Fertilizer is a key ingredient in growing and maintaining a green, healthy lawn. Unfortunately most homeowners
don’t bother fertilizing because they simply don’t know which products to use, or how and when to apply them. Complicating the issue is that if lawn fertilizer isn’t applied correctly, it can actually do more harm than good. 

All lawn fertilizers contain three main nutrients listed in this order on the package:                                                               nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium (NPK).   Fertilizers for other plants can have different ingredients in
   different amounts.

2023 BEN SIEGEL describes the wide variety of spring fertilizers that is carried by the store.

To help advise you on the ways to fertilize your lawn, stop in and talk with Ben and Theresa. 


Do's and Don'ts for fertilizing your lawn
Test your soil first.
Use test results to choose the right fertilizer.
Spend time accurately measuring the size of your lawn.
Try an organic during the hot summer months.
Buy a quality spreader that best fits your needs.
Accurately calibrate your spreader to make sure you apply the right amount.
Keep your spreader well maintained.
Keep records of what and how much you apply and when you apply it.


Test your soil after you have fertilized.
Guess on how much fertilizer you need and what setting you use.
Apply fertilizer in hot, humid weather.
Apply fertilizer near water features, on hard surfaces or on frozen ground.
Use phosphorus unless your soil test indicates a deficiency.
Apply more than four times a year.
Bag your clippings.








NEW for 2023:  21-0-0    This NEW fertilizer for lawns is a great source of sulfur.   This mixture can be used for vegetable gardens and trees.