Lawn Care Tips

What to Do After a Fertilizer, Pre-Emergent or Sprayed Application

First and foremost it is important to follow the label instructions for the product that was used, but below are some general guidelines.

Granular Based Products

For immediate results, you can water in a granular based product, but it is not always necessary. If you follow a regular lawn watering and fertilization schedule, the granules will remain in the soil and will be effectively watered in during your next sprinkler cycle or a rain event.  Click Here for our watering tips for a healthy lawn.

With pre-emergent if the weather forecast is not calling for rain within the next couple of days it is best to water it in by running all of your sprinklers for approximately 10 minutes or until the first inch of soil gets a nice soaking.

Liquid Based Products

Pets and children should remain off the treated area until it has had an opportunity to completely dry, which is usually 4 to 6 hours. Also, avoid watering the area for 2-3 days to give the product enough time to be effective.