Winterizer Weed & Feed 101

Fall is prime time for your lawn to recuperate from the harsh summer weather. Cooler conditions and plenty of rainfall help your lawn develop new growth. However, your lawn needs the proper nutrients in order to stay healthy and flourish. Winterizer Weed & Feed helps prepare your lawn for winter stress and helps promote early spring green-up along with controlling lawn weeds. 

When to Apply: 
Apply when broadleaf weeds are actively growing in the early fall. Apply when the air is calm to ensure uniform coverage and avoid spreading granules onto flowers, vegetables and ornamental shrubbery. Possible re-treatment may be necessary if lawn is heavily overrun by weeds, adverse low moisture conditions prevail, or if weeds are in a state of poor growth. 

How to Apply: 

  1. Determine size of area to be treated. Measure length and width in feet, then multiply to determine coverage area in square feet (length x width). Next, subtract non-lawn areas. 
  2. Mow lawn to normal height 1 to 2 days before application. 
  3. Water lawn thoroughly at least 1 to 2 days before application to sustain moisture until the next watering. 
  4. Apply when broadleaf weeds are young and actively growing, preferably in the morning when dew is on the grass. At the time of application, moisture on the weed leaves from dew, rainfall or irrigation/watering aids in control. If grass is not moist at time of application, sprinkle lightly with water before applying product. 
  5. Avoid applying when temperatures are consistently above 90° F. 
  6. Do not wash from weed leaves for 1 to 2 days after application. At this time, a thorough watering should be made. 

Apply using a broadcast spreader or drop spreader. See packaging for spreader settings. 

For best results, water your lawn within 24 hours after application. Typically, lawns require 1 inch of water per week during the growing season. Your lawn will dry out faster on slopes and near curbs and sidewalks, so water these areas thoroughly.