Homeowners love Louisville Green fertilizer for many reasons.

  • The product is ideal for lawns because it releases nutrients slowly.  This promotes a strong, green lawn without the growth explosion experienced with chemical fertilizers.
  • Unlike a chemical fertilizer, LG is organic-based which means it is better for the environment.
  • Recycling preserves our natural resources and improves our environment.  It helps prevent soil erosion, improves timber growth, saves on landfill space, aids reclamation efforts, and enhances landscaping, gardening, and farming.

Where can I buy bags of Louisville Green?
Louisville Green is sold in 40 lb. bags in many local hardware stores. 
To find a list of the stores, click here.

How much Louisville Green fertilizer should I apply?
The following is a list of application recommendations:

  • New Lawns:  Apply at the rate of 2 pounds per 100 square feet.  Rake LG lightly into soil, spread the new seed to recommended amounts, rake area lightly, roll and water the area thoroughly with a fine spray.  Keep seed bed moist until the seed germinates.
  • Established Lawns: Apply in the early spring and again in the fall at the rate of 1-2 pounds per 100 square feet.  Apply to dry grass only and water thoroughly after each application.
  • Trees and Shrubs:  Apply at the rate of ½ pound per foot of height under and around trees and shrubs as far out as the drip line.  Application should be made in early spring and late fall.  Water thoroughly after each application.
  • Flower and Vegetable Gardens: Apply to the seed bed at the rate of 2-3 pounds per 100 square feet, rake in lightly and seed.

The following settings are recommended for lawn spreader equipment:

Spreader Make

1 Lb. Per 100 Sq. Ft.

2 Lbs. Per 100 Sq. Ft.

Cyclone

4-1/2

6

Greenfield

6

9

Jackson

5

7

Lawn Beauty

5

7

Modern

6

9

Scott’s

6

9-1/2

Sears

5

7-1/2

These settings are approximate.  Age and condition of spreader may cause variations in settings.

Tips for environmentally friendly landscape maintenance

  • Have your soil tested for nutrient needs.
  • Choose plants suitable for the location and its soil; native species are ideal.
  • Use a mulching mower.
  • Replace grass with low-maintenance landscaping that you don't have to mow.
  • For information on low-maintenance landscaping refer to KAIRE at www.apcd.org/lawncare.
  • Start a compost pile for leaves and garden debris.
  • If you cannot avoid pesticides, choose the least toxic option, read the label and follow its directions.
  • Store all fertilizers and pesticides in a cool, dry place, away from children and pets.

Want more information?
To view the LG Brochure, click here.