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- Should I fertilize when seeding?
Yes, we recommend applying fertilizer prior to seeding to supply your lawn with the necessary nutrients it needs to support adequate grass growth. In order to promote strong root development for your new seedlings, you should choose a fertilizer high in phosphorus. Remember to pay close attention to and follow the directions on the back...
- When should I fertilize my lawn?
The best time to fertilize your lawn is dependent on what time of year it is and your specific type of grass. For cool-season grasses, such as tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, and Kentucky bluegrass, aim to fertilize three to four times during the growing season (typically in spring and fall, but not summer). Check out...
- How often do I fertilize?
You should fertilize your lawn three to four times during the growing season (typically in spring and fall, but not summer). While it’s good to keep your lawn on a regular feeding schedule, it’s also important not to overfeed your lawn. Over-fertilizing your lawn can actually cause damaging effects, including but not limited to: Burning...
- When can I seed after using Green-Up with Crabgrass Preventer?
If you applied Green-Up with Crabgrass Preventer, you cannot seed for 4 months.
- What to do if you over fertilized your lawn?
If you accidentally apply too much fertilizer on your lawn, water it heavily for about a week. If the damage was just to the grass blades, the lawn will recover.
- Does fertilizer expire?
If stored dry and out of the sun, soil food and lawn food are good indefinitely.
- Organic vs. synthetic fertilizer
Organic Lawn Food is just as good as synthetic but it takes longer to see results. Synthetic fertilizers are available to the plant right away. For organic fertilizers soil microorganisms have to break down the nutrients into a form that plants can absorb through the roots.
- Fertilizer burn
Fertilizer burn occurs when you apply too much fertilizer to your lawn. If this happens water, water, water as soon as possible for a few days after the application. If the grass plant is lying down, it is probably dead. If it is standing, there is a chance to save it. Remember – the recommended...
- Organic vs synthetic fertilizer in summer
Organics are a gentler option during the hot, dry summer months. Traditional fertilizer will add additional stress to an already stressed lawn this time of the year. You will also run the risk of burning your lawn by applying too much fertilizer during these hot, east coast months. Jonathan Green’s Organic Lawn Fertilizer is formulated to help rejuvenate your...
- What if it rains after I apply a fertilizer?
If it rains after applying a fertilizer that requires the lawn to be dry for 24-48 hours after application we do not advise reapplying in fear of fertilizer burn. Wait 4 weeks to reapply. If you do not have dying or dead weeds by then, then apply just an herbicide. We suggest Lawn Weed Control...