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How to Apply Granule Lawn Fertilizer

By DoMyOwn staff

Applying fertilizer to your lawn is a great way to make sure your lawn is healthy and beautiful. In this video we give you a few general tips on how to apply granule fertilizers to your lawn.

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Fertilizer is key to giving your lawn the proper nutrients it needs to thrive. Proper fertilization is a balance between relying on what your soil is giving your lawn, and what you can add.

To apply fertilizer, use a broadcast spreader that has a wide spread. Use a consistent fast walk to make sure that the fertilizer does in fact spread out wide. Come in from the sidewalk or drive way about two feet to create a perimeter. Now start walking the lawn. With every pass, make sure to come out about two feet from your last pass, so the fertilizer throws back to your tire marks.

Generally, with cool season grass, fertilizing should be done March through May and September through November. For warm season grass, fertilizing should be done March through November. Specific fertilizer and how much you will put down, will depend on your grass type, where you live, climate and other contributing factors.

Over fertilizing can cause spurts of random growth that will cause unsightly, uneven patches of grass. However, under-fertilizing will make it hard for the grass to fight off invading weeds and disease.

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