Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy your grass seed mix and other products?

On the “Dealer Locator” page on our website, you can select the product you are looking for and the city. It will tell you the closest garden center to you that carries the grass seed mix. Thanks for your interest, and thank you for writing in.

Does your Richlawn Turf Food get old or expire?

Richlawn Turf Food does not expire or lose its effectiveness as long as it remains dry and granulated. It is important to store it where it does not get moisture or it will cake up and render it unusable in the fertilizer spreader.

Hi. I have two small dogs, and I am trying to find a fertilizer that will green my lawn and present no danger to my dogs. How long would I have to wait before letting my dogs walk on the grass after fertilizing it?

Any of the Richlawn products can be used on your lawn and are safe for pets to be on the grass right after application. Follow the label directions and water the turf fertilizer in and once it’s dry, the dogs can romp about. Unlike some fertilizers that contain herbicides or fungicides, Richlawn is organic-based and does not contain harmful attributes

I'm interested in doing my own fertilization this year. Overwhelmed with how to proceed. Will you assist me which of your products should be used when? Also, do you recommend a drop or broadcast spreader?

I would recommend our Pro-Rich Turf Food. It has a higher nitrogen content which is ideal to get the lawn off to a healthy start. We have a fertilizer reminder that we send out over the season as the time comes for the next application. You can sign up for it on our website. As to the spreader, the type whether it is a drop or broadcast doesn’t really matter. It’s just a matter of personal preference.

I recently moved to the Denver area from Michigan. I have always been a Scott's fertilizer, but some of my neighbors told me I should switch to your Richlawn Pro-Rich. Why should I do that?

Because our soils are very different than other parts of the U.S., more alkaline and lacking in organic matter, fertilizers can make a difference in how plants respond. National brands are okay, but lack some of the micronutrients that are needed in our regional soil conditions. Richlawn fertilizers are formulated for the Rocky Mountain Region, plus they are organic-based and overall will help improve the structure of our alkaline, clay soils.

I am planning to apply Richlawn Turf Food, but possible snow and colder temperatures are expected. Is it safe to apply your product under these conditions?

It is perfectly safe and ideal to apply Richlawn organic-based lawn fertilizer prior to moisture. Cold temperatures will not inhibit the effect of the fertilizer. If you can, core-aerate the lawn prior to fertilizing so the nutrients will filter down into the soil and increase assimilation.

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What is your price for Natures Yield Compost 1.5 cu. ft.? How many bags on a pallet? Location for pckup? Do you deliver in Denver area?

Nature's Yield is a private lable product that is sold exclusively to members of Garden Centers of Colorado. To answer your question there are 50 bags on a pallet.

I have a scotts drop spreader,what setting should I put it ?

You would set your spreader at 60% of the maximum opening. If it goes from 1-18 you would set it on 11.

Thanks for your question.

Richlawn Looking for your Second Harvest Mulch - Gold. Your dealer locator isn't working. Can you help me locate a store that has this product in stock? I'm in city of Westminster area code 80021. Thanks Kirk

Thanks for your question. We discontinued making the gold much last year. The colorant had gotten so expensive it just wasn't cost effective to keep it going.

Please suggest the best fertilizer for Tahoma 31 grass. Thanks.

Thanks for your question. Our Pro-Rich Turf Food 14-2-5 would be a great choice for Texoma 31. It is available at almost all garden centers and ACE Hardware stores in Colorado.

I’ve been using your IRON-RICH for years. I now live in south west Nebraska and need to know where I can find it anywhere in my area. Thanks. Wade Beisner 422 E Chestnut St Orleans Ne 68966

Thanks for your question. We had a distributor in Nebraska for several years. Unfortunately,  they are no longer in business. The closest stores to you that carry our products are probably Home Depot and Lowe's in Cheyenne. Hopefully we can work with another distributor soon.

Can I use Richlawn pro-rich fertilizer with Richlawn Organic 100

Thanks for your question. You could mix the two, but you would just be duplicating the nutrients and there wouldn't be much benefit.

my lawn has area of brown even though they are getting watered. It is mid July and its supposed to be 100 degrees all week, Can I apply the Richlawn Turf Food I just bought?

Thanks for your question. This is the most stressful time of year for our cool season grasses, but yes, you can apply Richlawn Turf Food now. Just water it in after application as you normally would.

I have an overall green / healthy lawn, however i have a couple of spots that are yellowing/within the green , the sprinklers aren't missing do you have any suggestions without actual pictures.

Thanks for your question. Normally isolated yellow spots are caused either from dog spots, or from areas of soil that are more compacted, so they don't drain well. You might try poking some holes in those areas to help loosen the soil a bit.


I just used Revive on my lawn - is it ok to use Richlawn Turf food as well? Thanks!

Thanks for your question. Revive and Richlawn can be used simultaneously. They compliment each other very well.

Are you suppose to use richlawn turf food (green) and the iron-rich (yellow) at the same time? staggard? or iron rich if your grass is healthy and richlawn turf food if you are still trying to build up your lawn?

Thanks for your question. Richlawn Turf Food is an all seasons fertilizer to be used throughout the growing season.  Iron-Rich is a supplement that can be used in between applications or on trees like Maples, which are prone to yellowing leaves.

We have an area that used to be rocks and now we are removing the rocks to make it into an area with plants. We also have a Maple tree in this area that is struggling with chlorosis (iron deficiency). We are planning to add more top soil to this area. Do you recommend Eko Compost or another product? We probably need 2 yards and are looking for a dealer that can deliver in bulk. Who do you recommend in the LIttleton area for that? Thank you

Thanks for your question. Whatever amendment you decide to go with,  it should tilled in to existing soil at a rate of 2 yards per 1,000 square feet. We don't sell EKO Compost bulk, but there are some good mixes available. I would not use top soil for this.

Some good dealers would be Jared's,  Wilmore Nursery and Pioneer Landscape supplies.

Good afternoon. I was wondering how much sulfur is in the Pro-Rich Turf Food and will it help repel rabbits from my lawn? Thanks for your time. Alan

Thanks for your question. Pro-Rich contains 4% sulfur. A true repellent would remain on the surface for longer lasting effectiveness  but there is enough in Pro-Rich to help until it breaks down and goes down into the soil.

Wanted to let you know that the quality of Richland Turf Food may be going down hill. The last bag O purchased could not be spread using a spreader, due to clumps of hairy stuff that clogged the spreader. I’d be more than happy to send a picture for reference.

Thank you for your comment. The reason you would see clumps in fertilizer is because moisture entered the bag from being stored outside. We regularly address this with the Home Depot and Lowe's stores so this doesn't happen, but sometimes it does.

My email is:

Thanks, Jim

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