When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

Fertilizing lawn

What’s your lawn’s secret weapon?

Fertilizing your garden and your lawn is every garden’s secret weapon. However, it can be difficult to know when the best time to use fertilizer for your lawn and your garden. Today, on this beautiful June Monday, we are sharing all about when you should fertilize for best results.

Knowing the when is a great starting point for fertilizing and it depends on where you live. Better Homes and Gardens provides us with the information on when you should fertilize your lawn depending on where you live.

  • The Northeast
    If you live in the northeast part of the county, if you’re only going to fertilize once a year, they recommend you do it in the fall but if you want to add two times a year, you’ll want to do it in the fall and the spring.
  • The MidWest
    Just like the Northeast, if you fertilize once a year you’ll want to do it in the fall. Better Homes and Gardens even says to do a light fertilization in the early fall and a another in the late fall.
  • The Southwest
    The Southwest is a different story and due to the hot temperatures in the summer there is a different time to fertilize. Here is what Better Homes and Gardens had to say about when to fertilize,

    Warm-season lawns like best when temperatures get hot. Start feeding as the mercury starts to rise in late April or early May. Feed according to the fertilizer package instructions through the summer.”

To read more of what Better Homes and Gardens has to say about fertilizing your lawn make sure to click on the bulleted titles for the entire articles.

What is your secret weapon to a beautiful lawn? Is it when you fertilize or is it something else all together?

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