Summer is the time to fertilize your lawn. The heat and humidity of summer mean that your grass is growing fast and strong, but it also means that it requires more nutrients. Fertilizers are ideal for this purpose because they provide nutrition in a form that’s easy for the roots to absorb, so you don’t have to worry about your grass getting too much or too little nutrition.
The best time to fertilize your lawn is in the late summer. The soil is warm and dry, which means it absorbs fertilizer more easily and quickly than in the spring. Also, if you fertilize in the summer, your grass will have time to grow before winter, so you can enjoy a nice thick lawn for the holidays!
A good late summer lawn fertilizer is available locally and can help your grass grow quickly and thrive. A few common choices are Jonathan Green’s Organic Lawn Food 10-0-1, Scotts(r) Turf Builder, and Compost. Read on to learn about each of them and find out if one of them is the best choice for your lawn. There are many benefits to using fertilizers on your lawn, but it’s important to choose a product that will suit your lawn’s particular needs.
Stationary Square Sprinkler
When it comes to watering and fertilizing small areas, nothing beats a Stationary Square Sprinkler. This sprinkler delivers a gentle fountain-like spray directly onto the fragile seeds. Depending on the area, it can cover from one square foot to 30 square feet. You can even get one with a 30-foot diameter. Whether you need to water your lawn or just need to fertilize your shrubs, this tool will do the trick.
Scotts(r) Turf Builder
There are several different types of turf fertilizer that you can use on your lawn. If you’re unsure which one is right for your lawn, we recommend Scotts(r) Turf Builder Fertilizer for late summer. This product is suitable for late summer and early fall applications and will prevent new grass seeds from sprouting. It also works well on dry or drought-affected lawns.
The application instructions for each variety of Scotts(r) Turf Builder Lawn Food may differ slightly. Some varieties are meant to be watered right after application, while others should be left to sit for 24 hours. If you use Turf Builder Lawn Food, be sure to sweep it off the driveway and sidewalk after application to prevent the product from washing into the drains and waterways.
If you’re planning on growing your lawn in late summer or early fall, it’s time to get your lawn ready. The Scotts My Lawn app calculates the exact amount of coverage needed and the spreader adjusts to the product’s requirements. The spreader is designed to work with both thin and actively growing turf. Apply Scotts Turf Builder Fertilizer for late summer or early fall.
The Milorganite organic fertilizer, on the other hand, encourages the growth of soil microbes, gives the grass a rich green color, and is great for late summer applications. Both are effective fertilizers, but you should choose the one that works best for your lawn. If you use Turf Builder in late summer or early fall, you can make multiple applications of the same product.
If you’re not sure what type of lawn fertilizer to use, Scotts has you covered. Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed is a good choice because it contains two times more herbicides than the previous formulation. WinterGuard Plus is even more potent and has more than 50 different weed control ingredients. Regardless of the type of turf fertilizer you choose, you’re sure to find a product that works for your needs.
Jonathan Green’s Organic Lawn Food 10-0-1
Among the many different types of fertilizers available, Jonathan Green’s Organic Lawn Food is my personal favorite. This product is made with 100% food-grade organics and is loaded with nutrients that gently feed turf. The granules are homogeneous and are made from soybean, feather meal, and blood meal. Because these organics are food-grade, they’re safe to use around children and pets. Jonathan Green’s organic lawn food is designed to be safe and gentle for established lawns.
As for the benefits of this product, it’s made with slow-release nitrogen and a boost of calcium to increase the health of your grass. This product is great for all types of grass and contains a low level of dust granules. A 40-pound bag of this organic lawn food can feed up to 5,600 square feet. It’s also good for use in early spring and fall when your lawn needs a boost to help it grow.