The major goal of turfgrass management programs should be to produce turf that is attractive, healthy, and able to withstand the rigors of its intended use. Fertilizing lawn is one of the most basic and important components of a turfgrass management program. Turf fertilization contributes greatly to turf color, density, uniformity, and growth rate.
In addition, properly fertilized turf is better able to compete with weed invasions and is able to recover from damage caused by environmental and biotic stresses more readily than turf that is improperly fertilized.
Activities you must consider before fertilizing lawn
When developing a turf fertilization program for fertilizing lawn, a number of factors need to be considered. These factors include the:
- minerals required for turf growth and development
- natural soil fertility
- fertilizer selection
- turfgrass species, desired quality, and use
- environmental and management conditions
- application schedule
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