Mowing during the winter

Winter Fertilizer

A winter fertilizer application is considered to be the second most important, or sometimes the most important treatment for the lawn. This application is done in late fall, typically Late October through early December. A winter fertilizer should be a mix of slow release and fast release nitrogen. A fast release fertilizer will help to [...]

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A bag of fertilizer with no phosphorus

Phosphorus ban in fertilizers

Phosphorus is needed by all plants. It is an important component in photosynthesis; however, high levels of any nutrient are dangerous to the environment. The phosphorus ban in fertilizers was initiated in the Great Lake states of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. Since the ban was placed and research done, states have been noticing a decrease

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fertilizer N-P-K rating explanation

Fertilizer N-P-K Rating

A bag of fertilizer is coded with the ratings of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) that is contains, typically written in like 15-03-05 depending on how much of each macro-nutrient that specific bag contains. Each of these macro-nutrients is necessary for proper plant growth and this ratio is extremely important as it will

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Milorganite natural fertilizer

Milorganite Fertilizer

Milorganite is one of the oldest fertilizer brands, produced by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District. This district runs one of the largest recycling centers by collecting water from the Milwaukee Metropolitan area and treating it with microbes. These microbes digest any nutrients found within the water, then die. This allows the now clean water to

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Liquid fertilizer lawn application

Liquid or Granular Fertilizer

Whether choosing liquid or granular fertilizer treatments, there are benefits and disadvantages to both. Application methods and timing are a few things to consider in addition to the cost of the product itself.   Benefits An instant absorption of liquid fertilizer allows for a quick green up. Also, a liquid fertilizer can reduce the amount

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