New 0% phosphate formulation. Many states have outlawed phosphate in lawn fertilizers (with some making exceptions for new lawns). Granulated, slow-release lawn fertilizer provides balanced fertility (10N-0P-6K). Derived from Amino Acid proteins, Distiller Grains, Soybean Meal, Soybean Hulls and sulfate of potash. It contains no manures, so there is no manure odor. It is made so each granule contains equal proportions of nutrients for uniform feeding. On normal lawns, apply in spring, summer and fall at 4-8 lb/1,000 sq ft. with a drop or rotary spreader. On lawns with more than 1/2" of thatch or problem lawns, apply 4 times a year and core aerate in spring or fall.