Lawns respond best when fed four times a year – in the early spring, late spring, summer, and fall. If you have wondered which fertilizer you should use in summer, look no further than the exceptional products available from Jonathan Green.
Jonathan Green is a leading supplier of top-quality cool season grass seed, soil enhancers, fertilizer, and organic lawn and garden products to sod growers, consumers, and independent retailers, including garden centers and hardware stores, across the United States. Our genetically superior grass seed and soil food products will transform your lawn and help it to thrive.
Fertilizer provides nutrients that allow grass plants to grow and flourish. It keeps the lawn looking good, maximizes the dark green color, and helps it better tolerate seasonal turf stresses, such as heat, drought, and cold. A thick, lush lawn with strong roots can also choke out weeds by preventing them from getting established in the first place.
Fertilizer contains nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium; three nutrients that are vital to the health of your lawn:
- Nitrogen: This nutrient is responsible for the green color of your lawn as well as lush, vigorous growth.
- Phosphorus: This nutrient stimulates root growth and helps seeds sprout.
- Potassium: This nutrient helps grass resist drought, disease, fungus, wear from foot traffic, and extreme weather conditions.
Summer Fertilizer Solutions
In July or August, loosen up hard soil and balance the pH level to make the soil optimal for grass growth. MAG-I-CAL® Plus soil food is specially formulated to activate the microbial life in your soil to make the nutrients easier for grass roots to absorb.
MAG-I-CAL® Plus for Lawns in Acidic and Hard Soil contains calcium carbonate in a completely soluble form that is immediately available to adjust soil pH upwards. It also helps to break up clay and compacted soils. This improves root penetration and promotes growth by increasing biological activity and releasing nutrients trapped in the soil.
MAG-I-CAL® Plus for Lawns in Alkaline and Hard Soil contains sulfur and calcium sulfate dihydrate which lowers soil pH, is important to cell development, and is vital to many grass plant functions. When soil is too alkaline and compacted, air, water, and nutrients cannot get down to the roots, and the grass will not grow properly.
Another excellent fertilizer option during the hot, dry summer months (or during late spring or early fall after the soil temperature has warmed) is Jonathan Green’s Organic Lawn Food 10-0-1, a high-quality lawn fertilizer that is made from all-organic food sources. It will provide excellent nutrition to your lawn for 8 to 10 weeks. It also helps improve soil structure and the soil’s water-holding capacity, making it the ideal choice for revitalizing thinning or stressed lawns. Jonathan Green Organic Lawn Food can be used on established and newly seeded lawns or when sodding.
If you are looking for the best lawn fertilizer for summer, look no further than Jonathan Green. For advice on when and how to fertilize properly, visit us online at JonathanGreen.com or locate your nearest independent retail store where their home and garden professionals will answer any questions you may have.