Fertilizer...Liquid VS Granular - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by tjtigger14
March 3, 2006
Which form of fertilizer application is best for nursery plants(annuals, trees, shrubs, perennials etc.) and why? Liquid or Granular

Answer from NGA
March 3, 2006

That depends. Liquid fertilizer works quickly but the results are also gone more quickly. It tends to be a more expensive option in the long run but is good for getting a fast initial reaction, for correcting minor nutrient deficiencies such as iron chlorosis, and for getting new transplants off to a good start. Granular fertilizer is more economical, less labor intensive or time consuming in the long run, and in general a better choice for ongoing nutrient management.

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