Lawn Care

The Role of Water in Fertilizer Absorption

Water is the single biggest factor in the success or failure of a lawn care program. Water is an essential basic requirement for plant life.

Water serves as the carrier of nutrients into the soil. Most of the nutrients used by a plant are absorbed by its roots. The only way these nutrients can get into the root zone (top 4 - 8 inches of soil) is by watering. So whether you fertilize your lawn with dry granule or liquid formulas, rainfall or irrigation is required in order for the plants to utilize the nutrients.

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