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  • sad grass — more fertilizer?

    Created by Amara on

    My patchy dry grass has several days ago had a sprinkling of Dr Earth Lawn Food. Not much has changed…should we put more fertilizer on the grass? The temperatures here are in the high 80s or low 90s and we have good irrigation every day. We miss our green lawn.

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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!

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