If you’re looking for grass care that’s going to give you a green lawn, you need to start looking at the nutrients your lawn is getting, and what your lawn is lacking. You know the macronutrients every lawn needs: nitrogen, potassium, and phosphate. But do you know the secret micronutrient many homeowners miss? It’s iron! Not all fertilizers have the type of iron you need, so we’ll break down what is the best option for your lawn, and the easiest to apply.
If your lawn is looking yellow or brown, your lawn most likely has a condition called iron chlorosis. Iron is a micronutrient that is essential in chlorophyll production. Since chlorophyll is what gives your lawn it’s green color, without iron, your lawn will be dull! Iron should be at the root of your grass care since it is especially vital in photosynthesis. That means even if you have all the other nutrients, sunlight, and water perfectly planned, without iron, your lawn doesn’t have the fuel to complete its growing and greening processes.
Choosing a potent iron might seem easy; many fertilizers have iron in them. But the true difference is whether that iron is organic or synthetic. Synthetic iron is cheaper and boasts that it is fast-acting. However, its often spread as granules, which makes it more difficult to spread an even coat. If synthetic iron is not spread evenly, you could have patches of gray grass where you accidentally over-applied. With any granule-based fertilizer or nutrient, you also run the risk of getting fertilizer on your sidewalk, pathway, and driveway, which can cause a rust color to show up, meaning a lot of clean up afterward!
When you choose an organic iron, you might be under the impression that the iron is slower to break down. With our iron formula, the micronutrients are immediately available, making the absorption process faster. Plants need their nutrients in a certain form in order to absorb them quickly from the soil. With the synthetic option, the iron breaks down into a difficult-to-absorb substance, so it sits in the soil, unused, for a longer period of time. In the organic form, the iron doesn’t sit in the soil for long before your grass harnesses it and begins to turn green! The faster and healthier way to a green lawn is with the organic option.
With our Micro Booster formula, you get the powerful organic iron ingredients in a controlled, liquid formula. Micro Booster delivers greening iron, and a complex of other micronutrients, so your lawn is never deficient. It even removes toxins from your soil. All Simple Lawn Solutions products increase your Cation Exchange Capacity because they introduce high-quality organic ingredients, which promotes the development of organic matter in your soil naturally. You will get a healthier, greener lawn in no time!
The best time to use our Micro Booster is in the spring or fall. You want to make sure your soil is stable to move these micronutrients to your grass roots. Remember, just because your lawn is yellow, does not mean your soil is unstable, it just indicates a nutrient deficiency. If a green lawn is really your main goal in your grass care, then we recommend using the 28-0-0 Green Growth fertilizer formula followed up with our Green Booster during the appropriate fertilizing time for your grass, and the Micro Booster in those fall or spring seasons.
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