Know the size of your lawn, buy only what you need, follow the instructions on the bag, and remember that more is not always better. Use a good quality lawn fertilizer spreader or a handheld model to distribute fertilizer evenly across your yard.
Properly maintained and calibrated spreaders are designed to deliver an accurate amount of fertilizer evenly across the entire lawn. Uneven application can cause variations in lawn colour and potential burning if over-applied. Never spread fertilizer by hand. If storage space is an issue, consider a handheld model for smaller lawns.
And don’t be intimidated by your spreader. They are not difficult to use and all the steps for proper application are outlined on your fertilizer product bag.