Scotts STEP 1 for Seeding lawn food with weed preventer not only has the strength to prevent pesky weeds, but also helps grow a newly seeded lawn. This lawn food will prevent the toughest lawn weeds including large crabgrass, smooth crabgrass, dandelion, common chickweed, ground ivy, yellow nutsedge and more. Scotts STEP 1 for Seeding Starter lawn food with weed preventer is for use on Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, centipede grass as well as fine fescues.
The first step is designed to get your beautiful lawn started on the right foot. Crabgrass and other grassy weeds are a common problem for lawns so step 1 with crabgrass preventer helps cut them down before they grow. Adding in extra lawn food helps revitalize lawns that have gone through a cold winter. You can apply crabgrass preventer + lawn food anytime in early spring, from February to April or like Scott is saying – “on or before Easter.”
According to experts, you should fertilize at least three-four times a year. It’s for the best to use a slow-release fertilizer because the nitrogen breaks down slowly but efficiently to provide your turf with constant feeding.
Step 2: Weed Control + Lawn Food
Inspect your turf for compaction problems. The best way to do it is to dig a square-foot section and examine the roots. If the roots don’t extend deeper than two inches, your lawn needs to be aerated. It is best to aerate during the time your grasses reach their time for natural growth. For cool-season grasses, early spring or fall are the best times for aerating. For warm-season grasses, the best time for aerating is early summer.
We can’t wait for the ideal weather conditions to apply the product. If you only have your weekends to take care of your lawn, finding the perfect day may be challenging.
Step 2 can be applied from April – June or late spring, however, you must wait at least 4 weeks from your Step 1 application. This step is designed to stop broadleaf weeds such as dandelions from invading your lawn. It also adds rich nutrients to prepare your lawn for what can be a harsh summer. By applying weed control and lawn food you can strengthen your turf from the roots up.