That being said, too much can lead to burning and using the wrong fertilizer can have far-reaching effects on the soil in your area.
How to Choose the Best Fertilizer for New Grass
Compost is the best and most natural fertilizer that you can have available at your fingertips, and I try to apply a thin layer of compost to my entire lawn at least once every two years.
When to Fertilize New Grass
Sometimes a quick-release starter fertilizer after your young grass is already growing can burn it, which is why I recommend applying something else after your seedlings are more established.
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4. Choose the best seed.
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2. Test your soil.
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