Does your lawn look sparse or are your plants not growing the way you’d hoped? At O’Hara Pest Control, our team is dedicated to bringing you the best lawn fertilization in West Palm Beach! Our methods are designed to unlock the full potential of your greenery.
Lawn fertilization in West Palm Beach is the process of improving the aesthetic and health of your lawn or garden by using synthetic or organic compounds that boost the natural growth of plants. All plants need certain micro- and macronutrients to grow effectively. Fertilizer helps get those essential nutrients to where the plants need it most.
We are proud to bring you our unique granular fertilizer formula, which is composed of solid pellets. This type of fertilizer is sprinkled directly onto the soil and dissolves with water, helping boost the growth of your plants. Granular fertilizers can last between six to nine months as they slowly seep into the soil and providing essential nutrients to your lawn.
Organic fertilizers stem from sources, such as manure or cottonseed meal. These fertilizers are naturally occurring and do not require a synthetic process to put together. Natural fertilizers contain potassium, iron, and other elements that help plants grow.
Synthetic fertilizers are any man-made fertilizer composed of inorganic compounds. They are usually made from by-products of petroleum processing. Common synthetic fertilizers include:
In Florida, we have warm weather grasses like Bermuda grass, St. Augustine, zoysia, centipede, and buffalo grass. Warm weather grasses tend to go dormant in the winter and grow at a slower rate. For that reason, it’s best to fertilize in the early summer so that the grass has enough nutrients to sustain itself in the winter months.
Timing your fertilization with rainfall is also important. The best time to fertilize your lawn is after hard rain or following a deep watering.
Lawns should be fertilized at least once or twice a year to maintain a healthy level of growth. However, freshly planted lawn might require a more attentive approach so it’s always prudent to talk to a professional.
Learning how to get an even spread on your fertilizer will greatly improve how effective it is. Using a broadcast or rotary spreader for large lawn areas will prevent high concentrations of fertilizer in any one section. You should also water the lawn one to two days before applying fertilizer to ensure that the granules seep deep into the soil.
When done correctly, fertilization can have magical effects on your lawn, but it can be difficult for untrained hands to get it right the first time. Enlisting the help of a professional ensures that fertilizer is spread evenly and that you won’t miss patches of grass. Experts in lawn fertilization in West Palm Beach can get the most out of your lawn and your fertilizer.
The best practice is to water your lawn immediately after applying fertilizer but that’s not always necessary. You can wait up to 24 hours after you’re done fertilizing to spray down the grass. To save time and water, try timing your fertilization cycle with incoming rain and let nature do the watering for you!
The length of time you should wait before you leave your kids or pets to roam freely on your lawn depends on the type of fertilizer you use. If you’ve applied liquid fertilizer, it’s best to wait until your grass is visibly dry before allowing kids to come into contact with it. For granular fertilizer, you should wait at least 24 hours as the pellets might not fully dissolve and could be picked up and ingested by a child or pet.