diffrence between granula and liquid fert?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Espacesverts, May 4, 2008.

  1. Espacesverts

    Espacesverts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 172

    What is the difference between those? I only use granular fert but I know that some people use both? Why?

  2. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    From my understanding they will use a liquid when applying fert, pre-m and post-m weed control to speed up the process. and the basic diff between the two is liquid will be very fast acting with a shorter effective period because its available almost instantly. Where a granular has to break down and generally lasts longer. BUT i'm sure there are other reasons which someone more knowledgable will be able to explain.
  3. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    Liquid Ferts are quicker but don't last as long. Granular last longer but takes a little more time to kick in.
  4. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,136

    Not a problem on turf cut at over 1", but on low cut grasses like bermuda, bent and zoysia maintained with a reel mower, granules get stuck on the surface. Liquids are easier to water in. Also, I can see uneven greening in a lawn done with granules.

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