You’re told you need to feed your lawn, so you go out and buy products labeled as “plant food” or “weed & feed.”
The truth is that these products are not plant food at all. Instead, they are elements (nutrient building blocks) your plants use to make their own food through photosynthesis. All plants need 16 essential elements to survive. When fertilizing, you do not need to apply all 16 elements, as many are already provided by Mother Nature.
The key to establishing a healthy lawn is first to understand which nutrients and in which quantities, your grass needs to grow healthy, strong, and beautiful.
Next, analyze your soil to see what it contains, and then apply the nutrients that are lacking.