While you likely know that fertilizers contain nutrients that your lawn needs to thrive, have you ever wondered exactly what nutrients are in fertilizers and what role they play in the health of your lawn? Well, we have the answer for you! Most fertilizers contain three main nutrients: nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. Each of these fertilizer ingredients provide your lawn with specific benefits that will help your lawn flourish. Nitrogen helps your grass grow stronger and helps it get its beautiful green color. Potassium is responsible for increasing your lawn's resistance to diseases while also strengthening its stress tolerance, which can help it survive the cold winter weather we experience here in Oregon. Phosphorus promotes strong root growth, which is especially important for new grass that is trying to establish itself.

Nitrogen is focused on promoting grass growth.

Vibrant green grass blades in Sunnyside, OR.

Nitrogen is often considered to be the most important nutrient for your lawn because its main focus is to promote healthy, vibrant green grass. This nutrient works to help produce chlorophyll, which helps the grass feed itself and produce energy and gives it its beautiful green color. Because this nutrient is so important for your lawn, you'll want to make sure that any fertilizer you use contains sufficient amounts of it.

Applying too much nitrogen to your lawn can harm your grass, so you should consult with a lawn care professional to ensure you are giving your lawn the right amount.

Potassium helps strengthen your lawn's ability to fight off diseases and stress.

Potassium is a very important nutrient that is found in fertilizers and it is responsible for increasing your lawn's resistance to diseases and insect infestations. This means that when your lawn has a sufficient supply of nutrients it will not only be better equipped to withstand diseases and insect infestations, but it will also be able to recover quicker from any damage that it sustained. What's more, potassium also helps your lawn stand up to environmental stressors like cold weather and drought. Potassium also helps your grass develop strong roots, so you'll want to make sure that any fertilizer you use for your lawn contains ample amounts of it.

Fertilizers are labeled with an N-P-K ratio that tells you how much of each nutrient is in the fertilizer. "N" is for nitrogen, "P" is for phosphorus, and "K" is for potassium.

Phosphorus promotes strong root growth and it can help new lawns establish themselves.

Healthy lawn in client's yard in Sunnyside, OR.

Phosphorus is the last of the big three nutrients that are found in most fertilizers. The primary role of phosphorus is to promote strong root growth. However, while it can help lawns that are already established, it is known for its ability to help new lawns establish themselves. If you have recently planted new grass seeds in your lawn, phosphorus will help them develop strong root systems so that they grow nice and healthy.

Give us a call today to schedule our lawn fertilization service.

If you want to make sure that your lawn has all of the nutrients that it needs to thrive throughout the year, you'll need to fertilize it regularly. At J&C Lawn Care, we offer a lawn fertilization service that will keep your lawn nourished with the nutrients it needs to flourish, including nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. What's more, this service also includes weed control treatments to keep weeds from stealing nutrients from your grass We offer our service to properties in Gresham, Happy Valley, Troutdale, OR, and throughout the surrounding areas. Give us a call today at (971) 284-2035 to schedule our fertilization service! We look forward to working with you to help you get the healthy and beautiful lawn that you deserve!