Everyone wants a lush, healthy green lawn to envelope their front and back yards. They want the bright green carpet to be the envy of their neighborhood so they routinely water and mow it. Still, simply watering your lawn isn’t going to maintain it; it needs more! In order for your grass to flourish it needs lawn fertilization, ideally performed by a professional company.

Many people may not know this, but Tampa, and all of Florida, has five types of grasses growing in backyards, in parks and by the beach. These five grasses are different and have specific needs when it comes to lawn fertilization. Those who aren’t aware of what type of grass they have or what these lawn fertilization requirements are could end up burning and destroying their once precious green grass. Soil generally supplies your grass with all the nutrients it needs to survive, but most soils can’t provide all the essential nutrients during all of your grass’ growing season. This is why lawn fertilization is essential since it promotes new leaf and root growth, helps the grass recover from pests and foot traffic, lessens and controls weeds, while also replacing lost nutrients.

There are different lawn fertilization requirements and different lawn fertilizers, for that matter, for every type of grass. If the right one isn’t used it could cause serious damage. These are the five different types of grass that grows in Florida and their requirements:

  • Bahia—this medium to coarse grass should be fertilized in the spring, summer and fall. It thrives in humid, Tampa, Florida heat. Needs fertilizer that contains iron for a bright, green look. It is drought resistant and can be harmed with excess watering.
  • Bermuda—this grass has poor shade tolerance and is high maintenance. Lawn fertilization is needed in the spring, summer and fall.
  • Centipede—this grass doesn’t do well with constant foot traffic. It looks greener when fertilized with a product containing iron. Lawn fertilization should be done in the spring only. Lime cannot be used on this grass.
  • St. Augustine—this grass is vulnerable to drought and the chinch bug. It is a favorite grass in warm climates, and lawn fertilization should be done in the spring, summer and fall.
  • Zoysia—is a very dense, dark turf that needs lawn fertilization in the spring and fall, only. It is slow to establish and it needs full sun. It can resist weeds if properly fertilized.

Tri-S Pest Control Services, Inc. specializes in lawn fertilization in Tampa, Florida and beyond. We have been taking care of lawns in the area since we were established 24 years ago. Contact us today at (813)936-5850 or 1-800-410-5850. We offer simply superior services, guaranteed!