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Follow Our 4-Step Program to Get the Most out of Your Lawn Fertilizer

Following a proper fertilizer program can be the difference between healthy and vibrant turf, and an unhealthy, dying turf. Applying fertilizer at the right time of year, and with the right intervals between applications, will provide the proper feeding to achieve and sustain a healthy and vibrant lawn.

An average application rate for fertilizers is 3-4 lbs. for 1000 square feet of lawn.

Our Four-Step Fertilizer Program is designed to take all of the guesswork out of fertilizing your lawn, so that it is done right every time.

It is important to use slow release nitrogen in your fertilizer, and follow the manufacturer’s application guidelines, so you get even feeding throughout the season, rather than a quick burst that greens up fast and then deteriorates fast leaving the lawn starving for food.


Step 1

20-00-10 with 30% slow release nitrogen. Combines a high quality slow-release nitrogen fertilizer with Dimension pre-emergent herbicide. Dimension is a premium quality herbicide that controls crabgrass. This fertilizer should be applied when average soil temperatures reach 50 degrees (approximately mid-April to early May). Can be applied to wet or dry ground, and should be watered in after application.

Step 2 & 3

25-00-15 with 25% slow release nitrogen. High quality fertilizer with slow release nitrogen provides long lasting food supply for your lawn. Step 2 should be applied 6-8 weeks following Step 1 (early June) and Step 3 should follow Step 2 by 6-8 weeks (mid- to late July). These two steps are vital to maintaining a vibrant lawn through the hottest months of the summer.

Step 4

20-00-20 with 20% standard release nitrogen. This last step of fertilizer application is very important to end the growing season right and to prepare your lawn with enough nutrients to last through the winter dormancy, and can include and herbicide spray if needed on mature yards. Step 4 should be applied 6-8 weeks following Step 3 (Mid-September).


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