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I have a 4-step program that I follow, but will modify based on your lawns needs.

Step 1

I use a product with a little less nitrogen, some phosphorus, and potassium with barricade in the product for the crab grass control.

This gives your lawn a kick start for the beginning of the year while making sure the crab grass does not appear.

Step 2

I use a product with a little more Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and potassium in it.

This keeps the product eating the necessities that it needs to survive.

Step 3

This step is similar to the second step but also includes a high percentage of iron.

This will help keep your lawn looking green.

Step 4

I use the same amount of Phosphorus and potassium but a higher dose of nitrogen to get your lawn ready for the winter.

This is a winterizer fertilizer that gives your lawn the food it needs to start when the grass comes out of dormancy in the spring.

* I use liquid for weed spray that is a contact spray that will land on the weeds and work its way down to the roots of the weed.


I prefer a dry fertilizer over a liquid fertilizer based on the following reasons:

  • Dry Fertilizer has a slow release so it is not as hard on the lawns as a liquid fertilizer is.
  • The fertilizer is called slow release because it takes a period of 4 to 5 weeks to fully release all of the nitrogen into the plant.  The slow release helps keep the plant healthier and greener and provides it with nitrogen for the extent of the product.
  • With the dry conditions that we get during the hot summer months this product will not burn the lawns.
  • The slow release fertilizer does not put the full stress on the lawn when it is watered in.  Once the fertilizer is watered in, the slow reaction starts to work and will continue the process until it is complete.