Understanding which Fertilizer is right for your lawn
N-P-K refers to the ratio of important elements in a fertilizer or soil amendment.
N - stands for nitrogen, which is responsible for strong stem and foliage growth.
P - is for phosphorus, which aids in healthy root growth and flower and seed production.
K - stands for potassium, which is responsible for improving overall health and disease resistance.
+ An established lawn needs primarily nitrogen, since it is not producing any fruit or flowers
+ Nitrogen helps make plants greener, and helps them grow faster
+ Produces lush, tender, green leaves (or grass blades)
- Lack of Nitrogen results in a yellow-green colour (chlorosis) and little or no growth
+ A new lawn needs more phosphorous to produce roots
+ Phosphorous is good for root growth, disease resistance, seed and fruit growth
+ Don’t use high nitrogen because the roots are not ready to handle top growth
- Lack of Phosphorus can result in slow or stunted growth and purplish discoloration on leaves
+ Potassium can help with increasing root growth, with drought resistance, and with disease resistance
+ Strengthens cell wall structure for strong stems
- Lack of Potassium can cause weak stems and slow growth