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Lawn Fertilizer Schedule

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Do you need a lawn fertilizer schedule? Lawns need to be fed during the peak growing months from spring through fall to look their best. If you only apply lawn food once or twice a year, you definitely need a schedule! Jonathan Green can help.

Jonathan Green has been growing beautiful, dark-green lawns since 1881.  We supply genetically superior cool-season grass seed and other lawn and soil care products to commercial sod growers and independent home and garden retailers in all areas of the United States where cool-season lawn grasses – Kentucky Bluegrass, Tall Fescue, Perennial Ryegrass, and Fine Fescues – are grown.

We employ the latest scientific technology and research to ensure that we have the best products on the market. All of our products are tested to make sure they will perform well on your lawn. The result will be a beautiful green, healthy lawn for you and your family.

About Fertilizer

Fertilizer provides nutrients that allow grass plants to grow and flourish. It keeps the lawn looking good, maximizes the dark green color, and helps it better tolerate seasonal turf stresses, such as heat, drought, and cold. A thick, lush lawn with strong roots can also choke out weeds by preventing them from getting established in the first place.

Fertilizer contains nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium; three nutrients that are vital to the health of your lawn:

  • Nitrogen: This nutrient is responsible for the green color of your lawn as well as lush, vigorous growth.
  • Phosphorus: This nutrient stimulates root growth and helps seeds sprout.
  • Potassium: This nutrient helps grass resist drought, disease, fungus, wear from foot traffic, and extreme weather conditions.

When to Fertilize Your Lawn

Lawns like to be fed three to four times a year – in spring, summer and fall.  This applies to both newly seeded/sodded and established lawns. Essentially, the perfect time to fertilize your lawn is just as it is running out of food from its last feeding which, if you are using Jonathan Green fertilizer, means about three months after the last fertilization.

Early Spring – In March or April, apply our Veri-Green Crabgrass Preventer plus Lawn Fertilizer to the lawn. This will gently feed it while helping it recover from winter and also control crabgrass before and after it germinates.

Late Spring – In May  or June, apply Veri-Green Weed & Feed Lawn Fertilizer. It provides your lawn with everything it needs to grow green and strong, and controls dandelion, clover, chick weed and over 250 other kinds of broadleaf weeds.

Summer – In July or August, loosen up hard soil and balance the pH level to make it optimal for grass growth. MAG-I-CAL Plus soil food is specially formulated to activate the microbial life in your soil to make the nutrients easier for grass roots to absorb.

Fall – In September or October, it’s time to get your lawn ready to survive the winter. Winter Survival Fall Lawn Fertilizer will keep your lawn fed through the winter and fend off late winter/early spring turf diseases, such as pink or gray snow mold.

If you have questions about the best lawn fertilizer schedule, visit Jonathan Green online or contact your nearest independent hardware or home and garden store where they would be delighted to give you lawn care advice.

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