When should I apply fertilizer to my lawn?
Most people apply a dose of lawn fertilizer in the spring, followed by one or two more applications during the growing season. If you are going to fertilize your lawn, do not do it too early in the season. The best time for that first application is late spring, just as the green grass is beginning to grow eagerly.
Can I apply fertilizer to wet grass?
Yes, you can apply fertilizer to wet grass and this may even improve the effectiveness of the fertilizer. That is, provided that the grass is not waterlogged and that you are using granular or liquid fertilizers that are meant to be diluted.
Do you apply lawn fertilizer on wet or dry grass?
Can I apply fertilizer to a wet lawn? Most Scotts® fertilizers can be applied to either a wet or dry lawn. If you’re applying a weed-and-feed product like Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed, though, you may need to apply to wet grass to help the particles adhere to the weeds for best results.
How much should I water my lawn after fertilizing?
How Long Should You Water Your Lawn After Fertilizing? The fertilizer and soil should be thoroughly moist, but don’t water so much that the water begins to form puddles. About 20 minutes should do the trick.
Do I need a spreader for fertilizer?
Do You Need a Spreader? If you’re going to spread fertilizer on your lawn then you really shouldn’t do it without a spreader. There are two types of spreaders: broadcast and drop. Drop spreaders are for more targeted applications, while broadcast spreaders are good for covering a large area quickly.
Should I water before or after fertilizing?
You should water your lawn thoroughly after fertilizing, as this process is necessary to help break down the fertilizer and encourage your grass to absorb the nutrients.
How much should you water after fertilizing?
How Much to Water Your Lawn After Fertilizing? The general rule for watering a lawn is 1 to 2 inches per week. The best way to achieve this is to think of giving your lawn a good “soaking” with deep waterings. The goal is to soak your lawn until the soil is moist to a few inches deep.
Do I have to water in fertilizer immediately?
While standard fertilizers can be applied to dry or wet grass and can be watered-in immediately, fertilizers with weed killer typically should not be watered-in for 24 hours after application.