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Eric Vinje

Hi Amara –

Do NOT apply more fertilizer if you have followed the manufacturer’s suggestions. Organic lawn fertilizers are slow release — they must break down before being taken up by your grass and will benefit your soil while providing nutrients for your grass. You will not notice a fast green-up, but instead have a healthy looking, green lawn over a much longer period of time.

Used in combination with good maintenance practices — including aeration and proper mowing — organic fertilizers will make your lawn less labor and water intensive. You may also want to consider adding compost to your lawn, especially in those dry, patchy spots.

Hope this helps!