Spring and Fall Fertilization
The best time to fertilize your lawn in the Spring, is when the soil temperature reaches 55 degrees Fahrenheit. You’ll know when the soil warms up to 55 because the lilacs begin to blossom and the grass starts growing. Here in the MidWest, that means the first feeding should take place by about mid-April.
If you are going to do it yourself, you will most likely apply the fertilizer with a spreader. Purchase a fertilizer with an N-P-K of around 20-5-10 and follow the product’s guidelines for spreader application rates. Be methodical and be sure to walk at a consistent, steady pace as you apply the fertilizer. Failing to do so will cause the fertilizer to be spread too thin in some spots and too thick in others.
You can also opt for Wellmans to do the fertilization. We usually arrive in a tanker truck and spray your entire lawn in an impressively short amount of time. But we’re pros and do this every day, so we know how to factor in for the wind and make sure the yard gets even coverage.
Fall Fertilization is the most important application of the entire year, laying the groundwork (literally!) for a healthy lawn come next Spring. Fall feeding should occur around mid-October. Select a fertilizer with a slightly higher Phosphorous and Potassium content, which will promote better root growth. A fertilizer with an N-P-K around 20-8-12 should do nicely. Once again, you can do it yourself or contact the professionals at Wellman’s .