How To Fertilize Grass

Grow greener grass with the right fertilizer. Start by choosing a product with the correct balance of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. Then work out how much to spread on your lawn and when. 

First, determine your soil type. Generally, clay-based soils require less nitrogen while sandy soils need more. Consider other grass nutrient needs too such as micronutrients. 

Measure the size of the area to be fertilized and follow instructions on the packaging for amount and application rates so your lawn isn’t over-fertilized. Apply at night for best results since the heat from the day may cause fertilizer loss via evaporation or runoff into waterways and pipes.

Adjust seasonally depending on what kind of grass you’re growing, soil type, age of lawn, and climate conditions. Follow regular schedules based on grub control calendars keeping in mind seeding times if required due to lawn wear or patching up dead spots in winter grass varieties, for example.  

Finally, use core aeration to increase fertilizer absorption for faster greening since it breaks compaction in soil enabling easier water penetration down to root level!

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