Question by  MrMoth (37)

Is it better to use urea fertilizer in the fall or the spring?


Answer by  t123 (520)

It is advised to use urea fertilizer in the spring. If you do use in fall, make sure you plow after use.


Answer by  DavidS (1517)

It is better to use this type of fertilizer late in the fall. This allows it to dissolve and spread over the entire area and give a good food source for plants or grass when the ground starts to warm in the spring. Spreading this type of fertilizer in the spring can harm plants as it will be to strong.


Answer by  JohnHolmes (2660)

They make two different kinds one for the spring and one for the fall. Make sure you get the right one from your store.


Answer by  loribugher (462)

It depends. I assume you're fertilizing grass. Urea decomposes rapidly, so you are best to apply two sets, one in early fall and one in mid-fall. It won't do you any good in late fall or spring.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

I use it in the spring before anything starts to come up that way it gets a chance to actually fertalize the entire spot not just the things that are growing closest to it.


Answer by  worker3873 (146)

Early spring is the most efficient season for general use fertilizer. The nutrients can be taken up by the roots in time for the growth with in 3-4 weeks. Some winter blooming plants benefit just as greatly from a fall fertilizer application.


Answer by  CindiLouB (96)

Fertilizer Urea is generally applied in the spring, however, corn yields have been acceptable when used in the fall as well. There are some studies that support continuous application of urea with yields even higher.


Answer by  treemom (334)

For existing plants, use urea in the fall when root growth is great. For establishing a crop, use it just before planting in spring. Cover it quickly.


Answer by  webweaver (83)

It is better to use fertilizer in the spring, when plants are putting forth new growth and need the extra nutrients.


Answer by  worker6730 (22)

of course, it is better, but the usage of fertilizer may be according to the claimatic condition and at the same time on sunny timings and concentration of fertilizers should be carefully watched as per the provider.


Answer by  worker2746 (2434)

A urea fertilizer is best used in the fall as it can then set into the ground to ready for the spring planting season. Spread in the fall and work into the soil in the spring to get the most benefit from this type of fertilizer. An organic blend works best in my experience.

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