Fertilizing your lawn is key to keeping a healthy green garden. Applying the right type and amount of fertilizer is important to ensure you don't do more harm than good.
Fertilizing twice a year, in the spring and again in the fall, will help keep your grass green and prevent weeds from taking hold. When applying fertilizer, be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully. Applying too much fertilizer can damage your grass, while too little will not be effective.
The best time to fertilize your lawn where it would maximize its effectivity, is when the soil temperature is also at its peak for cultivation, around 55 degrees.
Fertilize just before a rainstorm, so that the rain can help to distribute the fertilizer evenly across the ground and the nutrients become the most efficient.
Application when the soil temperature is warm enough saves you both time and money. And you need to test your soil before feeding your lawn so you know the right amount of fertilizer to use.
Using the right equipment to disperse the fertilizer around your grass evenly is key to proper fertilization. Recommended spreader settings or pounds of fertilizer per square foot should be followed.