A beautiful, lush lawn doesn’t take much — plenty of water, the right amount of sunlight, and regular applications of grass fertilizer will keep it healthy. However, many homeowners aren’t sure how often they should fertilize their lawns and wait too long or apply too much, resulting in burnt and unhealthy brown patches. While the right fertilization schedule for your yard depends on a variety of factors, there are some surefire signs your lawn needs grass fertilizer.

3 Signs It’s Time to Fertilize Your Lawn

1. Slow Growth

grass fertilizerThe first step to proper fertilization is knowing what kind of grass you have and what time of year it grows best. If the ideal growing season arrives but you don’t notice much growth, try applying a fertilizer high in nitrogen and phosphorous.

2. Yellowing Blades

If your grass is discolored and not growing as it should, look closely to see which part is affected the most. If older blades seem to be turning yellow or brown, the soil could be phosphorous-deficient. If new sprouts suffer more discoloration or the entire plant comes in light green or yellow, your lawn could be missing other vital nutrients.

3. Seasonal Changes

grass fertilizerWhile the right fertilizing schedule depends on a variety of factors, you should typically give your lawn its first feeding in the spring when it starts growing, then every six weeks after that. A larger dose of fertilizer in the fall will help your grass develop the healthy root system it needs to survive the winter.


For over 230 years, Turpin Farms has provided businesses and homeowners throughout the Greater Cincinnati area with the best turf products and high-quality grass fertilizer for any lawn. Visit their website for more tips on selecting a grass fertilizer, get more lawn care advice on Facebook, or call (513) 561-2621 to speak with a member of the team today.