When Should I Fertilize My Lawn? [Video]

Every week, people write LawnStarter asking for advice on a variety of lawn care related topics. Some folks even send in some questions outside our area of expertise. We’re here to help, so those get answered as well…

What do you tell a child who believes in the tooth fairy?

How can you know when pasta is cooked?

When should I fertilize my lawn?

Hi everybody, Aaron here. Let’s jump into our mail bag and see what awaits us. Kyle from Orlando says, “My son is 12 and still believes in the tooth fairy. What do I do?”. That is a tough non lawn care related question that I am going to avoid. I’ve got nothing. Lisa, in Jacksonville, FL asks, “Hey Aaron, how can I tell when pasta is done?”. Now listen Lisa, I’m a man who eats a lot of pasta, most of it out of a can. But believe me when I tell you that I’ve got a secret. 60-90 seconds in your microwave depending on the wattage and the type, like ravioli is going to take a little bit longer. Duh. And you will have perfectly cooked canned pasta in no time. Ah, bellissima. Lastly, Gregory in Salt Lake City, UT wrote in, “Dear Aaron, when should I fertilize my lawn?”. Fantastic question. Everybody loves a lush green lawn and fertilization is a key component to achieving that. But it’s also not a very cut and dry answer, as it varies depending on your type of grass and location. Some grasses grow in cooler weather and some grasses grow in warmer weather. All you need to know is that you need to fertilize before the growing season to help develop that root system and during the growth season so that it keeps getting the nutrients it needs to be healthy and strong. So once you find out what kind of grass you have, you’ll have your answer. That’s all the time we have this week. Keep an eye out next week for a brand new episode. Thank you. Take care.

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Aaron Brooks