They are sprayed using a hose, so you can spray them evenly on an unleveled lawn as well. This is not possible with dry granular fertilizers or drop fertilizers. Liquid fertilizers come in two forms - ready to use and water soluble. The ones that are ready to use in a concentrated form, come with a disposable container, which you have to attach to your hose before application. The nitrogen content in these fertilizers is very less. Since, nitrogen is an essential ingredient for the growth of the lawn, their application needs to be as frequent as possible.
Water soluble fertilizers come in a granular form and need to be mixed with water first. However, a few varieties may be available in a liquid form as well. You can mix them in a tank and then spray them on the lawn using a hose.
- Since the liquid fertilizers are sprayed on the lawn, they provide an even coverage.
- An equal distribution throughout the lawn and lower nitrogen content reduce the chances of the lawn getting burnt.
- They are very convenient to use as they come in disposable containers.
- The job is effortless as you do not have to haul heavy bags of fertilizers all around the lawn.
- Their effect is instant, unlike their granular counterparts.
- They are expensive as compared to other forms of fertilizers.
- They need to be applied frequently, which further increases the cost.
- If you have a larger area, the frequent application can prove to be a tedious and costly affair.
You have an option of choosing between synthetic and organic fertilizers. The organic version is natural as they are derived from plant and animal sources. Though, they act slowly, they are beneficial for the soil and lawn in the long run. The odor that is often associated with them fades away eventually.
Group of Liquid Lawn Fertilizers
The group includes an array of products, which differ according to their contents.
- Nitrogen fertilizer carriers
- Complete fertilizer carriers (contain N-P-K).
- Iron containing products (either with or without nitrogen)
- Bugs in a jug or organic acid mixtures or carbon-based nutrients