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Spring Lawn Care Tips for Proud Lawn Owners

Posted by: on April 2nd, 2013 | Make A Comment

 

When it comes to lawn care, it might help to think of it in the same way as caring for a small child. After waking from its long winter nap, your lawn will be hungry. It will need regular attention. And if it’s neglected for too long, your lawn may get quite unruly and eventually go to seed.

It’s difficult to know what is best when it comes to feeding your lawn to ensure proper growth and development. That’s because there are so many different lawn fertilizers on the market. And the nutritional information on the packing can be as difficult to understand as new math. Don’t even get us started on organic lawn care.

So, to shed some light on this subject, we asked Rick from The Home Depot Forums for help.

In this video, he explains the product numbering system and how it relates to choosing the right fertilizer for your lawn. He also talks about the importance of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium for healthy, thriving plant life. Soils often lack one or more of these components, making the addition of fertilizer necessary.

After watching this video, you’ll be able to choose a fertilizer with the proper formula to help you raise healthier lawns, flowers, plants and trees.

The best time to apply fertilizer to your lawn will vary depending on your location. But you can visit our new and improved Garden Club at any time for answers to your fertilizer questions and all things garden-related.

 

We have more DIY, home improvement and gardening videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.