Fertilizing in mid to late spring is ideal, and will ensure healthy growth and discourage weeds all season long. When you’re ready to apply fertilizer this season, here are some pointers to help you use fertilizer safely and other things you can do to stimulate grass growth.

Handle Fertilizer with Care 

All fertilizers should be handled with care and caution, especially since some of them contain pesticides. It’s vital to handle all fertilizers in a safe and responsible manner. Read the label carefully before beginning to ensure that you understand and follow the directions exactly as they are written.

Fertilizer can be dangerous, even for pet owners. Keep pets and children out of the way while applying it, as well as any other measures required. It’s also a good idea to wear gloves and safety glasses while working with fertilizer since many types do include chemicals that can irritate the skin and eyes.

Grass Clippings 

While you may be tempted to just toss them in the garbage, you might think about putting them to better use! Grass clippings are an excellent natural fertilizer, promoting your grass to grow robust and green.

Add Compost to Your Lawn 

Adding compost to the soil improves grass growth and appearance, making it a good option for individuals who are looking for a natural approach to improving their lawn’s health. Compost is decayed organic material that plants require to thrive. The addition of compost to a lawn or garden might aid in the improvement of the soil by breaking up compacted areas and stimulating the development of helpful microorganisms.


Have you considered overseeding your patchy lawn? Overseeding is a technique to improve the health and look of a grass without having to completely remove it and start over. It may assist with issues such as brown or bare patches, as well as the ability to transition between warm and cool season grasses for a green lawn all year.

At Elite Development Group, our team of lawn maintenance pros can test your soil, recommend the right fertilizer for your type of grass, and apply it for you when the time is right. Contact us to learn more about it and the other quality services we offer.