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The amount of fertilizer as well as the kind used depends on the season and the type of grass you’re looking to care for. You will want to keep in mind that over fertilizing can do more harm than good in maintaining the health of your lawn. You only need to fertilize your lawn once or twice a year, more than that is just a waste of time and money. A slow release fertilizer is also good for about six or eight weeks and won’t need to be done again in that time period.

Key Takeaways:

  • Depending on the release time, a fertilizer will provide nutrients to the soil over a specific period of time. Overusing quick release soil can harm quality soil over time.
  • Organic fertilizer is derived from plant and animal sources whereas synthetic fertilizer is created in a lab.
  • A slow release fertilizer should last your lawn about six to eight weeks whereas a quick release fertilizer should be used every 4 weeks.

“If you don’t have the time to put into fertilizing your lawn on a regular basis, consider hiring a professional lawn service to take care of it for you.”

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