Which is Better Liquid or Granular Fertilizer?

November 16, 2022
Pride In Turf

Pride-In-Turf is a local Atlanta lawn fertilizer company. Here are some pros and cons of both liquid and granular fertilizers. Hopefully, this helps you determine a choice for what best suits your lawn.

When trying to determine whether to purchase a liquid or granular fertilizer, there are many factors to consider.  There are no real hard and fast rules on this, and you can make your decision based on personal preference.  Some prefer to use a combination of both.  There are certain conditions where it may be best to use one over the other, depending on the needs of your lawn and what works best for you.  Some information about both liquid and granular fertilizers is included in this article to help you determine what works best for you.  Whichever type of fertilizer you choose, remember that they all should have the required nutrients ( N-P-K).

Liquid Fertilizer

Liquid formulations of fertilizer are diluted with water and sprayed on lawns.  A good time to spray liquid fertilizer on your lawn is after a good rain.  A gallon of liquid fertilizer that is mixed with water can cover a large area.  So, even though it is typically more expensive than granular fertilizer, it can be a better value.  You can use your liquid fertilizer on your lawn as well as plants.  Liquid fertilizers are quickly absorbed into the soil, which makes it easier for the nutrients to reach the roots.  The liquid does not last as long as granular fertilizers, however, and needs to be applied more often.  Typically, it should be applied every 2 – 3 weeks, but the coverage is more consistent.

Granular Fertilizer

Granular fertilizers are applied with a drop or rotary spreader.  It is best to divide the amount needed into two parts and apply it in two directions for a more uniform distribut