To ensure healthy growth and discourage weeds, it’s best to fertilize your lawn in mid to late spring. When you’re ready to apply fertilizer for the first time this season, here are some pointers on how to use it safely and other things you can do to help your grass grow.

Handle Fertilizer Carefully

It’s critical to handle fertilizers with care and caution, especially since some of them include pesticides. It’s important to treat all fertilizers in a safe and responsible manner. Read the label carefully before using it to make sure you understand everything it says.

Even for pet owners, fertilizer can be harmful. While applying it, keep pets and children out of the way as well as any other precautions required. It’s also a good idea to wear gloves and safety glasses when dealing with fertilizer since many kinds contain chemicals that may irritate the skin and eyes.

Grass Clippings 

You might be tempted to just toss them in the garbage, but you may consider using them instead! Grass clippings are a great natural fertilizer for your grass, stimulating it to grow healthy and vibrant.

Add Compost to Your Lawn 

When added to the soil, compost improves grass growth and appearance while being a great alternative for individuals searching for a natural approach to improving their lawn’s health.

Compost is decayed organic material that plants require to thrive. The addition of compost to a lawn or garden might aid in the improvement of the soil by breaking up compacted areas and stimulating the development of helpful microorganisms.


Have you considered overseeding your patchy lawn? Overseeding is a method to improve the health and appearance of grass without having to start from scratch. It may help with issues such as brown or bare patches, as well as the ability to transition between warm and cool season grasses for a green lawn all year long.

Ready to improve your landscaping this season? Our garden services at Legarden Designs handles every element of the process – from the initial design consultation through the project’s completion. We also provide seasonal reviews and yearly walkthroughs. Contact us today!