Fertilizing LawnFertilizing 101

Fertilizing your lawn is much easier than you might think. All you need is the right product, in the right amount, applied before it rains or before watering your lawn.

Here are the fertilizer application guidelines:

  • Fertilizer should be applied every 6 – 8 weeks, throughout Spring, Summer, and Fall
  • Regular use will help thicken lawn, which will choke out the weeds
  • Use appropriate fertilizer for each season (see chart below)
  • Apply fertilizer with with either a handheld or push spreader, making sure to follow application rates (see chart below)
  • Fertilizer dissolves with water – best applied before rain or before watering your lawn

How to Apply

  1. Measure lawn to determine square footage
  2. Weigh out fertilizer based on the guideline below
  3. Start spreading on low – medium setting, apply half the amount over lawn
  4. Apply remaining half on second pass

Multiple passes help reduce over fertilizing in the same areas

Fertilizer Chart

Use the following guideline to choose the right fertilizer to use depending on the time of the year:

 

SeasonRecommended FertilizerApplication RateBag Size & Coverage
Early Spring30-5-5 Grass Grower5 pounds per 1000 square feet10KG – 4,400 sq ft
25KG – 11,000 sq ft
Spring21-7-7 Weed Chocker5 pounds per 1000 square feet10KG – 4,400 sq ft
25KG – 11,000 sq ft
Summer16-8-8 Maintenance7 pounds per 1000 square feet25KG – 7,800 sq ft
Fall21-7-7 Weed Chocker5 pounds per 1000 square feet10KG – 4,400 sq ft
25KG – 11,000 sq ft
Late Fall30-5-5 Grass Grower5 pounds per 1000 square feet10KG – 4,400 sq ft
25KG – 11,000 sq ft
New Seed Starter5-20-20 New Lawn Care5 pounds per 1000 square feet10KG – 4,400 sq ft
25KG – 11,000 sq ft

 

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