It is important to do Soil and Water Samples and send it away for testing. This will enable you to understand the complexity of your environment and based on the results you can plan your nutrition application.

As far as we are concerned, we advise to be on a nutrition program purely to stabilize your environment and allows the nutrition you apply to actively add the necessary food to the plant. It also allows for accurate and cost-effective budgeting.

It is important for the plant to receive nutrition that will be taken up by the plants root system, granular applications do just that. By applying granular nutrition products to the soil it also adds much needed nutrition that will sit in the soil and wait for the plant to take up the nutrients when needed. This creates an environment where turf will care for itself, rather than being “force-fed”.
Plants need different nutrients at different stages of development. Granular fertilizer blends applied pre-planting may or may not release the proper nutrients when they are needed. Nutrient release can be affected by soil compaction and drainage, bio-activity, soil temperature, dry or wet weather, and a host of other factors. By foliar (through the leaves) feeding your plants the right nutrients exactly when they are needed you can get better and more predictable results in your grass than you ever thought possible. Foliar feeding is a fast and very economical way to fertilize.
Foliar feeding, however, can be a very effective way of supplementing nutrients in the short-term. … Studies have shown that foliar feeding is as much as 95% effective. This means plants take in almost all nutrients administered by spray, while they uptake a smaller percentage when fed through the soil.
NPK stands for “nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium” the three nutrients that compose complete fertilizers. You may encounter these letters when reading the contents printed on bags of fertilizer.

Although there is no difference in the total amount of nutrients supplied by either granular or liquid fertilizer for a specified plant nutrient application, there are differences: … Less mobile nutrients like phosphorus can’t get closer than the individual granule containing them.

Prominently featured will be the N-P-K ratio, the percentage the product contains by volume of nitrogen (chemical symbol N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). A 13-3-5 fertilizer, for example, contains 13% nitrogen, 3% phosphorus, and 5% potassium.
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