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Old 07-26-2017, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Hello. Nebraska, HOT, 90 plus all the time, humid. I'd like to fertilize yard, needs it. But...I don't want to burn my yard...Will 29-0-04 work in this July heat?
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Old 07-26-2017, 05:38 PM
 
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The traditional advice is to fertilize grass when it begins its annual growth period, not in the hot summer months when it is actively growing.
If you decide too make sure you do it early in the am and water thoroughly, deeply.
This information may help you decide...Do You Need to Fertilize the Grass in the Hot Summer Months? | Home Guides | SF Gate
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Old 07-26-2017, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Hello. Nebraska, HOT, 90 plus all the time, humid. I'd like to fertilize yard, needs it. But...I don't want to burn my yard...Will 29-0-04 work in this July heat?
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Old 07-26-2017, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Bloomington, IL
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Don't do it - wait until it cools down - your grass probably needs water, not fertilizer.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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The traditional advice is to fertilize grass when it begins its annual growth period, not in the hot summer months when it is actively growing.
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Don't do it - wait until it cools down - your grass probably needs water, not fertilizer.
I would have to agree with this, I always use crabgrass preventer in March, weed and feed in early May and again in early October and winterizer in November.
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:02 PM
 
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Depends on the grass. If you have a warm season grass, by all means fertilize, if the fertilizer is not quick release - read the label. Also depends on how heavily you apply, and whether you immediately water it in.

Cool season grasses, not a good time. Spring and fall are the best times, as others have said.
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Depends on the grass. If you have a warm season grass, by all means fertilize, if the fertilizer is not quick release - read the label. Also depends on how heavily you apply, and whether you immediately water it in.
Depends on the location as well. Here is NC, there are three distinct regions, each with their own recommendation. For Bermuda, it can be monthly April through September, or a sub-set of that.
(Reference pages 17-19 : http://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/Files/...lina_lawns.pdf)
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Old 06-17-2018, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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The traditional advice is to fertilize grass when it begins its annual growth period, not in the hot summer months when it is actively growing.
If you decide too make sure you do it early in the am and water thoroughly, deeply.
This information may help you decide...Do You Need to Fertilize the Grass in the Hot Summer Months? | Home Guides | SF Gate
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