- Phil Wolski, Vice President
Have you ever caught yourself wondering what is in a bag of fertilizer and what it does for your lawn? Your lawn feeds itself by converting the energy contained in sunlight to forms that can be utilized by life on this planet. This complex process is known as photosynthesis. As part of that process your lawn requires certain nutrients some of which come form the air, some from water, and some from the soil.
Generally speaking, our yards are deficient of the base minerals to make our lawns look healthy. These deficiencies can be neutralized by regularly fertilizing your yard.
The primary mineral; nitrogen is essential for a green stand of grass. Nitrogen is very soluble in water and is often deficient in most soils. It is also absolutely essential for plant growth. By adding it to our soils on a regular basis, we ensure that our lawns have what they need to grow and thrive.
The second primary mineral for a good stand of grass is phosphorus. Phosphorus promotes good seed development and a healthy root zone.
The third primary mineral in a standard bag of fertilizer is potassium. Potassium is vital to preventing various diseases.
These are simple "rules of thumb" definitions but generally accurate explanations why fertilizing your lawn is important.
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