Recommended fertilizer products for your lawn will vary from season to season during the year.  A lot of recommended fertilizer products are not as good as they are portrayed to be.  Understanding what your lawn needs in order of fertilizer, will help produce the best results.  To first understand what a lawn needs, you must first consider the variables.  What climate zone do you live in?  What soil does your lawn have?  What type of grass do you have?  These are all important factors that should help determine what fertilizer products to use.  If you have a troubled yard or are looking to take more of a scientific approach to lawn fertilizing, then consider getting a soil test done.  A soil test will tell you the composition of the soil, the pH of your lawn and the available nutrients found in the sample.  All of this information will be helpful in coming up with the most practical approach to fertilizing your lawn.

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Once your soil test results are in, you can start formulating a plan.  The first thing that I like to start with is soil pH.  If you pH is high, you need to add sulfur to your lawn to lower the pH.  If your pH is low, you need to add lime.  This adjustment may take several applications in order to get an optimal pH of around 7.5 for cool season grasses.  If you have clay soil, it may be necessary to add gypsum to your lawn.  Gypsum will help amend the soil by making it less dense.  Again, you may need to repeat this application several times to get the results that you want.

Recommended fertilizer products for spring would include products with a lower N nitrogen count.  Since spring is when there is ample rain and optimal temperatures, you do not need extra nitrogen giving your grass top-growth.

Recommended fertilizer products for summer would include a higher K potassium count.  Postassium helps with the general hardiness of the plant.  It is important to encourage plant health going into summer with higher temperatures.

Recommended fertilizer products for fall would include a higher P phosphorus count.  Phosphorus promotes root development, which is important to the plant because nutrients are taken in through the roots.  The more extensive root system that the plant has, the healthier it is.