What does it take to get a beautiful dark green color on your lawn? This is a combination of sun, water, fertilizer and soil pH. Let’s look at the ABCs of fertilizer .

Get a balanced lawn fertilizer that contains Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorous 16-16-16. There are many quality fertilizers available both with and without weed killers.

  • Nitrogen (N): Gives your grass a dark green look. Too little and your lawn is yellow green and anemic looking. Too much and you will burn it.
  • Potassium (K): Helps your lawn with root development and to fight off disease and drought.
  • Phosphorous (P): This also helps with root development.

Fertilizing should be done in March, April, May, June, July, September and November in the Portland, Oregon region.

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