March is the month that we pull out our Scott’s spreader and Scotts Turf Builder, and this year was no different. You know the saying “April showers bring May flowers”, well that phrase has always stayed in my mind and helps me to remember when to fertilize each year. March we fertilize and then April - God willing we have plenty of showers (if not the hose can do the job) and the next thing we know we’re looking out at a lush lawn of green.
It's so easy to fertilize your own lawn. The spreader makes it so simple and the directions are right on the bag. There's no need to hire a company to do it.
We use the Scotts broadcast spreader to apply our fertilizer. I start out by walking the edges of our property and then start walking in a back and forth pattern between those edges to spread the fertizer evenly. See the illustration below.
Be sure to water the lawn thoroughly after fertilizing. Watering in the fertilizer washes the nutrients into the soil where lawn roots can use them and where they won't be washed away by a heavy rain. Watering also gets the fertilizer off the blades of grass which may cause burning. A dry lawn is more likely to burn than a wet one.
Like I was saying, we just spread the Scotts Bonus S Turf Builder last month and you can see it’s already done a lot of work. I’m sure I’m going to be seeing even more changes in the coming months. Can't wait to watch as it greens up even more.
Forgive my before photos above, somehow my camera was on vivid mode. We had a lot of weeds and the killing weeds part of the Bonus S sure did the job it promises! Now we have quite a few bare spots, but that’s okay, because killing off those weeds is going to allow the grass to spread and grow, allowing the feeding part of the formula turn our lawn a beautiful deep green.
You can see in the after pictures above and below how much better our lawn is looking already! That's a lot of grass in front of our shed and it makes me so happy and proud to drive up in the summer and see it a deep rich green. The shed in the picture is where we store all our garden tools, like our Scotts spreader. The wooden wall on the right, is a giant secret door, that we can put our bigger equipment in.
The photo with the fountain in the background is to the right of the shed and the same spot I was in when the before pictures were taken. These pictures tell exactly why we’ve used Scotts Bonus S Turf Builder for years. We can count on it to get the job done.Bonus S is an existing lawncare product designed specifically for southern grass and weeds. This year they have a new, and improved formula. It’s the most effective Bonus S formula ever that’s guaranteed to clear out listed - It controls 82% more types of weeds.
It’s now safe for more major southern grass types including St. Augustinegrass (including Floratam), bermudagrass(new), centipedegrass, zoysiagrass, seashore paspalum(new) and buffalograss(new).
- Available at major retailers in the Jacksonville & Ft. Myers area. When you think of Florida, you think of lush tropical green lawns. You don’t want to be THAT house, you know the one I’m talking about. The one with the brown, dry lawn with patches of dirt throughout.
Do yourself a favor and pick of a bag of Scotts Turf Builder, so you don’t have to hang your head in shame.
Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.
~ Deuteronomy 32:2