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How Often to Fertilize Lawn

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Feeding your lawn from spring through the fall growing season will help it perform well and resist environmental stresses, weeds and pests. Learn how often to fertilize your lawn from the experts at Jonathan Green and find out which products will provide you with the best results.

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How and When to Feed Your Lawn

Plan to feed your cool-season lawn three to four times a year – in spring, summer and fall. This applies to both newly seeded lawns and established lawns.

Newly Seeded Lawns

To fertilize a newly seeded lawn and help it survive the stresses of summer and winter, try Jonathan Green Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding. It’s safe for new seeds and will help them sprout quickly to develop deep, dense roots and a thicker, fuller lawn. The formula contains 1% iron to fortify the grass and give it a deep shade of natural green color and 30% slow-release nitrogen to give the lawn the nutrients it needs in a time-released formula. The best time to apply the product is spring, late summer, or early fall, depending on your region.

Early summer is the perfect time to feed your lawn organically because the soil is warm and the microbes are active. Apply Jonathan Green Organic Lawn Food because it contains food-grade organic ingredients, such as feather meal, bone meal, blood meal, wheat shorts, and molasses. It can be used on both newly seeded or sodded lawns and established lawns in the spring, summer or fall.

From early September through late-November, fertilize your lawn with Jonathan Green Winter Survival Fall Lawn Fertilizer. It provides the nutrients to help boost newly seeded lawns and help established lawns grow thicker and greener with deeper roots. If Winter Survival is spread early in the fall, apply it again in the first week of November to safeguard the lawn over the winter and enjoy greener grass early next spring.

Established Lawns

When there are dandelions and broadleaf weeds in your lawn, use Jonathan Green Veri-Green Weed & Feed Lawn Fertilizer in late spring or early to mid-fall when they are actively growing. This product is a premium grade herbicide and lawn fertilizer combination that controls weeds while feeding the lawn. The 35% slow-release nitrogen fertilizer promotes lush green growth for up to 3 months while controlling over 250 broadleaf weeds.

If crabgrass gives you headaches year after year, apply Jonathan Green Veri-Green Crabgrass Preventer plus Lawn Fertilizer in the spring. It controls crabgrass before and after it germinates and contains Dimension® Crabgrass Control Herbicide, the newest technology available. Dimension is clear, odorless, and colorless, and won’t stain your hands, walkways, driveways, or the floor of your garage.

To find out when and how often you should fertilize your lawn, visit Jonathan Green online, or ask your nearest independent lawn and garden retail store for expert advice.

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