what do i put on my lawn to make the grass thicker/greener? and , is it safe to dogs?

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  • Walter Reeves Walter Reeves on Jun 13, 2012
    In my opinion, any lawn fertilizer is safe for use around dogs after it has been rained on or irrigated. Assuming you have plenty of sun, use any brand of turf fertilizer according to label instructions.

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jun 14, 2012
    Do a soil test as well, Carol. In the northeast, lawns often benefit from an annual application of lime.

  • Clay B Clay B on Jun 14, 2012
    Also, get your lawn aerated every fall, with a core/plug type, not spikes. Makes a big difference. I have a 1/4 acre lot, costs $100 to have a lawn company come and do it.

  • Carol M Carol M on Jun 14, 2012
    thanks to all....Doug i do lime twice a year. and i hae aerated but with spikes. maybe i will try..but is it too late for that?...i'm going to fertilize this weekend.

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jun 15, 2012
    You should wait until early fall to do a core aeration, Carol.

  • Clay B Clay B on Jun 15, 2012
    Carol, yes the core style aerator is key, do in the fall. Spike type really just poke holes, and squeeze the soil together even more tight.

  • Clay B Clay B on Jun 15, 2012
    Oh, also, Winterizer fertlizer also helps a great deal. Helps the roots grow further down in the soil during the winter, come summer, your lawn will thank you with a more drought tolerant lawn.