Best Fertilizer for Spring Lawns
Do a little Googling and look for .edu websites and extension offices. What you’ll find is the same answer repeated over and over. In the absence of a soil test, a fertilizer with a ratio of 3-1-2 or 4-1-2 is the best lawn fertilizer for most lawns both warm season and cool season. Remember a ratio of 16-4-8 is… a 4-1-2 ratio. PGF Complete is the best fertilizer for ALL grasses that have entering into their GROWING season.
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Spring Lawn Fertilizers
PGF Complete website to pick the right fertilizer.
Killing Grubs in the Spring
Preventative products should be used in the late summer. Killing products work best in the spring. The product below can be applied anytime of the year to kill grubs.
Best Fertilizer N-P-K Ratio
Without a soil test the consensus of most experts is very clear… a balanced NPK ratio of 4-1-2 is the best fertilizer for all lawns. Yes, you will hear arguments in many ways, but the experts (and our testing) has shown that this ratio is best overall ration for a regular maintenance fertilizer.
In most cases, a rate of one pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet is suggested for each fertilizer application to the lawn. If high percentage nitrogen fertilizers are used, then less actual fertilizer product is needed to supply that one pound compared to fertilizers with low percent nitrogen. Recommended ratios of N-P-K for lawn fertilizers include 3:1:2 or 4:1:2 → Link to Citation
Good maintenance type fertilizers should be in a 3-1-2 ratio of nitrogen (N) to phosphorus (P) to potassium (K). An example of a 3-1-2 ratio fertilizer would be a 15-5-10 or something relatively close to this. → Link to Citation
If you have not had a soil test, apply a fertilizer that is four to six parts nitrogen, one part phosphorus and two to four parts potassium. A 16-4-8 fertilizer analysis would fall within this range with a 4-1-2 ratio of these nutrients. → Link to Citation
Use a 3-1-2 or 4-1-2 ratio fertilizer if you elect not to conduct a soil test. A common example of a 3-1-2 ratio fertilizer is 15-5-10,while a good 4-1-2 ratio fertilizer is 16-4-8.These ratios generally supply what most lawns need, and they won’t dramatically increase the phosphorus levels if it’s unneeded → Link to Citation
WHAT is the best to put down HumiChar or 10-10-10?
Two different products that do two totally different things.
My soil test came back low on potassium. The remedy was 15-0-15 now. Why would I put that out when you say its to early for Nitrogen… they sell just potassium why not just that for now
Just go with normal 16-4-8 and you should be fine. If you want to add a treatment of 0-0-15 you can as well.
Excellent! Doc is the best!
doesn’t seem to be available this year. I thought it worked on my lawn. If it is not going to be manufactured, what are recommendations for a replacement product(s)?