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Weed & Feed Lawn Food is made with natural, plant based ingredients -- enhanced with botanical oils -- to help reduce existing weed infestations and prevent new ones. In addition to providing effective weed control, Weed & Feed fertilizes your grass to provide the nutrients needed for a lush, green lawn. One 15 Pound bag covers up to 3,000 Square Feet of turf.
Rich in Nutrients: Purely Organic Products Weed & Feed Lawn Food is NPK rated 10-0-2 to promote thick, lush, green turf. It will feed your lawn for up to 8 weeks between applications.
Effective Post-Emergent Weed Control & Lawn Fertilizer: In addition to being a top rated fertilizer, Weed & Feed Lawn Food is enhanced with botanical oils -- Clove Oil & Eugenol -- to kill pre-existing common weeds including dandelion, purslane (duckweed, little hogweed), chickweed, henbit deadnettle, thistle, plantain weed, curly dock (yellow dock), spotted spurge, speedwell, pineapple weed, ragweed, horsetail, and more.
|Unlike fast acting spot treatments that can kill grass and neighboring plants, Weed & Feed Lawn Food works gently but effectively over 30-45 days to kill existing weeds while feeding your lawn to thicken grass, strengthen root systems, cover bare spots, and crowd out future infestations.
Will Not Burn Your Lawn When Used as Directed: At Purely Organic Products we believe that plant and garden care products should be good for plants, and easy for gardeners too. Our Weed & Feed Lawn Food is made with natural ingredients, rather than harsh chemicals and mineral salts, so it won't burn or yellow your grass when used as directed. It is convenient with no restrictions on re-entry time (for pets or people) after application.
What to Put in It & What to Leave Out: One of the first decisions we made when developing our Weed & Feed Lawn Food was what NOT to put in it. With more than 30 years in the lawn care business we knew that many popular fertilizer products were made with harsh chemicals, manure and even bio-solids (organic materials resulting from the treatment of domestic sewage -- yes, you're reading that right).
We have picnics on our lawns, and our children and pets play on them, so we use natural, plant based ingredients to create our Lawn Food products.
No Added Phosphates: Purely Organic Products Weed & Feed Lawn Food is made without added phosphates so it meets and exceeds local environmental regulations limiting Phosphate usage in municipalities across the USA.
Effective Post-Emergent Weed Control & Lawn Fertilizer: This combination product is designed to feed your lawn and kill pre-existing common weeds. When used as directed, it will not harm established turf grass and lawns. DO NOT APPLY TO FOOD CROPS. Do not apply to newly seeded grass until it has had a chance to grow for at least 8-10 weeks with regular weekly mowings.
Choose the Right Day: For best results apply on a calm day when dandelions, chickweed, and other broadleaf weeds are actively growing; and daytime temperatures are between 60-90º F on a consistent basis.
Prepare Your Lawn: Weed & Feed Lawn Food works best when grass is wet from dew, irrigation, or a light rain, prior to application so the granules can adhere to growing weeds.
Set Your Spreader: Set your drop or rotary spreader to deliver fertilizer at a rate of 4-8 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. of grass. Individual spreader settings will vary; but common settings are listed below.
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Apply: Working back and forth in steady rows, apply Weed & Feed evenly across your entire lawn.
Clean Up for the Environment: Get the most out of your lawn care, and protect the environment, by sweeping excess or stray particles -- that land in the driveway, sidewalk or street -- back onto the lawn.
Give Weed & Feed Time to Work: After application let the lawn stay dry for 2-3 days to let the weed control begin work and then resume watering and mowing as usual. Weed & Feed Lawn Food is not a harsh, chemical based weed killer. It may take 30-45 days for weeds to die out after application. For particularly bad infestations consider a second application of Weed & Feed Lawn Food 4-5 weeks after the first.
Sucess Tip: If your lawn has significant weed infestation before application, bare spots left by dead weeds may need to be overseeded after application. Use Purely Organic Products Turf Restore (or a similar product) to help restore your lawn.
Enjoy Your Lawn: There are no re-entry restrictions after applying Weed & Feed so you can enjoy your lawn right away.
Important Note: The instructions above are for use as a guide only. For complete instructions for use and safety precautions review the back of your product package and the manufacturer's Material Safety Data Sheet.
A Well Fed Lawn is a Happy Lawn: Just like you, your lawn needs nutrient rich food to grow and flourish. We recommend feeding with one of our Lawn Food products about four times a year -- with the first feed in the early spring and the last in the late fall -- for a lush, healthy lawn.
Water Well & Often: Healthy, well fed, lawns are more efficient at absorbing water and nutrients. Water your lawn every few days to provide approximately 1" of moisture (including rainfall) per week. (A typical sprinkler takes 3-4 hours to provide 1" of water.)
Mow Like a Pro: Never remove more than 1/3 of the blade of grass when mowing. During times of stress (for instance in the hot summer) keep grass longer to protect the plant. Leaving clippings on the lawn allows plant nutrients to recycle back to the soil.
Is Weed & Feed Safe for Use Around Animals & People? Weed & Feed from Purely Organic Products is an EPA "Minimum Risk Pesticide" which poses little to no risk to human health or the environment. There are no re-entry restrictions after application of Weed & Feed so you can allow pets, people and other animals back onto your lawn immediately after application.
Does This Fertilizer Need to be Watered in After Application? For the best results your lawn should be left dry for 2-3 days after applying Weed & Feed and then you should resume your normal watering schedule to water in the fertilizer and allow it to begin to work.
Can I seed my lawn AFTER applying Weed & Feed? Yes. Combination lawn food products -- like Weed & Feed, Grub & Feed, and Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food -- can be used to help bring weeds, grubs and crabgrass under control prior to seeding. For best results, wait 2 weeks after Weed & Feed Lawn Food application to lay down new seed to help thicken your lawn and cover any bare spots caused by diminishing weeds.
Can I seed my lawn BEFORE applying Weed & Feed? No, Weed & Feed should not be applied to newly seeded grass. If your grass is new, use natural, plant based 10-0-2 Lawn Food as a starter fertilizer instead. Once grass is established, after 8-10 weeks, it is safe to use Weed & Feed to help control weeds while feeding your lawn.
What is the N-P-K Ratio of This Product? Weed & Feed Lawn Food has an NPK Rating of 10-0-2 or 10% Nitrogen (N), 0% Phosphorus (P), and 2% Potassium (K).
Why Aren't There Any Phosphates (Phosphorus) in Your Lawn Food? Many states and local municipalities restrict or prohibit the application of Phosphates on lawns and turf because of the negative environmental impact of excess phosphorus on local water quality, plant and animal life.
Can I Use a Handheld Spreader with Lawn Food? We recommend using a rolling broadcast or drop spreader with our products because they tend to provide more even and measurable coverage. If you're planning to use a hand held spreader we recommend applying 4-5 pounds of fertilizer per 1,000 square feet of lawn turf. (There are approximately 4 cups of fertilizer per pound.)
Can I use Lawn Food, Grub & Feed, Weed & Feed and/or Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food at the same time? Each of the Lawn Food products from Purely Organic Products is designed to feed your lawn with 10-0-2 fertilizer. The three "combination products" will feed your lawn just like our original Lawn Food; but they're also specially enhanced with botanical oils to naturally help eliminate common problems like weeds, crabgrass or grubs.
- Lawn Food: Apply about 4-5 times per year about 6-8 weeks apart. For more information about when to feed, download our Lush Lawn Guide.
- Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food: If you've had problems with Crabgrass infestations in the past, replace your first Lawn Food application each year with Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food. A second spring application, 4-5 weeks after the first, may be needed if your lawn has a particularly bad history with crabgrass. In the fall replace your final Lawn Food application with Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food as broadleaf weeds begin to establish root systems in preparation for the following year.
- Weed & Feed: If you have common summer weeds (like dandelions, purslane, chickweed, thistle, ragweed, etc) replace your regular Lawn Food applications with Weed & Feed. If Weeds are particularly bad, shorten application times to every 4-6 weeks for extra weed killing and lawn boosting power.
- Grub & Feed: If you've had problems with grubs, or other sub-surface pests, in the past; replace your first summer Lawn Food application (usually in July) with Grub & Feed; and then follow that up with an additional application of Grub & Feed 30 days later.
Can I Use Weed & Feed to Control Crabgrass? Not really. Weed & Feed is designed to kill actively growing broadleaf weeds -- like dandelions, purslane, chickweed, ragweed, etc -- rather than grassy weeds like Crabgrass. To control Crabgrass consider a pre-emergent product like Crabgrass Control Lawn Food instead.
I Just Spread Weed & Feed on My Lawn; but the Weeds Aren't Dead? The botanical oils in Weed & Feed will NOT instantly kill weeds like some spot treatments (with harmful chemicals that can burn grass and other nearby plants at the same time as they're killing weeds). Instead they work naturally over the first 30-45 days to kill existing broadleaf weeds while feeding your lawn to thicken grass, cover bare spots, and crowd out future infestations.
Weed & Feed Lawn Food 10-0-2
15 Pounds (6.80 Kg)
Up to 3,000 Square Feet
10-0-2 (10% Nitrogen, 0% Phosphorus, 2% Potassium)
Corn Gluten Meal, Urea, Potassium Acetate.
Clove Oil 3%, Eugenol 2.5%, Inert Ingredients (Corn Gluten Meal, Urea, Potassium Acetate, Water, Soap, Soybean Flour, Wintergreen Oil, Cottonseed Meal) 94.5%.
Country of Origin
This Product is Proudly Made in the USA.
Lawn Food's 10-0-2 Lush Lawn Guide PDF
Weed & Feed Lawn Food 10-0-2 Product Label PDF
Lawn Food 10-0-2 Product Family Fact Sheet PDF