Spring fertilizing - Knowledgebase Question

Sugar Grove, Il
Question by llavoy2
March 11, 2010
I live in northern Illinois. When is the earliest I can use the step one fertilizer and herbicide?


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Answer from NGA
March 11, 2010

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Late April is the best time to apply your fertilizer and weed control product. Applying earlier won't help the lawn. The lawn has to be actively growing in order to use the fertilizer you apply. If you apply earlier, it will wash away with the rains before it can be used by the grass.

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