What are the best spring fertilizers for Houston lawns? Houston Grass Owner Michael Romine answers that question in this video. Call us at 281-431-7441 for advice concerning the right fertilizer for your situation. We carry Nitro-Phos fertilizers which are manufactured in Houston and developed for Houston lawns.
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Summary of the Best Spring Fertilizers Video
What’s are the best spring fertilizers? Right now we are in January but spring is just around the corner here in Houston, Texas. Usually by mid February, it’s time to put out fertilizer for the first time of the year.
Your first fertilizer application of the year should be right after the last frost of the winter. So whenever you believe that the last frost has happened you want to be ready with your fertilizer. For most years that’s around mid February.
Three Types of Fertilizer for Spring Application
We carry three different types of fertilizer for spring application. We carry all of Nitro-Phos products, and their fertilizers for Houston are not carried in the big box stores. Nitro-Phos is made by a Houston company, and it’s been developed for this part of the world. The national fertilizer companies send the same fertilizer out to half the United States. Nitro-Phos does a very good job of putting out an excellent fertilizer.
Nitro-Phos Imperial Fertilizer
For springtime, Nitro-Phos has three different fertilizers. There’s a red bag called Imperial Fertilizer which is a 15-5-10 straight fertilizer with no weed killer of any kind in it. So it’s not a Weed and Feed.
If you have no weeds in your yard and you’re just looking to get your grass off to a good start for the springtime that’s the one you would want to pick. It’s also the cheapest of the three spring fertilizers.
Nitro-Phos Weed and Feed Fertilizers
If you do have some weed issues — mainly the broadleaf weeds like the clovers — Nitro-Phos has two weed and feed solutions for you. All three have the same fertilizer in them — the same 15-5-10. However one of the weed and feed fertilizers uses atrazine as a weed killer and the other one uses Trimec.
People say different things about atrazine. Sometimes it gets bad name. It is certainly the more potent of the two.
If you have St. Augustine grass, you can use either of these spring weed and feed fertilizers to kill the weeds. If you have Bermuda grass, the turquoise bag, the one with the Trimec in it would be the one that you would want to pick.
If you put atrazine on a Bermuda grass yard, it would kill it. So you don’t want to do that, so you’ve got the purple bag and the turquoise bag. Those are the weed and feed spring fertilizers.
If you would like to call us and discuss the merits of each we can certainly do that but just keep in mind that in mid to late February you need to get that fertilizer out there. The Nitro-Phos products are fantastic. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
We Have the Spring Fertilizers You Need
We stock the Nitro-Phos fertilizers you need for a beautiful lawn this summer! Call Houston Grass at 281-431-7441.