What setting should I use for my spreader?
The GreenView product label contains directions for determining the settings for your spreader. You may also obtain spreader settings using GreenView's online spreader setting calculator. This tool will take you through very easy steps to find the right spreader setting for your spreader and GreenView product.
I don’t know how big my yard is, how do I determine the size and the number of bags that I need?
You can use our planning chart to determine the size of your lawn, and help you select the right number of bags.
Can I store unused fertilizer for use next year?
Yes, unused fertilizer can be stored and reused provided the bag is properly closed and stored in a dry place. If moisture gets in the bag, you may have lumping of the fertilizer, breakup any clumps before placing in the spreader.
How many fertilizer applications do I really need during the year?
We recommend a minimum of two fertilizer applications for cool season grasses, one in spring and one in fall, is adequate. Depending on the condition of your home lawn, you may need grub control. If you choose to fertilize only one time during the year, the fall is the most important fertilizer application for cool season grasses. Warm season grasses require regular fertilization during the periods of heaviest growth - which is during the summer months. Fertilizer application recommendations for warm season grasses will depend on the soil type (clay vs sandy soils, etc.) and how well nutrients are retained in the soil.
Is it ok to apply fertilizer during the hot summer months?
For cool season grasses, we do not recommend applying fertilizer during the summer months due to the potential of the fertilizer to burn and damage the grass plant, especially in very hot and dry conditions. Warm season grasses require fertilizer in the summer, as this is when the grass plant is actively growing and in need of the nutrients provided in fertilizer. Check the product label for detailed information and application directions.
How soon after applying fertilizer is it safe to mow my lawn?
You may mow your grass anytime after the fertilizer has been rained in or watered in.
I am planning to de-thatch my lawn. Should I apply fertilizer before or after I de-thatch?
Apply fertilizer after you de-thatch.
Do you have phosphate free fertilizers that are environmentally friendly for my home lawn?
Yes, we offer Zero Phosphate Fertilizers for spring and fall application.
Is your fertilizer safe for my dog and cat?
If you follow the directions for use printed on each bag of GreenView fertilizer, the product is not harmful to animals. Your cat or dog can enter an area treated with our GreenView fertilizer, after this area is thoroughly dry from the first rain and/or watering.
What is the difference between GreenView's 2-step fertilizer program and Scott's 4-step fertilizer program?
The slow release Nitrogen technology inherent in the GreenView Fairway Formula Fertilizers allow you to put down fewer applications of fertilizer than Scott's 4 step system. The 4 step system requires fertilizer be applied 4 times during the growing season versus the 2 applications that are recommended with GreenView Fairway Formula Fertilizer. This saves you time and provides an even consistent feeding to your lawn.
What are the three numbers on fertilizer bags and what do they mean?
The numbers represent the concentration of three nutrients that are needed by your lawn. For example 10-18-18 is read as 10% Nitrogen, 18% available Phosphate and 18% soluble Potash.