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When to Fertilize Lawn in Texas: The Seasonal Guide

Curious about when to give your Texas lawn that much-needed nutrient boost? You’re in the right place! Texas homeowners should consider fertilizing their lawns once or twice each season (depending on their lawn feeding strategy) for that evergreen, lush look. It’s all about making sure your soil gets the goodies it needs to keep your grass vibrant and robust throughout the year.


When to Fertilize Lawn in Texas with Confidence

If you’re unsure about applying lawn fertilizer, it’s often best to leave it to the pros. We at Soils Alive typically fertilize once per year in the spring at the most optimal time. We also do small feedings the rest of the year (5-7 times) with the rest of our fertilizers, minerals, and vitamins.

We understand that fertilizing your lawn is a bit of a science, and it varies by season. As a homeowner if you’re fertilizing your yard on your own – you’ll probably want to fertilize twice a year. It’s a good idea but in the fall you’ll want to be careful. A misstep or adding too much fertilizer could harm your soil and grass by introducing fungus or insects (then you’ll really have to call us to come fix it).

Wondering if we can help you with your Dallas lawn fertilization? Contact us today.


Spring: The Best Timing Possible

Spring is the time to shine! Our lawn care experts recommend fertilizing one time in the spring because that’s when your grass is in turbo growth mode. Using a slow-release, high-nitrogen granular fertilizer is the way to go. It dissolves slowly into the soil, ensuring a steady supply of nutrients. It’s like a power-up for your grass without overwhelming it.


Feeding in the Summers

We believe in micro feeding only in the summer (light fertilization). It typically includes micronutrient feeding, soil microbes, molasses, and more. In our program, fertilizing again in the summer would be unnecessary and might actually put the lawn at risk in certain cases. If you’re doing your own fertilizing, it might be best to wait till the fall to do your second round of fertilizing. You could also do a small round of fertilizing in the summer instead of the fall.

If your lawn is still struggling from the summer heat, you may need to simply water it once more per week or you might have a fungus or pest on your hands. If so, contact your local lawn maintenance company to help.


Fall: The Second Best Time & Growth Phase

Fall is when your lawn might see another small phase of growth. That’s why it can be helpful to do a second round of fertilizing in the fall (if doing it yourself) – your lawn will see a big boost from it. On the other side of that, it can also introduce fungus and pests which will make your lawn suffer a bit so it will be up to your judgment.

Our professional program includes feeding throughout fall which helps the lawn flourish during its second growth phase. However, it’s not a full fertilization since we know the risks involved. It’s much easier to keep a pest and fungus out of your lawn than it is to remove one.


Winter: Protecting Your Grass

Winter might seem like a lull, but it’s a critical time. Early winter feeding with a potassium-rich blend helps your grass handle the cold like a champ. Late winter feeding aids recovery from the winter’s toll. Slow-release is key here to avoid shocking your lawn.


The Essentials of Lawn Fertilizer


Fertilizers come to the rescue, armed with three superhero ingredients: potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen. Potassium toughens up your grass, making it more resilient to droughts and chilly weather. Phosphorus gives your grass robust roots. And nitrogen? Well, that’s the one that helps your grass grow fast and green. Fertilizer is like the secret sauce to lawn health.

It’s important not to rely on fertilizing rounds but you can do feeding for your lawn throughout the year in order to keep it looking green and healthy. At Soils we have a proprietary blend of fertilizer and feeding that we use for lawns. So if you’re a homeowner doing it on your own you may need to find what works best specifically for your lawn and the season you’re wanting to fertilize in (like winter vs summer).


Frequently Asked Questions – When To Fertilize Lawn In Texas

What month should I fertilize lawn?

Apply early spring lawn fertilizer once from February to April when your grass begins to green up and actively grow, typically around the first mowing of the season.

What is the best fertilizer for grass in Texas?

Opt for Simple Lawn Solution 16-4-8 Balanced NPK fertilizer – ideal for all grass types, offering strong root support year-round.

When should you not fertilize your lawn?

If mowing and bagging clippings, wait to fertilize till after. Also avoid fertilizing during heavy rain and flooding (light rain is ok).

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