Fertilizing a Rain Saturated Lawn
It's been raining in Biblical Proportions here in Iowa for the past 40 days and nights! (grin)
Well...perhaps not quite 40 days...but it surely seems like it. We've had both kinds of spring weather here this year...rain/tornados and rain/floods.
Anyhow, my lawn has received over 10 inches of rain in the past 14 days and I have delayed my usual Memorial Day fertilization of Milorganite.
I'm concerned that if I apply the fertilizer, the next big rain, which is forecast for this weekend (Sunday night)...will wash away the "Poo that made Milwaukee famous" from my totally saturated clay soil.
I bought the Milorganite last fall for 5 bucks a bag and eventhough it was cheap; I hate to waste anything. And to keep my lawn green through the summer it needs a meal now before the hot weather rolls in.
Should I take the chance and fertilize now or wait for the soil to dry out?