While fertilization is important year-round, it's essential to implement proper fertilization practices, especially in the spring. This way, your lawn can be adequately prepared for the hot summer season in Oregon.

Here at J&C Lawn Care, we use a slow-release fertilizer on your lawn four times a year. This once-per-season schedule gives your lawn the best possible chance at growth. 

We proudly help lawns in Gresham, Troutdale, Happy Valley, and the surrounding areas get ready for the summer months. Here, we'll outline exactly how spring fertilization prepares your lawn for the summer. 


Spring fertilization remediates winter damage. 

During the winter, Oregon experiences average low temperatures in the 11°F to 42°F range. These cold temperatures can cause severe damage to your lawn, including a loss of moisture and freeze damage.

Once spring rolls around, your lawn may be depleted of the nutrients it needs to thrive. Or, it may have brown patches or other bare spots.

By recruiting spring fertilization services, you can effectively remediate winter damage that your lawn has sustained. If this damage is left unaddressed, your lawn will be in even worse shape once the summer season begins. 


A slow-release fertilizer offers the most efficient delivery of nutrients for your lawn.

A well-fertilized lawn in Sunnyside, OR.

Here at J&C Lawn Care, we use a slow-release fertilizer created by Horizon TurfGro. This fertilizer offers the most efficient delivery of nutrients for your lawn, which helps prepare your lawn for optimal growth in the summer.

As its name implies, slow-release fertilizer slowly but surely releases all of the nutrients your lawn needs to grow lush and full. Because of its design, you won't need as many applications. By opting for an application in the spring, your lawn won't need another application until the summer months are in full swing. 

By fertilizing your lawn in the spring, it will be well-prepared to fight off weeds like:

  • Western bittercress
  • Lamb's quarters
  • Crabgrass
  • Common chickweed
  • Common mallow

When it begins to warm up outside, grass roots come out of their dormant state.

Once it begins to warm up outside, grass roots start to come out of their dormant state. Even if you don't notice blades blooming right away, growth is still starting to take place underneath the surface. 

We suggest you take advantage of this growth in the spring. Because grass roots will be more open, it is an optimal time to start fertilizing. Using a small amount of slow-growth fertilizer should be enough to promote future growth. With the assistance of this kind of fertilizer, your grass will be able to establish deep and robust roots that will help it thrive even during the heat of summer. 

Don't fertilize too early in the springtime, as doing so can result in optimal top growth while compromising adequate root growth. 


Interested in fertilization services for your lawn in the spring? Call us today. 

If you are interested in fertilization services for your lawn in the spring, call us today at (971) 284-2035. We will set you up with fertilization services in the spring. From there, we will discuss a comprehensive fertilization schedule that will maintain the health and appearance of your lawn in Happy Valley, Gresham, Troutdale, or a surrounding area year-round.