Should I Fertilize My Lawn Myself?

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

Should I Fertilize My Lawn Myself? | The Experienced GardenerAs a homeowner, you want your lawn to look great all year round. To keep a great-looking lawn requires more than just a weekly mow and watering. 

In order to maintain a beautiful lawn, you must use fertilizer. Fertilizing your lawn goes a long way to producing healthy, good looking grass that not only improves the look of your property but also feels pretty good between your toes.

When it comes to fertilizing your home, it may seem like a job that is easily done yourself. However, there are a few things to consider before you do. How much it will cost, how easy it is, and what kind of results you’ll get are all determining factors when deciding if you should fertilize your lawn yourself.



With most DIY projects, it can be easily said that it can save you money, that is if you know how to do it right. Even if you fertilize your lawn yourself, it will still cost you money.

A 14 lb. bag of fertilizer will cost you around $40. An applicator may cost you around $30. For the year, you’re looking at around $200.

The cost of hiring a professional gardening company will vary depending on a number of factors. The cost of fertilizing your yard will depend on the size of your lawn, how many treatments you need, as well as the size of the company you hire. It may cost around $50 per application.

While it may seem like you save a bit of money, consider the fact that it’s easy to fertilize incorrectly, which will cost you more time in the long run.



Fertilizing your lawn requires you to do it three to five times a year. You’ll need to scatter fertilizer granules on your lawn using a spreader. How long this takes depend on the size of your yard.

When you decide to hire someone, all it takes is a little research, hiring the company, and then sitting back and relaxing. Or you know, all the 100 other chores you need to do as a homeowner.



Whenever you do anything yourself, you run the risk of making mistakes. Also, additional factors may come into play. For example, if fertilizing your lawn is a chore you aren’t looking forward to, you may find yourself cutting corners, and not taking the time to do the job right.

When you pay someone to fertilize your lawn, those that you paid will more than likely want to take the time to do the job correctly. They won’t want to risk their name by failing at their job.

When it comes down to it, hiring someone to fertilize your lawn is your best course of action. It will cost less, require less time from you, and you can rest easy knowing the job will be done right, the first time.

If your lawn is looking less than lustrous, and it needs some fertilizing, why not call The Experienced Gardener either by phone, or by email, today.

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Topics: Gardens, Lawn Aeration