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When To Apply Lawn Fertilizer

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A well-fed lawn is healthier, and has a better root system to survive heat, cold, drought, mowing, foot traffic, weeds and lawn disease. When following a fertilizer program, it’s important to know when to apply lawn fertilizer. Every yard should be fertilized at least once a year, however to get that lush green grass and health roots, 4 times a year is recommended.

Early Spring

When your lawn break outs of it’s dormant slumber, it will need some nourishment. This is when you will start the first feeding. From February to April,is when your grass begins to actively grow.

Late Spring

The spring season means rain and lots of it. The second of four scheduled fertilizer sessions should take place right before summer to help with heat. May to June, 6 to 8 weeks after the early spring feeding.

Summer

Summer can be tough on grass, due to heat, drought, foot traffic, and insects. a third feeding helps it endure the summer temperatures. June to August, 6 to 8 weeks after the late spring feeding

Fall

Your lawn has withstood the summer heat and this is when your lawn begins to slow down in preparation for its winter dormancy.  Feeding now will strengthen roots and increase nitrogen levels for a long cold winter..August to November, right before winter hits, 6 to 8 weeks after the summer feeding.

Fertilizing your lawn is just one part to maintaining its color and and health. Through out the year you should keep your lawn mowed on a weekly to bi-weekly basis, as well as keeping your lawn free of weeds and debris that prevents you lawn from growing correctly. Last but not least, water regularly during the summer, however do not over water.  Keeping your soil watered to about 1 to 2 inches a week of water in the soil will keep the your grass nourished.

 

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