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Lawn Spread: Solid Nutrients for Your Grass

by Kelly Richardson, All About Lawns Columnist

While many homeowners prefer spray types of fertilizer, the solid forms are coming back into fashion. In fact, using solid lawn spread is the best way to get timed release nutrients to your grass for better overall growth.
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Every homeowner should know that cutting and watering the lawn may not be enough to help it grow to its absolute best. Using fertilizers are one of the main ways you can improve the look and feel of your lawn. But the question remains: should you use a liquid or solid fertilizer spread in order to get maximum results? Here are some of the benefits and characteristics of solid lawn spreads.
  • Time Release. One of the best characteristics of solid lawn spread is the time release factor. With solid lawn spreads, the nutrients will be given to the grass slowly over time to help absorption. Liquid nutrients are fast acting and can provide more nutrient than is needed.
  • Cleaner to Handle. Another major advantage to solid lawn spread is that it is much cleaner and neater to handle than its liquid counterpart. Solid lawn spread comes in grains that can be easily scooped out and tossed all around the yard for maximum coverage.
  • Easy to Apply. Solid lawn spread can be applied to your lawn using a simple push cart. Or, you can even take a handful and spread it around manually. No large hoses that leak. No messy spray nozzles to clean when you are done. Just one easy application and you're done.
  • Weather Resistant. The latest solid lawn spreads are excellent at resisting blistering sun or drowning rains. The grains settle in the blades of grass and begin energizing your lawn with powerful nutrients.
  • Cheaper. A bag of solid lawn spread is much cheaper than applying a load of liquid nutrients. If you are growing your grass on a budget, then the solid lawn spread is the way to go.

About the Author
Kelly Richardson has obsessive compulsive lawn disorder and is afflicted with the need to share his knowledge with the world. Kelly writes lawn columns for a variety of home and garden magazines and e-zines.

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