All four of the IFA 4 Step Lawn Care Fertilizers in the 20/25# bags (Each bag covers 5,000 sqft).
Our long snowy winter is finally over. As the weather is starting to turn warmer, many homeowners are trying to get a jump-start on having the best lawn in the neighborhood. Using our easy IFA 4-step Plus Lawn Care Program will help you get that deep green envy.
STEP 1: NOW IS THE TIME TO START
In most areas of Utah and throughout the Intermountain West, March to mid-April is the ideal time to begin the steps to a beautiful lawn (or late January to mid-February in St. George and Southern Utah).
An application of our early spring fertilizer, IFA Step 1 Crabgrass & Spurge Preventer, is step one to obtaining a beautiful weed-free lawn. The pre-emergent fertilizer provides a weed barrier, killing weeds as they germinate from the seeds that have lain dormant in your lawn all winter. If they are eliminated now, they won’t become a problem later this spring and summer.
As an added bonus, apply IFA Bountiful Earth Humate, which is an organic product mined in the mountains of Utah. It helps contribute to a darker green lawn since it has an increase of iron and other trace minerals. An application of Humate aides in holding nitrogen in the root zone longer. It also allows you to use less water by increasing the lawn’s water holding capacity — something everyone in Utah can all benefit from.
STEP 2: WEED & FEED
Around Mother’s Day (approximately 4-6 weeks following your first application of IFA Step 1 Crabgrass & Spurge Preventer) is the ideal time to apply step two in our lawn care program.
Your lawn is ready for its next feeding, and IFA Step 2 Weed & Feed is locally formulated to give your lawn exactly what it needs at the right time. The herbicide in IFA Step 2 Weed & Feed will kill dandelions, and other weeds that are appearing in your lawn, while giving it a much-needed application of iron. One difference in this step is you water first, and while the foliage is still wet, apply the weed & feed. You then wait 24 to 48 hours to water the fertilizer in.
STEP 3: SPRING & SUMMER FERTILIZING
Around the middle of June to the end of July is the best time to apply the third step in our lawn care program. This is one of the most important applications for your lawn. Applying IFA Step 3 Spring & Summer slow release fertilizer, during the hot weather, will help your lawn continue to maintain a darker green color under the stress of the summer months. Because your lawn is working hard in the heat, it needs a slow, long-feeding fertilizer that is formulated locally for our unique Utah soils and conditions.
The slow release nitrogen and an Omnicote application of iron, manganese and zinc found in IFA Step 3 Spring & Summer Fertilizer is an IFA exclusive process by which iron and other important micronutrients, needed for a healthy lawn, are applied to each individual fertilizer pellet. The Omnicote coating ensures that all of the micronutrients are evenly distributed over the entire lawn. This allows for maximum nutrient uptake, which will maintain its beautiful green color and efficient water utilization.
STEP 4: FALL & WINTER FERTILIZING
Labor Day until late October is the time to apply step four in our lawn care program. IFA Step 4 Fall & Winter Fertilizer is the final step of the growing season. This is the most important lawn feeding of the year. Fertilizing in the fall produces extra greening and little top growth. Most of the lawn’s energy, supplied by the fertilizer, is stored in the roots to be utilized over the winter and provide next year’s early spring green-up power. Your lawn’s root system will remain active until the ground freezes, giving it time to recover from the summer heat in the now cooler soil.
IFA Step 4 Fall & Winter Fertilizer also contains Omnicote iron that will give you a deep green lawn up to Halloween and beyond. This is also a good time to apply a second application of IFA Bountiful Earth Humate. Humate will help fortify the lawn for the winter months and aid in vigorous growth next spring.