/when to fertilize grass and with what.

Asked October 7, 2018, 4:15 PM EDT

Starting my Fall gardening. I think it's time to fertilize the lawn. But what is the best product? I have access to chicken manure, but I am worried that it's too hot for grass.

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The best product will vary from lawn to lawn, and location to location- but there are guidelines that will help you decide which will work best in your particular situation:
https://extension.colostate.edu/docs/pubs/garden/xcm222.pdf

Chicken manure can be an excellent Nitrogen source, and is an excellent fertilizer if used correctly. The most important factor in safely and efficiently utilizing chicken manure, it to ensure that it has been effectively composted. You can learn more about the proper processes for composting chicken manure here:
https://www.unce.unr.edu/publications/files/ho/2013/fs1323.pdf

For additional information about lawn care, take a look at CSU's factsheet:
http://extension.colostate.edu/docs/pubs/garden/07202.pdf

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