Liquid Fertilizer

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by grassguy123, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. grassguy123

    grassguy123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    I am new to liquid fertilizers. Is it cheaper than pellets? More effective? Pros and cons would be much appriciated. I do lawn service and would like to start fertilizer this year.
  2. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,159

    We have talked about that a ton on here (even some lately)! Do a search under liquid fert and you should get tons of posts!

    Any yes liquid is usually a lot cheaper then "pellets"!
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,664

    Respectfully, my opinion is that dry fertilizer is cheaper. And it is also quicker to apply. Also you have the advantage of including slow-release coated products.
  4. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    I always thought that sprays were faster, could be wrong but that is what I have always thought.
    I have watched chemlawn guys spray a yard in almost the time it takes to get the spreader and ferts out of the truck
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    Our liquid fert = > $36 per acre. Our granular fert is about the same. Of course there are pro's and con's with each.
  6. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,159


    I use 100% dry and it all has SCU, and personally think it is a superior product as you do.

    The smaller guys around me use 28% and mix it with water. It is much cheaper per unit of N then the dry. But if you are looking at liquid (good stuff) with slow release then it is a much higher cost then dry.

    I think that the dry (with SCU) gives a much better length of feeding!

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