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Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food is made with natural, plant based ingredients -- enhanced with soybean oil -- for effective crabgrass and broadleaf weed prevention. It also fertilizers to provide the nutrients needed for a lush, green lawn for you and your family. One 15 Pound bag covers up to 3,000 Square Feet of turf.
Rich in Nutrients: Purely Organic Products Crabgrass Control 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 Prevention of Crabgrass & Weeds with Lawn Fertilizer: In addition to being a top rated fertilizer, Crabgrass Control Lawn Food is enhanced with Soybean Oil to prevent the growth of crabgrass and common weeds including Annual Bluegrass, Barnyard Grass, Black Medic, Black Nightshade, Buckhorn Plantain, Catchweed Bedstraw, Common Lambsquarters, Curly Dock, Dandelion, Giant Foxtail, Green Foxtail, Large Crabgrass, Orchard Grass, Purslane, Quack Grass, Redroot Pigweed, Shuttercane, Smooth Crabgrass, Velvetleaf, Wolly Cupgrass, and Yellow Foxtail.
|The natural ingredients and botanical oils in Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food work to prevent crabgrass seeds and other weeds from germinating and flourishing while also 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 safe for pets and people when used as directed. Our Crabgrass Defender 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 Crabgrass Defender 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 Crabgrass Control Lawn Food is made without added phosphates so it meets and exceeds local environmental regulations limiting Phosphate usage in municipalities across the USA.
Effective Pre-Emergent Crabgrass & Weed Control: This combination product is designed to feed your lawn while preventing crabgrass and weeds -- including Annual Bluegrass, Barnyard Grass, Black Medic, Black Nightshade, Buckhorn Plantain, Catchweed Bedstraw, Common Lambsquarters, Curly Dock, Dandelion, Giant Foxtail, Green Foxtail, Large Crabgrass, Orchard Grass, Purslane, Quack Grass, Redroot Pigweed, Shuttercane, Smooth Crabgrass, Velvetleaf, Wolly Cupgrass, and Yellow Foxtail. When used as directed it will not harm established turf grass, lawns and gardens. DO NOT APPLY TO FOOD CROPS.
Choose the Right Day: For best results apply Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food on a calm day when no heavy rains are expected. This product should be applied in the late spring / early summer before crabgrass emerges; and again in the fall as broadleaf weeds begin to establish root systems in preparation for spring growth. A second spring application, 4-5 weeks after the first, may be needed if your lawn has a particularly bad history with crabgrass infestation.
The key to achieving great results with Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food is proper timing of the first application. Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food should be spread on established turf grasses in the spring before weeds germinate because it is only effective as a pre-emergent before weeds break the surface of the soil. (For post-emergent weed control, consider Purely Organic Products Weed & Feed Lawn Food.)
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 lawn. Individual spreader settings will vary; but common settings are listed below.
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Apply: FOR LAWNS & TURF GRASS, work back and forth in steady rows, applying evenly across the entire treatment area. You may seed your lawn immediately after applying this product. FOR GARDEN BEDS, prepare beds by turning under or pulling established weeds prior to application. Sprinkle this product around plants after sprouts have true leaves and established root systems. Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food may also be tilled directly into the soil.
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.
Activate: After application water lightly, for 15-30 minutes, to activate. After the initial watering, let the lawn stay dry for 2-3 days for best results. Excessive rainfall or irrigation after application may negatively effect crabgrass and weed control.
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 Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food Safe for Use Around Animals & People? Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food 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 Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food 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 you should water your lawn or turf lightly, for 15-30 minutes, after application to activate the fertilizer. After the initial watering, let the lawn stay dry for 2-3 days for best results. Excessive rainfall or irrigation after application of Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food may negatively effect crabgrass and weed control.
Can I seed my lawn AFTER applying Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food? 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 Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food application to lay down new seed to help thicken your lawn and cover any bare spots.
Can I seed my lawn BEFORE applying Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food? No, Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food 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 Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food to help control crabgrass while feeding your lawn.
What is the N-P-K Ratio of This Product? Crabgrass Defender 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.
Crabgrass Defender 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.
Soybean Meal 10%, Inert Ingredients (Corn Gluten Meal, Urea, Cottonseed Meal, Potassium Acetate, Water, Soybean Flour) 90%.
Country of Origin
This Product is Proudly Made in the USA.
Lawn Food's 10-0-2 Lush Lawn Guide PDF
Crabgrass Defender Lawn Food 10-0-2 Product Label PDF
Lawn Food 10-0-2 Product Family Fact Sheet PDF