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Soluble Synthetic Fertilizers

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Soluble synthetic fertilizersThis is our second post about types of fertilizers. Our previous post discussed organic fertilizers. This post will cover soluble synthetic fertilizers, slow release fertilizer‘s and water insoluble nitrogen. Many consumers select the type of fertilizer they wish to use based on local climate, the type of grass they have and the environmental conditions e.g.  spring, summer, fall, humid, arid etc. It is very important to match your grass type with the desired look and feel of your lawn when making a decision regarding what type of fertilizer to use.

Soluble synthetic fertilizers

These are the most common fertilizers used on lawns today.

The big advantage of this type of fertilizer is predictability. Because their characteristics or normal precisely, you can learn the exact effect they have on the lawn. This is an important feature for many lines. Soluble synthetic fertilizers become available to the lawn before the soil has thoroughly warm in the summer, they are less expensive than organic fertilizers, and they are easy to handle. Less fertilizer needs to be applied since the percentage of nitrogen is usually high.

However more work is usually required of these gardeners will use. Most applications are necessary because the effects or short term. If your line requires 4 to 6 pounds of actual nitrogen a year, that many separate applications are necessary.

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Further, because of the high percentage of nitrogen, there is the possibility of fertilizer burn. To avoid this, apply the fertilizer at recommended rate, spread it on add dry line, and water it thoroughly after application.

Exceptions are some weed and feed products that are formulated with soluble fertilizer‘s and are designed for use on wet grass during moderate temperatures, usually under 85°F.

Slow release fertilizer‘s

To some extent these fertilizers combine the characteristics of the organics and the soluble synthetics. Usually they have a high percentage of nitrogen, spreading large quantities is not necessary. The possible possibility of fertilizer burn is greatly reduced, since the nitrogen does not become available to the plant all at once.

Several types are available. Some are categorized on the fertilizer bag as WIN, meeting water in soluble nitrogen. Mini commonly available lawn fertilizers or actually a combination of soluble nitrogen and WIN

Slow release fertilizer‘s are favored by mini blind growers because they make you have your applications of nitrogen possible, hence making your applications necessary. However, they do not provide a quick green up. Your control of greening response is slightly more than with organics.

Our next post on lawn fertilizers will cover water insoluble nitrogen, complete fertilizers, and fertilizer and pesticide combinations. For more posts about lawn care and how to have a great looking lawn that is the envy of your neighbors, click here.

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