When to Apply Fertilizers

Leading scientists recommend applying nitrogen fertilizers to grasses in the spring and fall, since this is when the grass is actively growing. Summer applications may also be needed in some circumstances. The Lawn Boys follow this fertilization schedule:

  • Spring (March–May) — Spring is the best time to apply fertilizer with pre-emergent weed and crab grass control. We will apply 0.5 to 1 lb. of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet to support growth and to build-up reserves for summer.
  • Grub Control (June) — The granular fertilizer we will apply this month includes a grub preventative that reduces damage to grass roots caused by grubs entering the soil.
  • Summer (June–August) — Some grasses grow all summer long and may/will require an application of fertilizer to sustain this growth and remain healthy.
  • We will provide free weed spot spraying all summer.  
  • Fall (September–November) — The most important time to fertilize is in the fall to help the grass develop a strong root system. We will apply 1.5 to 2.5 lbs. of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet (We use the higher amount if your lawn is Kentucky bluegrass or perennial ryegrass, soil is sandy, or grass clippings are not returned to the lawn.)
  • Late Fall (October–December) — an application of slow release winterizer fertilizer will benefit the grass plant as the roots continue to grow through the winter (until the ground freezes).

The Lawn Boyz are your expert lawn care professionals with experience in everything concerning your lawn. Depending on the type of grass you have, we know when the best time is to do the work, so leave it to The Lawn Boyz to handle this and all of your lawn care needs.

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The Lawn Boyz
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