Tip of The Day - 8/19/05

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Sean Adams, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,597

    The three numbers you see on a bag of fertilizer represent...

    1st number = nitrogen, 2nd number = phosphate, 3rd number = potassium or potash

    In a nutshell, nitrogen promotes growth, phosphate makes the grass strong, and the potassium makes the ground a suitable growing environment.
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Thanks, ive always known what they are, but never knew what they did. Thanks for clearing that up!
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I'm sorry, but I think a little more research is in order, here. Perhaps a search using the words Potassium and Vascular. Roots will come in there, as well.
    Thanks for the forum, though...I agree that it's a good idea, too.
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Let me get my spreader ready :waving:
  5. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,597

    Runner - I'm being pretty general here. I know that Potassium is not a nutrient as much as it is a ground stabilizer. Just was pointing out you want the ground you are growing grass plants in to act like a sponge. If you use the search and read the pest/fert forum you will find tons of info for sure.

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