The Q&A Archives: Lawn Problems

Question: Last fall we had a new lawn blown in. We forgot to fertilize before winter. I fertilzed the lawn 4 days ago with 16-16-16 fertilizer. The lawn looks sparse/bare in some parts and where there is grass it looks delicate. Should I do anything else right now? Where it is bare should I put more seed? Thank you for any help you can give me.

Answer: Fertilizing in early spring will help your lawn thicken up. You can overseed to speed things up even more. Keep your lawn on a regular feeding/watering/mowing schedule and it should grow lush and thick. Fertilize with a 3-1-2 ratio of N-P-K in April, June, September and late November. Water deeply when you water, and mow when grass is 2 - 2 1/2 inches tall.

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