The most important thing you can do for your lawn is to feed it. A well-fed lawn is healthier, which means it has a better root system to combat heat, cold, drought, mowing, foot traffic and other stresses. While feeding your lawn once a year will improve its condition, Green Earth Services of Texas recommends feeding it four times a year as follows:
Early Spring (February – April) Lawns wake up hungry in the spring. Feeding your lawn in the spring strengthens roots and gets it off to a good start before the heavy growing season.
Late Spring (April – June) Spring is lunchtime for lawns. Your grass is busy and using up stored energy. That’s why you want to supply the lawn with a feed and weed (combines lawn food with broad-leaf weed control) designed for this time of year.
Summer (June – August) Summer is tough on grass. Heat, drought, foot traffic, and insects stress it out. Feeding your lawn in the summer protects and strengthens it against these problems.
Fall (September – November) When Summer is over, the lawn is ready to grow again, and is looking for the nutrients it needs to recover from summer damage. We believe this is the single most important lawn feeding of the year. Apply your final feeding of a turf builder right before the grass is prepping for a winter nap.