Seasonal Tip

Seasonal Tip

November, 2014
What is "Dormant" Seeding »
Why is dormant seeding important to you?



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Proper feeding is critical to the overall health of a lawn. Most soils are deficient in some of the nutrients a lawn needs to thrive and maintain its healthy appearance. Additionally, healthy, well fed lawns crowd out weeds.

Fertilizing New Lawns vs. Existing Lawns

New Lawns
  • Use a starter fertilizer when planting grass seed to assist root development.
  • A starter fertilizer increases success and insures that the grass will have the proper nutrients needed to grow and thrive into a healthy lawn.
Established Lawns
  • Lawns need the proper amount of nutrients to thrive. Regular feedings are critical to the overall health of your lawn.
  • A general rule of thumb is to feed the lawn when it is actively growing.
  • Fall feedings are also important. They help prepare a lawn for the dormancy period ahead. The timing of this feeding gives a lawn the reserves it will need over the winter months.
NOTE: For best results a typical lawn will need to be fertilized 3 to 4 times a year. Check with your local garden center store associates or your local County Extension Agency for a program that is right for your lawn and your area of the country.