/when to fertilize grass and with what. #489022 - Ask Extension


/when to fertilize grass and with what. #489022

Asked October 07, 2018, 4:15 PM EDT

Starting my Fall gardening. I think it's time to fertilize the lawn. But what is the best product? I have access to chicken manure, but I am worried that it's too hot for grass.

Garfield County Colorado

Expert Response

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The best product will vary from lawn to lawn, and location to location- but there are guidelines that will help you decide which will work best in your particular situation:

Chicken manure can be an excellent Nitrogen source, and is an excellent fertilizer if used correctly. The most important factor in safely and efficiently utilizing chicken manure, it to ensure that it has been effectively composted. You can learn more about the proper processes for composting chicken manure here:

For additional information about lawn care, take a look at CSU's factsheet:

Abi Saeed Replied October 09, 2018, 2:44 PM EDT

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