How do I fertilize my freshly laid sod or established sod?
FERTILIZING — Fertilizers usually contain the following:
- Nitrogen (for lush green leaf growth)
- Phosphorus (for root growth)
- Potassium–Potash (increases resistance to disease and drought)
Freshly Laid Sod: It is recommended that you choose a fertilizer higher in phosphorus, such as 10-20-10 to promote root growth and establish sod quicker.
Established Sod: We recommend that you fertilize your established sod 3 times per year:
- spring (Apr/May): Use a fertilizer higher in nitrogen for a quick green-up.
- summer (Jun/Jul): A balanced blend of all fertilizer requirements will result in a lush, thick, dark green and healthy turf.
- fall (Aug/Sep): A winterizer fertilizer higher in phosphorus will promote a stronger root development to meet our harsh winters.
Apply fertilizer carefully on a dry lawn and water heavily following application. This prevents the grass from burning and washes fertilizer to the roots, where it is best absorbed for use by the plant.
WARNING — Always consult a professional and follow directions accurately for proper application of fertilizer!