How Much Fertilizer Does My Lawn Need?

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Divide the percent of nitrogen contained in the fertilizer by 100 and put the number aside. Subtract the square footage of your lawn from 1,000. Multiply the product by the first number to determine how many pounds of fertilizer you need.

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