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How Many Times Per Year Should You Fertilize Your Lawn in Portland?

How Many Times Per Year Should You Fertilize Your Lawn in Portland?

Some words to remember in the green industry are "a fertilized lawn is a healthy lawn." Fertilizing your lawn is a crucial part of keeping your turf lush and beautiful; it actively replenishes the essential nutrients that your grass needs to thrive and therefore promotes root and top growth in the warmer seasons. Although the importance of regular fertilization cannot be questioned,...
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How Does Lawn Fertilizer Work & is it Really Necessary?

How Does Lawn Fertilizer Work & is it Really Necessary?

If you are wondering how necessary fertilization is in caring for your grass, then your question is about to be answered! Regular fertilization treatments offer some of the most important benefits that you can provide to your lawn. Fertilizers that include essential nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium will help your lawn sustain strong and healthy green grass. The ratio of all...
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Fertilizer FAQs

Fertilizer FAQs

Every homeowner's dream is to have a verdant lawn that will stand out from the rest. An effective way to achieve that is by giving your turf fertilizer that contains essential nutrients that promote more robust grass growth. Applying fertilizer to your lawn might seem like an easy job, but a lot goes on behind the scenes. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about...
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Here's Why You Need BOTH Fertilization & Weed Control for Your Lawn

Here's Why You Need BOTH Fertilization & Weed Control for Your Lawn

When you're looking into lawn care services for your lawn, two of the biggest services you likely hear about are fertilization and weed control. Fertilization provides your lawn with the nutrients it needs to thrive while weed control - you guessed it - controls the weeds on your lawn. While both of these lawn care services are great, doing one without the other can be a waste of time and...
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Your Guide to a Healthy Lawn & Landscape This Summer

Your Guide to a Healthy Lawn & Landscape This Summer

Spring is a pivotal point in the year for lawns across the U.S., including those of us in Oregon. It's the point where you decide: What am I going to do to set my lawn up for success? Every service you invest in during this time of the year puts you that much ahead for the rest of the year. Wiping the slate clean with a spring yard cleanup removes any lingering debris or clutter...
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What Makes Slow-Release Fertilizer the Better Option for Lawns?

What Makes Slow-Release Fertilizer the Better Option for Lawns?

Fertilizer treatments are an important lawn care service as they feed your lawn with essential nutrients that it will need to thrive. However, many property owners are curious about the difference between slow-release and quick-release fertilizer. While there are similarities, there are also several important distinctions that make slow-release fertilizer more desirable. Here in Happy Valley,...
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Don't Mow YET! How long should you wait to mow after fertilization treatments?

Don't Mow YET! How long should you wait to mow after fertilization treatments?

Enrolling in a fertilization program is one of the best things you can do for your lawn. Most programs offer year-round protection so that you never have to worry if your lawn is getting the correct amount of nutrients during every changing season. We often get questions from clients about how long they have to wait until they can resume normal activity such as cutting the grass on a...
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How Spring Fertilization Prepares Your Lawn for Summer

How Spring Fertilization Prepares Your Lawn for Summer

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...
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Why Your Lawn Needs Fall Fertilization

Why Your Lawn Needs Fall Fertilization

Your lawn requires many things to keep it strong, healthy, and green throughout the year. When fertilization is mentioned, most people think about springtime application, as this is when your grass is growing and needs all the food it can get to thrive. What many people don’t realize, however, is that your lawn also needs fertilization applications in the autumn. Fall fertilization sets...
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Are Fertilizers & Herbicides Safe for Kids & Pets?

Are Fertilizers & Herbicides Safe for Kids & Pets?

In order to keep a healthy lawn, it’s key to apply four fertilizer treatments a year. Specially formulated slow-release treatments give your lawn nutrients it needs to grow. While maintaining your lawn, you also need to make sure weed control is a priority by using pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides. With these fertilizer and herbicide applications comes chemicals and many...
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