Fertilizing Your Lawn 101

January 20, 2019

Fertilizing your lawn give it the nutrients it needs to grow and flourish. Feeding you lawn fertilizer four times a year will keep it green and thick.

A healthy lawn is not difficult to achieve when it is maintained properly. If you want your grass to be barefoot friendly and easy to maintain, keep it healthy with some regular fertilizing. The best method for a healthy lawn is prevention, this means regular watering and fertilizing.


A few days before you plan to fertilize, thoroughly water your lawn. This will ensure that your soil is healthy and ready to be fertilized.

Pick a Spreader.

The main types of spreaders include liquid spreaders, drop spreaders, and rotary spreaders. Liquid spreaders work by attaching a garden hose to an adapter nozzle and a canister. The fertilizer is then sprayer out through the nozzle. Drop spreaders are used for granular fertilizer. These are pull along machines that roll around your lawn and dropping fertilizer as they pass.  A rotary fertilizer releases fertilizer onto a disk that throws it in a semi-circle ahead of the pull along machine. Depending on the size of the disk, you will have a different range.

Apply Fertilizer around the Perimeter.

Feed your fertilizer around the perimeter first to ensure you don’t miss any corners and edges. Do your best to avoid spreading fertilizer on garden beds, sidewalks, or driveways. Though it may not do any damage, it will waste fertilizer.

Fill Fertilizer in the Middle.

Finish your fertilizing by seeding your lawn’s center in a lawn mowing fashion, going back and forth in a straight line.

Store Fertilizer.

Store any leftover product in a cool, dry place. Be sure that is somewhere that animals and children will not be able to get into it.

The process of fertilizing is fairly simple and not too time consuming. Fertilizing is as simple as a few steps and can be done by just about anyone. All you need is some fertilizer, a spreader, and of course, your lawn.

There are many benefits to fertilizing your lawn. When your grass is in a healthy state it helps to provide fresher air. Your lawn will not thrive without necessary nutrients. But with some fertilizer it can create a welcoming and healthy environment. Grass will also grow deeper and strong when properly nourished. Stronger glass will hold up against the heat of the summer and the stress of play that so often afflicts grass. Keep your grass healthy longer and lasting longer with some fertilizer. It will also be less susceptible to weeds and drought.

The needs of your lawn will vary based on its health, size, and location. A typical lawn will need feeding every few months and only take about twenty minutes to fertilize. Different climates may require more or less feedings. Get to know your lawn, the type of grass you have, and how to best take care of it before you get going.