How to apply instead to your lawn

A natural fertilizer and grass seed program changing the way we lawn to fit the way we live.

Choose your Product:

1

Cut your grass

If your grass has grown past your ankles, give it a quick trim.

If your grass has grown past your ankles, give it a quick trim.

2

Fill and prep your spreader

For best results use an instead spreader!

For best results use an instead spreader!

3

Apply fertilizer

No matter which spreader type you use, as you apply, keep in mind walking at a steady pace wins the race.

No matter which spreader type you use, as you apply, keep in mind walking at a steady pace wins the race.

4

Water

Help your fertilizer win the battle. Quench your fertilizer’s thirst and lightly water in after applying.

Help your fertilizer win the battle. Quench your fertilizer’s thirst and lightly water in after applying.

1

Get Ready

For existing lawns:

Make sure your seed hits the soil. Mow low. Try your lowest setting, and don't let the cut grass sit there, bag it up! Rake up anything left behind, then use your rake to loosen the top layer of the soil.

For new lawns:

It's all about making sure your seed gets to the soil! Loosen the top layer of soil and remove any of the dead stuff.

For existing lawns:

Make sure your seed hits the soil. Mow low. Try your lowest setting, and don't let the cut grass sit there, bag it up! Rake up anything left behind, then use your rake to loosen the top layer of the soil.

For new lawns:

It's all about making sure your seed gets to the soil! Loosen the top layer of soil and remove any of the dead stuff.

2

Fill and prep your spreader

Sun & Shade Seed Mix

Tall Fescue Seed Mix

Sun & Shade Seed Mix

Tall Fescue Seed Mix

3

Apply Seed

No matter which spreader type you use, as you apply, keep in mind walking at a steady pace wins the race.

No matter which spreader type you use, as you apply, keep in mind walking at a steady pace wins the race.

4

Water

Quench your seed's thirst daily (or whenever it looks parched!), to keep the soil surface moist until the baby seed grows at least 2 inches tall.

Quench your seed's thirst daily (or whenever it looks parched!), to keep the soil surface moist until the baby seed grows at least 2 inches tall.

Application Tips
Q: When should I apply instead?

A: instead is specially formulated to help your lawn thrive each season. Look toward the charts on the right side of this page for application guidance by season. Hint: In warmer areas, you are able to apply instead earlier in the year.

Q: Can seed and fertilizer be applied together?

A: Yes. In fact, it's recommended! You can apply your Happy Lawn fertilizer right after you apply your Ambitious Grass seed.

Q: Can my kids or pets play on the lawn after treated?

A: Yes. Get those kids - even the four-legged ones - out of the house and back into the yard right after you apply. Don't let them miss another minute of green time.

Spring application
March-May
product
Happy Lawn Fertilizer Spring
Apply when temperatures are consistently between 60-80 degrees.
Summer application
June-August
product
Happy Lawn Fertilizer Summer
Fall application
August-October
product
Happy Lawn Fertilizer Fall
Apply no later than 1 month before first expected frost.
Application Tips
Q: When should I apply instead?

A: instead is specially formulated to help your lawn thrive each season. Look toward the charts on the right side of this page for application guidance by season. Hint: In warmer areas, you are able to apply instead earlier in the year.

Q: Can seed and fertilizer be applied together?

A: Yes. In fact, it's recommended! You can apply your Happy Lawn fertilizer right after you apply your Ambitious Grass seed.

Q: Can my kids or pets play on the lawn after treated?

A: Yes. Get those kids - even the four-legged ones - out of the house and back into the yard right after you apply. Don't let them miss another minute of green time.

Sun and Shade Seed Mix
product
Spring application
March-May
Apply when temperatures are consistently between 60-80 degrees.
Fall application
March-May
Apply when temperatures are consistently between 60-80 degrees.
Ambitious Grass Tall Fescue Seed
product
Spring application
March-May
Apply when temperatures are consistently between 60-80 degrees.
Fall application
March-May
Apply when temperatures are consistently between 60-80 degrees.