The importance of fertilization cannot be overstated. Upon visiting formerly installed lawns that appear to need a boost, my first question to any customer is “how often do you fertilize?” I normally get answers from “I don’t” to “once or twice a year.” Everything else being equal (water, temperature, maintenance etc.) any lawn deficient in color or thickness is typically lacking nutrients and therefore is under fertilized. A weak stand of grass leads to room and sunlight for weeds to germinate. Once the weeds mature, they choke out the grasses little by little until they take over. Proper fertilizing and maintenance leads to the opposite – strong grass with little room for weeds to start and succeed. As I tell customers “if you water and fertilize, you’re gonna mow – often.” Your need for weed killer will be limited. However, if you do not want to mow, don’t water and fertilize. The grass will not grow very fast and you won’t have to mow very often. But rest assured, the weeds will come. Contact us about proper amounts and periodization for fertilizing.