Yard & Lawn Maker FAQs

Yard & Lawn Maker™ 8-0-4 foliar fertilizer utilizes slow-release nitrogen for sustained feeding and quick green-up. It also contains an additional 1.0% iron for deeper shades of green.

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 What is Yard & Lawn Maker? 
  • It’s a slow release liquid nitrogen which also contains potassium acetate, potassium nitrate and iron sulfate. The slow release liquid nitrogen adheres to the leaf blade which gives a sustained foliage feeding lasting up to two weeks. The potassium increases the photosynthesis and the water-use efficiency. The iron sulfate combined with the nitrogen and the potassium gives an intense dark green coloring of turf. Yard & Lawn Maker also includes molasses to spike the root zone microbes to the extent they provide additional nutritional and health promoting substances to the turf.
What plants can I use it on? 
  • You can use it on lawns, pastures & yards.
Is it compatible on all lawn types? 
  • We have not tested Yard & Lawn maker in all lawn types. Since, there are 8 different major type of grasses used for lawn, you should run a test in your yard. According to the grass transition zone, some fungus can be fed by nitrogen and others can be reduced by potassium

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The transition zone (green on the map) sometimes requires mixtures or blends of warm- and cool-season grasses. In general, the transition zone has more success with the cool-season grasses over the warm-season varieties.

Good to Know

Additional factors such as altitude, the amount of sun or shade, the amount of foot traffic and the availability of water may affect the success of a turfgrass variety.

The Grass Transition Zone[1]

  1. Bahia is a tough turfgrass especially suited to the heat and humidity of the South. It has a rougher texture than most turfgrasses, but because of this toughness it can handle heavy foot traffic with ease.
  2. Bermuda‘s aggressive growth habit gives it excellent weed resistance. That same trait can be a problem when Bermuda invades flower beds. Bermuda is wear-resistant and drought-tolerant. Overseeding with rye will provide a green lawn during winter.
  3. Bluegrass is the turfgrass of choice in cooler northern areas. The color and texture are exceptional with the right growing conditions. Sunlight, good soil and a regular water supply are key to a beautiful bluegrass lawn.
  4. Centipede is a tough, low-growing, low-maintenance turfgrass. It grows best in the acidic soil of the lower South. Centipede has a rougher texture than most turfgrasses, but with proper care it has excellent weed and pest resistance.
  5. Fescue family has several members, including fine fescue, Chewings fescue, creeping red fescue, hard fescue and tall fescue. All varieties can survive cold winters well. Tolerance for heat, drought, shade and wear varies by variety, so check the label for details. All fescue responds well to a regular fertilizing and aerating schedule.
  6. Perennial Ryegrass germinates quickly and holds up to foot traffic. Ryegrass is a common addition to cool-season grass mixes and the overseeding “wintergreen” option for warm-season lawns.
  7. Augustine is the turfgrass of choice in warm climates where sandy soil is prevalent. The blue-green color lasts into fall, unlike other warm-season grasses.
  8. Zoysia prefers a warm, sunny and well-drained growing site. Zoysia takes more care than most turfgrasses, but when its needs are met, the reward is a lush, luxurious lawn.

[1]  http://www.lowes.com/projects/lawn-and-garden/choose-the-right-grass-for-your-lawn/article

Is this better than using a granular product? 
  • Different than granular fertilizers, Yard & Lawn Maker has to be applied more frequently but results are seen faster. The value of the product compared to your time is questionable. If you desire a fast greening, Yard & Lawn Maker is faster acting than granular, depending on temperatures.  Factors such as altitude, amount of sun or shade, amount of foot traffic and availability of water may affect the success of applying Yard & Lawn Maker in your lawn.
Can I use Yard & Lawn Maker with pesticide (herbicide, fungicide or insecticide)? 
  • If Yard & Lawn Maker is planned to be tank mixed with any pesticide, compatibility should be tested prior to mixing. To test for compatibility, use a small container and mix a small amount (0.5 to 1 quart) of spray, combining all ingredients in the same ratio as the anticipated use.  If any indications of physical incompatibility develop, do not use this mixture for spraying.  Indications of incompatibility usually will appear within 5 to 15 minutes after mixing.
How long should I wait until children and/or pets can walk on my lawn after spray? 
  • As soon as spray has dried. If Yard & Lawn Maker was tank mixed with another product, you should also read indications for the other product tank mixed.
Is it safe to use once per week? 
  • Yes, it is safe to apply once per week.
How long does it take to green up my yard? 
  • It will take 4 to 7 days to green up your yard.
Can I spray this on my vegetable garden? 
  • Yes it can be used on your vegetable garden, but some other nutrients might be needed depending on plant type in your garden. For better results use Veggie Maker and Fruit Maker.
Can I spray this on my ornamentals? 
  • Yes it can be sprayed on ornamentals, but some other nutrients might be needed according to the ornamental types. For better results consider using NutraSorb FOSILICA 17-5-11.
Will this product burn my plants if I use it in hot weather? 
  • It is not just the temperature it is also solar radiation that can cause a burn in the lawn.  As general rule of thumb, we recommend NOT to spray ANY chemical when temperature is above 95 F or when solar radiation is direct (after 10AM and before 3PM).  The drops of the spraying solution could act as a magnifier and burn the leaves.
  • Do not apply in a drought because both Yard & Lawn Maker and water are necessary for photosynthesis and without rain (or irrigation) it won’t work properly.  Avoid spraying if the forecast calls for a strong thunderstorm, since it will just run off.

 

2 Comments

  1. After planting the seed, do you know how long it should take before I will see grass growth in the lawn area?

    • Thanks for reaching out to us. Unfortunately Yard and Lawn Maker is a foliar fertilizer that is best used after leaves are present. We have not tested the product applied on seeds to see whether it invigorates growth. In theory it should but we do not have a timeline for you.

      Please share your results as we would welcome the additional learning and ways we can better our products.

      Please do not hesitate to reach out again with additional questions.

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