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How Much Fertilizer Should I Use for My Lawn?

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When is the best time to seed my lawn and apply fertilizer? How much fertilizer should I use for my lawn? Which fertilizer should I use for specific grass types?

Watch as Matt Martin, NC State Extension turfgrass specialist, demonstrates how to calculate an area to fertilize, seed and sod your lawn, while sharing some basic tools you can use at home to determine how much fertilizer is needed.

Lawn and Garden Toolkit

Don’t Seed Home Without It
Lawns are smooth, living carpets that add beauty and recreational space to your home. The benefits of a healthy lawn go beyond the obvious.

Carolina Lawns_NC State Extension publication
Carolina Lawns: A Guide to Maintaining Quality Turf in the Landscape

As your grass grows, it helps the environment by stabilizing soil and reducing air pollution, noise, heat, dust and glare. Surveys show that an attractive, well-landscaped lawn can even add to the value of your home.

To reap the rewards of a beautiful lawn, take great care in the selection, establishment, maintenance and renovation of your lawn grass. Whether you’re establishing a new lawn or renovating an existing one, making the proper choices can create a durable lawn that will grow with minimal maintenance and pesticide use.

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