to your lawn. You could also apply the fertilizer at the wrong times of the year. To ensure you don’t cause any significant damage, always hire professionals to fertilize your lawn!



You could apply too much or too little fertilizer.

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Trying to fertilize your lawn yourself could result in you applying too much or too little. If you apply too much at once, your lawn could become severely damaged by fertilizer burn. This ends up affecting the growth of the roots and can turn your lawn brown in the affected areas. Applying too little fertilizer will not give you the results that you are looking for and your grass may start showing signs of nutrient deficiencies. You should always hire professionals to fertilize your lawn because they will know the correct amount of fertilizer your specific lawn needs to ensure your grass is receiving the right amount of nutrients.



You could use the wrong type of fertilizer for your specific grass type.

Using the wrong type of fertilizer is one of the most common mistakes people make when fertilizing their lawns themselves. Different grass types have different needs, so it is crucial you make sure the fertilizer you are using is right for the specific grass type you have. Using the wrong type of fertilizer for your grass type could lead to significant damage and possibly kill your grass. Because of this, it is always a good idea to hire a professional to fertilize your lawn. They have the knowledge and experience to know the right type of fertilizer to use for your specific grass to ensure your lawn receives the nutrients it needs to thrive.

Every fertilizer is labeled with an N-P-K ratio, which indicates the percentage of nutrients it contains. “N” stands for nitrogen, “P” stands for phosphorus, and “K” stands for potassium.


You might not apply the fertilizer at the right times of the year.

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It’s a common misconception that fertilizer can be applied at any time of the year. However, in order for fertilizer treatments to be effective, they need to be applied at specific times throughout the year so that your lawn can be well-prepared for the various seasons in Alberta. Fertilizing at the wrong time will make the treatment ineffective and potentially damage your lawn. Your local lawn care professional will know about the grass in your lawn and know exactly when and how many times it needs to be fertilized. Always hire a professional to ensure your lawn is fertilized at the most effective times of the year!



Give us a call to schedule our lawn fertilization service.

At Prestige Outdoor Services, our lawn fertilization service will ensure your lawn is receiving all of the important nutrients that it needs to thrive throughout the year. Our 5-step treatment plan will make sure your lawn is never lacking in nutrients, even during the harsh weather conditions we face here in Alberta. We offer our service to commercial, residential, and HOA properties in Calgary, Airdrie, Chestermere, AB, and surrounding areas. Call (403) 800-0681 to schedule our lawn fertilization service for your property today!

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