Fertilizer Schedule for Beginners and the DIYers

Whether you are a new fertilizer DIYer looking for a place to start, or you just need a simplified fertilizer schedule, we’re here to break down what your lawn needs each season! Check out our recommended applications below, and keep in mind two general rules:
1. Apply fertilizer every 90 days
2. Maintain at least 30-45 days in between back-to-back applications that contain Nitrogen

Spring

February 15 or early spring apply Sunniland Pre Emergent 0-0-7
After March 1 apply Weed & Feed, or a fertilizer (like Sunniland Professional 24-0-11) if your lawn does not need Weed and Feed
Other fertilizers you can apply this time of year:
Sunniland All Natural
Sunniland 10-10-10
Sunniland Nitrogreen 16-0-8
Optional application beginning in April: Chinch Bug Granules monthly or as needed based on bug activity

Summer

*check your area for a fertilizer ban first
Apply Sunniland Professional 15-0-15 Turf Fertilizer with Insect Control
Other fertilizers you can apply this time of year:
Sunniland All Natural
Sunniland 10-10-10
Sunniland Nitrogreen 16-0-8
Optional application: Chinch Bug Granules monthly, or as needed based on bug activity

Fall

September 15 – October 31 apply Weed and Feed, or apply a fertilizer (like Sunniland Professional 24-0-11) if your lawn does not need Weed and Feed
November 15 apply Sunniland Pre Emergent 0-0-7
Other fertilizers you can apply this time of year:
Sunniland All Natural
Sunniland 10-10-10
Sunniland Nitrogreen 16-0-8
Optional application through end of October: Chinch Bug granules, as needed. Do not apply after October.
View our Professional Fertilizer Schedule here.

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