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weed and seed lawn fertilizer

Always read product labels thoroughly and follow instructions, including specific guidance for your grass type.

*dollarweed, clover, henbit and chickweed

On top of weed control, Pennington UltraGreen Crabgrass Preventer Plus Fertilizer III 30-0-4 delivers iron and fast-acting nitrogen for immediate greening, and slow-release nitrogen for extended feeding for up to three months. Always follow the label instructions for your specific grass type. Do not apply this product within 60 days of overseeding. Wait until the following year before treating new sod.

Part 4 – Late Summer to Late Fall

If you plan to overseed, avoid weed & feed for four weeks before. After overseeding, wait until your third mowing occurs. For sodding, sprigging or plugging, wait four weeks before you weed & feed so new grass can start without delay.

Always sweep excess fertilizer off sidewalks and patios to avoid runoff.

Always follow guidelines for the best time to plant grass seed for your region and grass type, then fertilize accordingly. For seed or plugs, apply fertilizer with a regular lawn spreader before you plant. If you’re starting a lawn with sod, fertilize after your sod is in place.

Between April and June, existing weeds launch into active growth. Weed & feed fertilizers combine broadleaf weed killers with nutrients to feed your actively growing lawn:

Additionally, some have moss control added for any moss present. It’s important to feed with a specific autumn lawn food such as Miracle-Gro EverGreen Autumn Lawn Care, to get the grass ready for the colder, wetter weather in winter and get the lawn ready for spring. Autumn lawn feeds will be low in nitrogen, as we don’t want to encourage any top growth, which can be soft and easily burnt by frost.

Some lawn treatments just feed your garden lawn and are ideal if your lawn is weed and moss free, but others have added ingredients such as weed killers and/or moss killers. Furthermore, some are designed to use in the autumn to toughen up the grass ready for the winter and/or kill moss.

To summarise, steps to take for lawn feeding include:

Spring and summer lawn feeding

During these conditions stop feeding your lawn, wait until it has rained to let the water soak in for a few days, then start feeding again. Feed throughout the summer at 6-8 week intervals, weather permitting.

For spring feeding, use a product containing feed, weed killers and moss control. This will quickly help the grass to start growing again and control any weeds that are present, plus kill off the moss that might have invaded the lawn over the winter.

But don’t fret; below are the descriptions and properties of the types of lawn feeds, including the specific benefits of each.

There a few types of lawn feed, so you may be a little confused about what to look out for when buying online.