Lawn Fertilizers

Whether you’re looking for organic or traditional fertilizers, Dayton’s offers something for everyone and every budget.

Greenview 4-Step Lawn Program

Spring Application

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CRABGRASS CONTROL
PLUS LAWN FOOD
with GreenSmart

SPRING
Apply April 1 to April 25th

Apply in early spring to prevent crabgrass from germinating and to give your lawn it’s first fertilizing of the season.  Use a walk behind spreader to spread fertilizer, following the directions on the bag for proper fertilizer settings.  You will need to water in thoroughly in order to activate the fertilizer.  Long lasting zero phosphate fertilizer.

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FAIRWAY FORMULA
Spring Weed & Feed with Crabgrass Control

SPRING
Apply April 1st to April 25th

This professional grade product performs 3 tasks, crabgrass prevention, lawn fertilizer and broadleaf weed killer in just one single application. The broadleaf weed control is effective on over 200 weeds as listed on the label. Crabgrass is prevented and destroyed up to 4-weeks after germination, so you apply it when the dandelions bloom. This formulation also features both immediate release and controlled-released nutrients that provide continuous feeding for up to 12 weeks. 65% Slow-release nitrogen formulation, steady even feeding up to 12 weeks.

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STARTER FERTILIZER 
with GreenSmart

SPRING
Apply April 1st to April 25th

Ideal for establishing a new lawn, whether sodding, reseeding or starting new!  GreenSmart speeds root growth to improve nutrient absorption and feeds your lawn up to 12 weeks.  Unique GreenSmart ingredient helps speed root growth to improve nutrient absorption so lawns are better able to retain water to protect against heat and drought.  Restores nutrients to your soil, providing overall better nutrition for your lawn.  Only Greenview GreenSmart fertilizer containing phosphorus. 10-18-10

Early Summer Application

 

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WEED CONTROL
Plus Lawn Food with GreenSmart

SPRING-SUMMER
May 15th to June 15th

This step takes a little planning and timing. It is used to kill weeds that are actively growing in the lawn, not as a preventive. Do not get anxious and apply when you see the dandelions first appear. If you use it then, you will only kill the dandelions. 85% of the weeds that will grow will appear at a much later time. Follow directions as follows: mow your lawn a few days in advance, watch the weather closely so that there are a couple days with no rain anticipated. Apply when grass is wet, usually early morning dew works fine, or sprinklers. The product must stay dry for at least 24-48 hours while sitting atop the lawn (this allows the chemical to get into the system of the weeds). Then you will need to water it in thoroughly to activate the fertilizer.

Summer Application

 

GREENVIEW

LAWN FOOD
with GreenSmart

SUMMER
June 15th

This is to give you a good fertilizing to stimulate the grass during the hot summer months. At this point you should have your lawnmower raised to at least 3 inches, and if drought conditions are occuring, wait until there is some rain before you apply. Simply follow the directions on the bag for spreader settings, and water in thoroughly after application to activate the fertilizer. This is also a perfect time to put down any insecticide for surface feeding insects such as ants, spiders, fleas, chinch bugs, sod webworms and cutworms. Dursban is recommended control for surface feeding insects because it will not harm earthworms, which are beneficial to your soil. Note: Space this step at least 4 weeks from the 2-Way Weed & Feed so that the lawn is not over-fertilized.

Fall Application

GREENVIEW

FALL LAWN FOOD
with GreenSmart

FALL
September 1st to 15th
and/or
October 30th

Raking or catching grass clippings will not prevent a layer of matted dead grass material called thatch. When a thatch layer in the grass becomes 1/4” or 1/2” or more, problems will arise from insects, disease and lack of water penetration to the soil once the thatch dries out. It is best to remove a thatch layer by renting a mechanical thatcher in April or September. Then, overseed immediately with a grass mixture that includes a high percentage (70% or more) of fine-bladed perennial ryes plus a starter fertilizer to rejuvenate the lawn. Or, use Greenview Wintergreen to stimulate root growth, in order to make the grass plants stronger and healthier for the winter. Follow directions on bag for spreader settings. Water in thoroughly to activate fertilizer.