Applying fertilizer to your lawn should normally be an easy task, according to most homeowners. However, you’ll find that, depending on where you live and what type of lawn you’re trying to grow, the timing and the amount of the fertilizer you want to use can differ greatly from case to case.
Fertilizing your drought tolerant grass should typically be done in the spring. As the snow and ice melts away and the soil becomes more manageable, this is the right time to consider fertilizing, as the grass will also start to grow more quickly and the temperature will be high enough to allow the fertilizer to work its “magic.”
Typically, the best time to apply fertilizer is in the spring, around the time when the soil temperature reaches 55 degrees. This time can come pretty early, if you live in a southern area, where there isn’t much snow fall; but it can come much later in areas where heavy snowfall and low temperatures are quite common.
The best composition for springtime is a 20-5-10 bag. These numbers represent the content of nitrogen, phosphate and potassium, respectively (the rest of the content usually constitutes filler ingredients). As long as you use granules of organic fertilizer that has this constitution, you should get excellent results with your lawn in the spring.