When Should You Water Lawn After Fertilizing?

And Other Fertilizing FAQs


When Should You Water Lawn After Fertilizing?

There are many things that go into making your lawn as healthy as can be. You have to choose the right seed, water the right way, and treat it with the right nutrients. Manging it all can be daunting. Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about fertilizing, including when you should water your lawn after fertilizing.

When Should You Water Lawn After Fertilizing?

We recommend waiting 24 hours after fertilizing to water your lawn, which will give the fertilizer time to settle. After the 24 hours are up, it’s important to give it a good soak—not just a quick spritz with your hose—to activate the fertilizer and help the critical nutrients absorb into the soil.

Fertilizing FAQs

  • What nutrients does your lawn need? All plants need nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus to thrive. When you look at bags of fertilizer for your grass, be sure to make sure it provides all three of these macronutrients to support growth at all stages.
  • Should you choose slow- or quick-release fertilizer? If your lawn needs a quick boost for growth, a quick-release fertilizer is your best option. However, we often recommend slow-release fertilizers, which provide nutrients for your lawn over a longer period of time.
  • Can I DIY my lawn fertilizing? Yes, it is possible to fertilize your lawn yourself. However, it’s safest and most efficient to hire professionals, like Green Lawn Fertilizing, who know the ins and outs of what your lawn needs to thrive. In the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, we know no two lawns are the same, so we customize our fertilizer program for you. Before we choose which fertilizer to use on your lawn, we evaluate the unique circumstances that impact your yard. Call us today at 888-581-5296 for a free quote and to learn more about our fertilizer services.