jasonbrant – posted 15 March 2004 08:36
I just wanted to see if any one knew if one was better than the other. I just noticed that Scotts had both a liquid and regular of the same turf builder fertilizer.
Dchall_San_Antonio – posted 15 March 2004 10:22
Liquid fertilizers are generally immediate release fertilizers. They get used immediately or they disappear. If you start using liquids, you’ll need to reapply every 2 weeks all year long.
On the other hand, a dry slow release product that will last for months and months.
ted – posted 15 March 2004 16:19
dry fertilizers have a lot more technology in them. we generally fertilize with granular then spot spray with liquid.
cohiba – posted 16 March 2004 14:51
I am in the midatlatic states with mostly cool season grasses. We generally use liquid N for applying lower Nitrogen amounts (as low as 1/8# N)to turf in summer to keep it green and healthy without producing that flush of growth in a period when disease will wipe it out. (IE: Pythium) We use mostly granulars in spring and fall. The big difference is cost. liquid fert is more expensive per # of Nitrogen.
BG – posted 16 March 2004 20:05
Foliar advantages:1)Rapid uptake2)Only requires small amounts3)Avoids soil problems
disadvantages:1)Requires repeated applications2)May burn with larger quantities3)sensitive to the environment.
Soil advantages:1)infrequent applications2)slow release is available
Disadvantages:1)may leach or run off2)may not release when needed3)Effected by edaphic factors.