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Everything You Need to Know About Liquid Fertilizer


Working hard to have a great lawn shows that you have pride in your home. Don’t let those hours spent in the heat working on your yard go to waste. If your grass is getting you down, let us introduce you to liquid fertilizer - this product will save you time and hassle when it comes to grass care.

Ditch the granular fertilizer spreaders and see why going liquid is the easiest way to spruce up your lawn. Whether you're a lawn care expert or just getting started, there’s never a wrong time to learn more about lawn fertilizer.


Let’s Talk Liquid Fertilizer

Simple Lawn Solutions has various specialty fertilizers that focus on grass growth, lawn strength, and root development. With the right fertilizer and proper grass care techniques, you will be on your way to green and growing grass. Here are just three reasons why we love liquid fertilizer:

  •   Easy-to-use (no spreading equipment required)
  •   Well-mixed nutrients for uniform application
  •   Fast results

Our lawn food provides a balanced amount of macronutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. These nutrients are essential for grass health and growth. Our liquid fertilizer is a homogeneous mixture, so there is an equal distribution of nutrients for your lawn during application. This fertilizer penetrates into the ground, enabling the enhanced health of both your grass and soil.

Liquid fertilizer is safe for all grass types - it’s even safe for kids and pets to run around on after application. Consider adding liquid fertilizer to your grass care routine and watch how quickly you see results!


When to Use Liquid Fertilizer

There are a few different factors to consider when deciding to fertilize your lawn, including climate and grass type.

The general rule of thumb is that fertilization should take place twice a year, in spring and fall. At the minimum, you should fertilize your grass once a year. There are also visual ways to see if your lawn might benefit from increasing your fertilization frequency of liquid fertilizer:

  • Thinning grass
  • Brown spots
  • Patches
  • Weeds

Keeping a close eye on how your lawn is responding to your grass care routine can help you to mitigate any issues before they get worse.

You don’t have to be a lawn care expert to achieve great grass. At Simple Lawn Solutions, we are here to offer advice and help you solve any of your lawn care problems. With the right grass care techniques and best products you will be well on your way to a luscious lawn.

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Granular vs. Liquid Fertilizer

There is a reason we stand behind our liquid products - we believe the ingredients are just as important as application in ensuring the best outcome for your lawn. When it comes to comparing and contrasting granular or liquid fertilizer, we’ve done our research so you don’t have to. We’ve talked about the benefits of liquid fertilizer, now let's consider some downsides to granular fertilizer:

  • Higher salt content
  • Non-uniform amount of nutrients
  • Requires spreader tool for most even application

Liquid fertilizer outperforms granular fertilizer because it is super easy to use, shows faster results, and contains less salt. Too much salt can be harmful for the health of your grass by preventing nutrient penetration.

Granular fertilizer requires a spreader tool for even distribution. With liquid fertilizer, the application is as simple as connecting the lawn food to the end of your hose and water away. Unlike granular fertilizer, you can cover large areas of land quickly with liquid fertilizer.

There’s no need to wait for rainfall for your grass to reap the benefits of fertilizer. Liquid fertilizer is absorbed quickly, sending nutrients to the surface of the grass and through the roots for deep conditioning.

Learn more about the deciding factors between granular and liquid fertilizers so you can see what is best for your lawn.


The Best Time to Fertilize

Knowing the best time to fertilize your lawn starts with understanding the type of grass you have. For different warm-season and cool-season grass species, the best time for fertilization will vary.

Warm-season grass is best fertilized in June and then again in August. Depending on the health of your grass, you may also want to reapply fertilizer in September or spot treat areas that need a little extra care.

Cool-season grass fertilization should take place in May then be reapplied in September, or around six weeks prior to the first frost.

When it comes to grass care, timing is everything. Knowing more about your grass type will help you better understand the best time for fertilization and help you plan out your fertilization lawn care routine for the year.


Keeping Your Lawn Healthy and Happy

Liquid fertilizer is a great first step to achieving a healthy lawn. There are some additional easy steps to consider adding into your lawn care routine for healthy, happy grass.

Aeration is a great technique to allow your grass to ventilate. There is no need to purchase any fancy tools to aerate your lawn. With our Liquid Aerating Soil Loosener, this step is an easy addition to your grass care routine.

Lawn aeration ensures that any products used on the lawn will penetrate deeper into the soil and grass root system, making them more effective. This technique is the perfect predecessor to liquid fertilization.


Your Grass Care Experts

We want your grass care to be quick and effective, so you are spending more of the summer with your feet kicked up and relaxing. Our lawn care products are meant to add ease to your grass care routine.

From residential to commercial, our goal at Simple Lawn Solutions has always been to make lawn care easy by acting as your trusted partner in lawn care products. We are here to offer our expertise on all things turf. From liquid fertilizer to soil treatment, we stand behind the quality of our products.


6 Responses

Simple Lawn Solutions
Simple Lawn Solutions

July 23, 2021

Hello Sean, for best results we recommend applying the soil loosener first, waiting approximately 1 week, and then applying the fertilizer and root hume. The soil loosener will help the fertilizer work its way deeper into the soil for better absorption! Hope this helps!


July 23, 2021

Is it safe to apply Root hume, soil loosener and the balanced liquid fert in the same application? If so, what is the order? Live in the PNW and have sod that was installed in the winter (6 months old). Thanks!

Simple Lawn Solutions
Simple Lawn Solutions

September 11, 2020

Hello Cheryl, Thank you for your comment! We would recommend applying the Root Hume to dry soil. Root Hume should be watered in to allow for better absorption. You can apply this product prior to the rain, but we would recommend holding off on applying any products if a heavy rainstorm is expected. A heavy rainstorm could wash away the product completely, especially if there is flooding. Feel free to email us if you have any additional questions or concerns at hello@simplelawnsolutions.com


September 11, 2020

Hi! I bought the Simple Solutions Root Hume. We had a heavy rain yesterday and I was wondering if the soil needs to be dry before I apply the product.

Simple Lawn Solutions
Simple Lawn Solutions

August 17, 2020

Hello Alfred, thank you for your comment. We would recommend obtaining a soil test to determine the best course of action based on your soil needs. You can also email us at hello@simplelawnsolutions.com for a custom plan based on your lawn.

Alfred Hunter
Alfred Hunter

August 17, 2020

I live in the the Pacific NW just north of Seattle, Wa. What would be the best bundle to treat grass in this area? I believe the soil needs treatment to bring to optimal levels. Appreciate the assistance.

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