Do-It-Yourself Lawn Care using Fertilizer and Rainwater   

Everybody wants a healthy lawn. Healthy lawns look green and fresh. To maintain the dense stand of turf in your lawn you need to fertilize and water it in a certain schedule. Giving fertilizer requires certain tests. You cannot just buy any fertilizer and apply it to your lawn. Fertilizers have different kinds, depending on use. That is why you need a soil test first, to know what are the lacking nutrients in your soil. Another thing to consider is the climate suitable for your lawn and time of the year. You need to determine the growing season of your grass so that you can apply the fertilizers at the right time to get desirable results. Here are Do-It-Yourself (DIY) ways to apply the fertilizer in your lawn.   

You can use different kinds of spreaders. You can use the broadcast or rotary spreader or the drop spreader. Choosing which of the two depends on the size of your lawns. If you have a large lawn area, you should use a broadcast or rotary spread. This will help you spread the fertilizer in your lawn faster. First, apply fertilizer at the edge of the lawn. Then, in an orderly manner, move back and forth and overlap the application to make sure you covered the whole lawn with fertilizer. On the other way around, you can use a drop spreader if you wish to fertilize a small are or a specific area of your lawn. Buying your drop spreader for fertilizing use is worth the investment than renting or hiring lawn mowing services in Wollongong.   

You can do grasscycling. Grass recycling or for short grasscycling is the process of recycling the grass clippings on the lawn after mowing, cutting, or trimming. Clippings will decompose and will serve as fertilizers. This could save you up to 25% of the fertilizer you need. This will save you money and time because imagine, a hundred pounds of lawn clippings can produce as much as three to four pounds of nitrogen. Nitrogen is a primary component in lawn fertilizers. To have this, you can use a lawnmower with mulching design, which automatically collects and cuts clippings.  

After applying fertilizers in your lawn, you need to water-in it. Watering-in your fertilizer is needed so that the fertilizer will be washed in the soil. By this, the grass can absorb it. Watering-in varies depending on the fertilizer you applied. Normal fertilizers can be applied in dry and wet grass can be watered-in immediately. However, weed killers should be watered-in only after 24 hours.   

Watering can be done with rain or irrigation. That is why experts usually recommend applying fertilizer a few days before expected rainfall. However, rain cannot water in all parts of the lawn, especially those under the trees, so it would be helpful to use sprinklers or hoses as irrigation.   

Always plan when to apply and water-in because when rain is too heavy or during this day you have visitors, you can postpone this because it could cause unwanted harm to anybody and the environment. Too heavy rains can wash the grass and fertilizers going to sewers and you could contribute to water pollution.