When to Fertilize Your Lawn


When to Fertilize Your Lawn

Fertilizer is an important step in your lawn care routine that ensures your grass stays healthy and strong, and can fight off weeds all season long. Help your lawn get the nutrients it needs to thrive year-round with this lawn fertilization schedule:

Your first fertilizer application should take place in early spring.

Fertilize your lawn in early spring when your grass first begins to grow. In Northeast Ohio, this is typically between March and April when temperatures start consistently staying near 50 degrees. Also consider a weed control application at the same time. Getting ahead of weeds before they germinate can help prevent them from taking over your lawn. A second application of both products should be used in late spring before it gets too hot.

Should I water my lawn after fertilizing?

To get the maximum results, it is best to water within 48 hours after an application. This helps nutrients get absorbed into the soil and fertilizer off blades of grass, preventing leaf burn.

Your last two fertilizer applications should take place in the fall.

Fertilizing your lawn in fall helps restore damage that was caused by the stress of summer heat, promotes nutrient storage for use in the winter, and supports healthy root growth, which creates a healthier lawn in spring. It is best to plan for two fertilizer applications between late August and November. Leverage winter’s severe weather to help get rid of weeds by also scheduling a weed control application in the fall.


Contact LawnMatters

If you have questions about your lawn fertilization schedule or weed control applicationscontact the lawn care experts at LawnMatters.

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