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How often should I fertilize my lawn with organic fertilizer?

Oct 5

The type of fertilizer you use, the amount, soil texture, and nutrient levels, all affect how often your lawn is fertilized. When fertilizing your lawn, you need to take into account all aspects.

 Reasons why lawn fertilization is important

Lawn fertilizers have the main nutrients nitrogen (N), potassium (K), and P (P). They can be found in various combinations and concentrations. Because nitrogen is the primary nutrient that encourages leaf growth, lawn fertilizers have a high nitrogen content. Although phosphate is vital for root growth, potassium helps with water absorption and nutrient absorption. Their numbers are often lower because most soils already have sufficient of both nutrients.

Select the right fertilizer


There are three types: organic, synthetic and liquid water-soluble lawn fertilizers. Most people prefer granular slow-release fertilizer. This slowly releases nitrogen into grass over several months. Also check out Lawn Care Services for the maintenance of your lawn.


The rule of thumb for how much fertilizer you should use is to not apply more than 1 pound per 1,000 feet of lawn in one feeding. This is dependent on the fertilizer's percentage. You will use less fertilizer if you are using a fertilizer that has a high nitrogen content, such as 30-0-4. 

Low-Maintenance vs. high-maintenance lawn


It is crucial to determine what type of lawn you desire and how much time and money you are willing to spend. For turfgrass that is subject to frequent or high-traffic, a conventional synthetic fertilizer would be recommended. If you want a natural looking lawn with low maintenance, organic fertilizer is an option.

When is the best time to fertilize?

It is important that fertilize when the weather is cool, not just when it is best season. If the weather is cool, fertilize the grass in the morning. Only apply fertilizer to the grass when it is dry enough. The fertilizer should not stick to the grass blades.

The weather forecast is important as the fertilizer must be watered in within one or two days after application. Fertilize after it rains. It is best to have a steady and slow rainfall, not an intense storm, as this will wash away the fertilizer and can pollute waterways. You can also water your lawn with at most a quarter inch of water following fertilizer application.