When To Fertilize


Date: February 12th, 2010


In general, the best time to fertilize your lawn is at the beginning of the season during which the grass most actively grows. For cool-season lawns, the grass grows the most in the fall and spring seasons. For warm-season lawns, growth accelerates throughout the late spring and early summer.


CountryMax.com Fertilize Lawn


If your lawn is …

Then you should fertilize …


A cool-season lawn

  • Contains bluegrasses, ryegrasses, and fescues
  • Is typical for most lawns in New York State and the northern region

With one to two light feedings in the early fall. Fall feedings are the best, as they help the grass to store more carbohydrates for the harsh winter dormancy period.


A warm-season lawn

  • Contains Bermudagrass, Bahiagrass, zoysiagrass, and many others
  • Is typical for lawns in the southern region

One time in the early spring and again in the early fall. The application in the early spring will help the grass start growing once frost danger has passed. During this time, the grass will need lots of nutrients to fuel its growth and preparation for the summer heat and stress.




If you have any further questions regarding fertilization, email me at AskMax@CountryMax.com, or visit your local CountryMax store today!



Additional Resources: http://www.plant-care.com/lawn-fertilizing.html, www.lawnfertilizers.com, http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=howTo&p=LawnGarden/FertilizingYourLawn.html#7

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