It’s very important to know when to fertilize lawns in Michigan. That’s because a proper lawn fertilizer schedule will provide your turf with the right amount of nutrients it needs to thrive—no matter what time of year it is.

We offer a 7-step lawn fertilization plan that benefits your lawn in two ways:  Our applications are carefully designed to give your Southeast Michigan lawn the right amount of nutrients at the perfect time.  And our fertilizer also provides weed control.

But timing is everything and Lush Lawn has it down to a science. So, let's break down our step-by-step lawn fertilization program. 

Lawn Fertilizer Schedule: Michigan 


Our March/April application features an all-granular time-released lawn fertilizer with crabgrass pre-emergent. The application serves two purposes: lawn fertilization schedule It infuses your soil and root system with vital nutrients to help your lawn recover from dormancy at maximum health.  It introduces a pre-emergent into the soil to prevent the growth of crabgrass.  This application may contain a liquid lawn fertilizer with blanket weed control, depending on the temperature.


This fertilization treatment is applied in May. It contains a nitrogen-rich all-granular fertilizer and liquid blanket weed control that will:  Ensures your ​grass won’t run out of essential nutrients during a time of explosive growth. Remove any newly germinated weeds throughout the property.  You’ll have the option of choosing a crabgrass pre-emergent treatment in place of the nitrogen-rich fertilizer.


This application will be applied in June. It will give your lawn that deep green color. It’s all-granular, time-released lawn fertilizer and liquid weed control. lawn fertilizer schedule The goal is to reintroduce nutrients to maintain healthy growth as the seasons move from spring to summer. It also provides our technician an opportunity to treat the remaining weeds and diagnose any issues that may be present in your lawn.


In July we’ll re-introduce nutrients to your lawn. This application maintains healthy growth during the hottest summer months. It continues a time-released, all granular fertilizer and weed ​killer. Our technician will also treat any remaining weeds while on site.


We’ll put our late-summer application down in August. It re-introduces even more nutrients to maintain healthy growth as summer ends.


In the fall we’re thinking about stimulating root growth and adding a blanket of weed control. So, in September we apply a time-released, all granular fertilizer that features a robust infusion of nutrients. lawn fertilization schedule This helps maintain healthy growth throughout the fall growing season.

Your technician will also make sure there aren’t any undiagnosed issues present in your ​turf.


The final lawn care treatment is done in October. It’s an all-granular fertilizer that contains a blend of macronutrients to get your lawn ready for winter.  Our winterizer also helps reduce the chances of snow mold developing in the spring.

Contact Lush Lawn Today

Lush Lawn’s fertilizer schedule is second to none. And we provide a variety of additional lawn care services that will keep your entire yard healthy. lawn fertilizer schedule We won’t be happy until you have a ​yard that’s lush, green, and weed-free! Please contact the Lush Lawn branch in your area to start a fertilizer application schedule today.

Lush Lawn locations:

Grand Blanc Lawn Service
and the surrounding areas, including: Burton, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Linden, Swartz Creek, and Holly.

Rochester Hills Lawn Service
and the surrounding areas, including: Auburn Hills, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Detroit, and Farmington. 

Saginaw Lawn Service
and the surrounding areas, including: Clio, Birch Run, Frankenmuth, Bay City, Midland, and more. Farmington Hills, Hunting Woods, Keego Harbor, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, Rochester, Royal Oak, Southfield, and Troy. 

Brighton Lawn Service
and the surrounding areas, including: Ann Arbor, South Lyon, Canton, Northville, Plymouth, Livonia, Pinckney, and more.

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