Fertilizers Made Simple
The numbers on fertilizer labels denote the percent of each nutrient within the mix. For example, this mix will have 24 lbs of nitrogen, 5 lbs of phosphorous, and 10 lbs of potassium for every 100 lbs of this fertilizer.
Nitrogen encourages above-ground growth and overall plant health. When your turf has the right amount of nitrogen, it will have a rich, deep green color.
Phosphorus is essential in the development of a healthy root system.
Potassium helps strengthen plants’ abilities to resist disease while improving overall quality and protects the plant when the weather is cold or dry.
4 step fertilizer guide
|EARLY APRIL – EARLY MAY||CRABGRASS PREVENTER | 18-0-6 WITH DIMENSION|
Application Dates: Early April to Early May
Apply when the temperature reaches 50°–52°. Helps prevent crabgrass and other annual
grasses from invading your lawn while promoting spring growth of lawns.
|MID MAY – JUNE||WEED & FEED | 22-0-5 WITH TRIMEC|
Application Dates: 4–8 weeks after Step 1
Apply early in the morning when blades of grass are wet or irrigate prior to application for
best performance. Provides control of broadleaf weeds and nutrients to support plants
through this active part of the growing season.
|LATE JUNE – EARLY AUG||TURF BUILDER | 24-5-10 OR 29-0-3|
Application Dates: 6–10 weeks after Step 2
Turf Builder provides slow-release nitrogen for the long summer months and has an excellent
greening effect on the lawn. Provides enough nutrients for 10–12 weeks. Works best when
watered in lightly.
|EARLY SEPT – OCT||STARTER/WINTERIZER | 13-13-13|
Application Dates: 10–12 weeks after Step 3
Puts your lawn in tip-top condition going into the long winter months. Can also be applied to
new seedings anytime during the growing season.