When to Fertilize Lawns in the Spring

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When to Fertilize Lawns in the Spring

Doc goes over when to fertilize your lawns in the spring. Many rush this process but it should be done slowly and gently. Allow your warm season lawn to wake up from dormancy slowly and apply a light balanced fertilizer.

Spring Fertilizer Video

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Granular Pre-Emergent Doc Uses

Liquid PreEmergent

While this bottle is not “cheap” it is a CONCENTRATE and will last quite a while. You must mix and spray on your lawn.

New – DGL Dark Green Lawn

→ Coming Spring of 2024 All fast release 25-0-0 + 6% iron.

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PGF Balance 10-10-10 

A professional grade 10-10-10 with tiny particles, micro nutrients, and iron. Great first step for late winter.  

pgf balance lawn fertilizer

PGF Complete 16-4-8 Lawn Fertilizer

This is the main fertilizer for ALL lawns during the growing season.  Warm season and cool season lawns. 

pgf complete lawn fertilizer

Should be applied to ALL LAWNS and can be applied as heavy and as often as you like.  It contains NOTHING that can hurt your lawn and is 50/50 mix of biochar and humic acid. 

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Killing Grubs and Army Worms with the Double Kill Doucide

Preventative products should be used in the late summer.  Killing products work best in the spring. The product below can be applied anytime of the year to kill grubs. 

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GreenShocker Fast Acting Granular

GreenShocker is a granular, all fast release, fertilizer supplement. 

green shocker lawn fertilizer

Granular Fungicide for Lawns

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Dirt Booster All Natural for lawns and gardens

dirt booster plus soil enhancer


Lawn Hose End Spray Bottles

WARNING: Use only the 20:1 ratio bottles and do not pay more than $19 for TWO bottles.  When out of stock, others will charge up to $40 if out of stock. Simply wait until they come back in stock from Andersons. 

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Paul Daniel
Paul Daniel
2 months ago

My Bermuda Lawn was at 2in and if I pre scalp it down to 1 1/2 inch, and we have a deep freeze, will the freeze harm my Bermuda?

Pat Cummings
Pat Cummings
2 months ago

I truly want to stop using ChemLawn, but I am concerned. I live in SE NC, and have been here for 10-years. My lawn consist of Centipede, Bermuda, and ?. If I drop ChemLawn I am of course worried that I will mess up and have nobody to blame but myself. I truly want to start following your suggestions, and the products that you mention. Just received an email from the Anderson Group promoting bundle products. Would you recommend one of their bundle products? What happens to the perennial rye lawn once the HEAT gets at it? What is the… Read more »

Edwin Diaz
Edwin Diaz
2 months ago


Everything looking good. Thanks again.
My Bermuda Grass coming out of Dormancy slowly here in
San Antonio, TX. Just applied pre-emergent and did little scalping before
my application.

San Antonio, TX