Why Fertilize Your Lawn?

  • Encourage grass growth to keep weeds and moss at bay, thereby avoiding the use of chemicals.
  • Gives your grass the ability to re-cover damaged areas quickly.
  • Encourages strong, healthy growth to minimize diseases.
  • Encourages deep roots that help to tolerate drought and other stress conditions.
  • To encourage a thick, dense, and green lawn that is a pleasure to lie on!

 

When is the Right Time to Fertilize and Overseed?

Your first fertilizer application should be made between April and May, just before the heat of summer arrives. A feeding of slow release nitrogen (SRN) will allow the plant to rebuild it's energy reserves to help tolerate the stresses of summer, including drought, heat, disease and insects. A percentage of SRN can feed the grass for 6-8 weeks.
A second application of fertilizer should be scheduled between July and August. Try and time your application prior to a rainfall to ensure that the product gets adequately watered in.
A third application, scheduled for September, should be made to encourage the roots to build sugars, or root reserves, to help it to overwinter.
Overseeding, in addition to fertilizing, is also important in encouraging a thick lawn. Early spring and early fall is the best time to overseed. Be sure to pick a seed mixture that is suitable to your environment.


Dr. Dirt's Fertilizer Blends are specifically designed for lawns in Central Ontario.


Where can you find more information and products for healthy lawn maintenance?

 

Lawn & Garden Grass Seed & Fertilizer Available at all Holmes Agro Locations

 

Orangeville, Stayner, Redickville and Flamborough

 

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00, Sat 8:00-12:00 (May & June)


 

Specializing in... Lawn Fertilizer - Lawn Seed Mixtures

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