The Leaf Becomes the Fertilizer Carrier
The spray I use is a mixture of fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides and a “sticker”. When the spray contacts the leaf, the mixture sticks to the leaf – a strong bond that cannot be washed off in heavy rains. When the leaf is mowed, the fertilizer coated clippings fall into the canopy where it is recycled to feed the grass plant.
Uses Less Energy
Liquid fertilizers eliminate a manufacturing step needed to make granular products. To produce a granular product, you take the liquid and encapsulate it or solidify it with heat and pressure and place the product in a bag. I use the raw fertilizer elements and a sticker and apply them directly to the plant.
Accurate and Cleaner
Liquid sprays are directed spray - they hit the target, stick to the target and stay close to the target. Granular products are broadcast – slung around. Granular products contain “filler” – sometimes this is sand, sewage sludge or manufacturing byproducts to be disposed of on your lawn. The filler in liquid sprays is water.
We blend our liquid fertilizers every day for lawns grown in Pinellas. Granular products are produced for large regional mass markets for a variety of species. I custom blend on the fly, every day, to get the most effective blend. Granular products are run months in advance of their distribution in a place far from your home
Spray is Superior at Providing What Your Lawn Needs
Using the leaf as the fertilizer carrier, reducing energy usage, clean and precise application and custom blended for local climate and conditions make liquid fertilizers superior to granular.