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Lawn Fertilizer

Natural Lawn Fertilizer from Gardens Alive!

Beautiful lawns enhance the look and enjoyment of your home—and using a natural lawn fertilizer allows you to get the lawn of your dreams without compromising environmental responsibility. At Gardens Alive!, we have decades of experience in organic gardening and environmentally responsible lawn care. We're continually trying and testing the best natural lawn fertilizer—so home owners wanting to buy lawn fertilizer can count on Gardens Alive!

Choosing the Right Lawn Fertilizer

If you want to buy lawn fertilizer online, you can choose between synthetic fertilizer or natural lawn fertilizer.

The Disadvantages of Synthetic Lawn Fertilizer

The synthetic ingredients found in most fertilizers disrupt natural growth cycles, promote thatch build-up and inhibit the proliferation of beneficial soil microorganisms. Lawns get a quick but short-lived boost, but their salts drive the life out of your soil until it's worn out and even more dependent on synthetics and vulnerable to insect and disease damage. They also require more applications—and often children and pets must stay off the lawn for a time after applications.

The Advantages of Natural Lawn Fertilizer

Natural lawn fertilizers release nutrients more slowly and feed your lawn's soil at the same time. Our WOW!® Supreme Pre-emergent Weed Control and Fertilizer provides a blend of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium specially formulated for consistent release so your grass enjoys a steady diet of nutrients. Nitrogen helps grass make the chlorophyll that gives a beautiful, healthy lawn its deep green color. Phosphorus promotes strong root development and winter hardiness that helps grass withstand environmental stress and prevents disease. Potassium reduces transpiration (the loss of water through the blades) so grass needs less water. It also strengthens leaf blades, enabling grass to recover from heavy foot traffic. Our natural fertilizer requires fewer applications, too. WOW!® Supreme Pre-emergent Weed Control and Fertilizer is a natural, pet safe lawn fertilizer, meaning it's safe to use where pets (and kids) play.

Natural Lawn Fertilizer: Getting the Most out of Your Purchase

If you've selected a natural lawn fertilizer, such as WOW!® Supreme Pre-emergent Weed Control and Fertilizer, here are some tips to get you started.

Getting Started with Lawn Fertilizer

To get the most out of your lawn fertilizer, it's important that you apply lawn fertilizer at the right time and in the right manner.

When to Apply Lawn Fertilizer

Apply lawn fertilizer twice a year, once in the spring and once in the late summer or early fall. In the spring, apply when the forsythia or first dandelions bloom. In the late summer or early fall, apply after the hot, dry stress period of midsummer. In most areas, this is between mid-August until hard freezes set in.

How to Apply Lawn Fertilizer

Lawn fertilizer is usually applied through a drop spreader or a broadcast spreader. Apply at a rate of 10 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. Because the spreading width varies with different spreaders, determine the row width for your spreader. If applying at a rate of 20 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft., leave the setting at the 10 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. setting and run the spreader at a right angle to the first pass. (Example: First application was made in a north/south direction so the second application should be made in an east/west direction.) This will eliminate yellow strips.

How Long does Lawn Fertilizer Last

Many manufacturers of synthetic-based lawn fertilizers recommend 4 or 5 applications of fertilizer every year for good results. At Gardens Alive!® we recommend applying our all-natural fertilizers just twice a year, saving you time and money! With our natural lawn fertilizer, there are no re-entry restrictions for people, pets or animals.

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