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See how to use weed and feed fertilizer for your lawn this season! Jason will go over our 15-5-10 Weed & Feed fertilizer and how to apply it in a residential lawn.
Spring is here and it is time for weed control. Everyone knows that to have a healthy yard, you need to combat weed growth while promoting healthy growth for your turf grass. You could use a mixture of pre and post-emergent herbicides and fertilizers, or you could use a product that will do both for you. That’s our 15-5-10 Weed and Feed.
This weed and feed is labeled to control a wide range of weeds such as clover, dandelion, spurge, and many others. It also supplies your yard with essential nutrients to help it grow strong this season.
There a many different fertilizers out there that have different core analyses. The core analysis is the three numbers you’ll see on a fertilizer bag. Our weed and feed is 15-5-10 — that’s 15 percent Nitrogen, 5 percent phosphorus, and 10 percent potassium. These three elements are essential to your yard’s health. And this 15-5-10 combo is perfect for Spring.
What’s great about this weed and feed is that there are additional ingredients included as a micronutrient package. This is kind of like vitamin supplements for your grass that will promote health and longevity. Not all fertilizers will have that.
One of the first things we want to do with our bag of weed and feed is read the label. The label will tell you which weeds this will kill and the type of turf grass this is intended for. But it’s also crucial to follow the recommended spreader settings and the application rate. This is important because if you over apply, you could hurt your lawn at worst; at best you’ll waste product.
Per the label, we applied 3.2 pounds of the weed and feed for every 1,000 square feet. The lawn is about 2,500 square feet so that means we’ll need eight pounds of weed and feed. It’s okay to have an approximate square footage because this is a low Nitrogen fertilizer and will not damage your grass.
Start at the edge of the lawn and work your way around, and then go from one end of the lawn to the other, moving at a steady pace to make sure you deliver the correct amount of product to the lawn. Also watch how far the fertilizer is spreading so you’ll know where to go for your next pass.
Some things to consider:
1. You’ll want to make sure to mow your lawn to its normal height a day or two before your application. If the grass is dry at the time of application, sprinkle some water on the grass so that the product will stick and prevent drift.
2. You’ll need to water your lawn at least a day before the application so that the turf and the soil have adequate moisture.
3. Water the lawn a day or two after the application, so the product can have time to stick to the weed leaf surface.
4.You will want to make a follow up application in about 30 days. This is to make sure the correct amount of Nitrogen is put down.
5.And finally, READ THE LABEL. Remember, label is law. Everything you need will be on there.
This Weed and Feed is a great product and a fantastic tool to have for your Spring lawn care program. This will kill and control weeds AND feed your turf grass for a full, luscious lawn. After laying it down, you should start seeing results in about a month.
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