While spring is coming around the corner, we’ve had a cooler fall and winter this year. When soil temperatures drop, the conversion of nitrogen-containing materials to a plant-usable form slows down. Nitra King 21-2-4 from BEST Fertilizer by Simplot is a great product to use when soil temperatures drop. This nitrogen fertilizer has 4.4% nitrate nitrogen which is readily available to grass in cool weather. It also has 16.6% ammoniacal nitrogen which will go through the nitrification process and convert to nitrate nitrogen when soil temperatures warm up. Nitra King also has 2% non-staining iron that gives grass a green up soon after application. So, if you are looking for a nitrogen fertilizer that will transform your turf this time of year, Nitra King is a great option.
When ornamental pear trees start to bloom in the Bay Area, it’s nature’s way of indicating that it is time to start planning a pre-emergent application to prevent summer annual weeds from emerging. Soil temperatures of 55F – 58F sustained for 3 to 5 days is enough for crabgrass seeds to begin germinating. Apply herbicide in the early and late spring for effective weed control into the summer months. Dimension 270G is a leading turf and ornamental herbicide that provides early post-emergence control of crabgrass. It also provides pre-emergence control of 45 other important grassy and small-seeded broadleaf weeds. Dimension 270G can be used on cool and warm-season grasses and more than 400 ornamental plants. As soil temperatures begin to rise, weed prevention should be a top priority. The use of Dimension 270G is important to help keep lawns weed free.
Stop by your local Watersavers Irrigation branch for your fertilizing needs this winter and spring. We’ll be happy to answer your questions about nitrogen fertilizer or any other landscaping product this season.