Fertilization in Florida
Fertilizer, in the right amounts at the right time, will make a lawn green and lush. It supplies nutrients to the grass and promotes weed resistance and pest tolerance. Florida soil lacks the essential nutrient of Nitrogen which fertilizer provides. Home Paramount's program fertilizes in the proper amounts and the proper sequence to optimize the results.
The type of grass you have in your lawn is a factor in determining the amount and frequency of fertilization. For example, it is suggested that 4-6 applications of fertilizer be applied to St. Augustine grass from spring to fall. Fertilization is discouraged early in the growing season and late in the year.
- Over-fertilizing may kill parts of your lawn.
- Avoid fertilizing within 10 feet of a body of water.
- Sweep fertilizer off hard surfaces, such as concrete driveways and sidewalks.
- Check your local laws and ordinances for fertilizer blackouts and water bans, such as the seasonal Nitrogen ban in Indian County, Martin County, and St. Lucie County, Florida.
- When in doubt, call a professional.