Wimpy Lawn - Knowledgebase Question

Lompoc, ca
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Question by pennewel9511
February 26, 2006
My Lawn (SOD) is 18 months old. The grass is very short, thin and not green. I aereated it once and fertilzed it twice the first year. Is there special lawn food that can help my SOD grow and thicken?

Answer from NGA
February 26, 2006
Sod needs regular feeding and watering; if it isn't watered regularly it won't develop a healthy root system and it won't grow well. Put your lawn on a regular feeding schedule (use a lawn food with a 3-1-2 ratio of NPK) and water it deeply but infrequently to force deep root growth. Most lawns need one inch of water per week; more if the weather is really hot. Feed in April, June, September and December in amounts listed on the fertilizer package. You should see a difference within a few weeks after changing your watering habits and feeding your sod. Best wishes with your lawn!

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