Quick-Release and Slow-Release Lawn Fertilizers

Quick-Release and Slow-Release Lawn Fertilizers

Brendan Wetzel, the president and owner of Yardley Landscaping and Paving Company, is a respected presence in the Bucks County, Pennsylvania, community who provides customers with a wide range of services that include lawn beautification and grounds maintenance. Brendan Wetzel has extensive knowledge of lawn fertilization strategies that are attuned to the season and any nutrient deficiencies in the grass being treated.

One common question centers on the application of quick-release and slow-release fertilizers. Typically made up of bulky natural materials, slow-release fertilizers can also be synthetic in the form of a coated pellet that serves to time nutrient release.

Ideal for already well-established lawns, natural fertilizers last six weeks or longer and are not as likely to burn plants. Encouraging uniform growth, they do not force unnaturally quick growth and help the turf retain strength that can ward off disease. Less likely to leach than their quick-release counterparts, they can be watered into the lawn or dispersed without watering.

Quick-release fertilizers can be utilized by grass immediately and are recommended for newly established lawns. They also provide a boost in situations where the grass needs to “grow out” of certain diseases. In addition, they may be recommended for greening and rapid grass-shoot growth prior to an event such as a sports match or outdoor barbecue.