There are two types of fertilizers you can administer to your lawn. When you're considering what to fertilize your lawn with, you can either choose a liquid fertilizer solution or a granular fertilizer solution. Both have their advantages depending on the time of year and the situation. Granular fertilizers are a slow-burning solution that feeds your grass with nutrients over a long period of time. On the other hand, liquid fertilizers quickly supply your grass with the nutrients it needs to grow and thrive. Lawns in the Louisville, KY area can benefit from a combination of slow-release granular fertilizers and quick-release liquid fertilizers throughout the year to ensure they are always receiving the nutrients that they need to thrive.

What is granular fertilizer?

Our lawn care specialist holding fertilizer ready to spread on a lawn in Jeffersonville, IN.

Granular fertilizer is a type of fertilizer that comes in the form of dry pellets called granules. To administer granular fertilizer, the granules simply need to be spread across your lawn and then watered shortly afterward. Once the granules are placed on your lawn, they will begin to release nutrients into your soil to feed the roots of your grass. Granular fertilizer is considered a slow-release feed, meaning it will slowly deliver the nutrients to your grass, providing it with a steady stream of nutrients over time to grow strong and healthy. This makes granular fertilizers ideal for situations where you want to keep supplying your lawn with nutrients without having to constantly re-apply fertilizer.

Because granular fertilizer drip-feeds nutrients into your soil, it's a great way to prevent "burning" your lawn from using too much fertilizer!

What is liquid fertilizer?

Our lawn care specialist spraying liquid fertilizer on a lawn in Sellersburg, IN.

Liquid fertilizer, on the other hand, is a quick-release fertilizer solution, meaning that it will supply your grass with the nutrients it needs much faster. Liquid fertilizer is administered by spraying it directly onto your plants or grass. Doing so allows the liquid solution to quickly supply your plants with the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. This makes liquid fertilizers perfect for giving your grass a quick boost with nutrients.

Granular or liquid fertilizer: which one is better for your lawn?

Both granular and liquid fertilizers offer different advantages depending on the situation. Liquid fertilizers are perfect for when your grass needs a boost in nutrients to start growing, or when you need to help your grass recover from any mid-season deficiencies. Granular fertilizers should be applied during times when your grass doesn't need to focus on recovering, but rather when you need to supply your grass with a steady stream of nutrients to help it survive and thrive. Because of its slow-release formula, granular fertilizer will provide your grass with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy for longer stretches of time, meaning that it doesn't need to be re-applied as often as liquid fertilizer. Utilizing both fertilizers during different situations is how you maintain a strong and healthy lawn throughout the entire year.

Weed control treatments are the perfect complement to fertilization treatments because they will eliminate pesky weeds that will try and steal the nutrients for themselves.

Call us today to sign up for our lawn fertilization service!

Granular and liquid fertilizers should both be used to help your lawn thrive no matter what conditions it has to endure during the year. At Lawn Works, our lawn fertilization service utilizes both types of fertilizers throughout the year to keep your lawn strong and healthy. We service properties in the Louisville, KY area. We also service properties in the Jeffersonville, IN area, including New Albany and Sellersburg. Call us today at (812) 590-8864 to sign up for our lawn fertilization service and keep your lawn healthy year-round!