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At Genesis Sod Farms, we consider “early spring” to be from March 15th – April 1st.


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As the days grow longer and the temperatures start to rise, it’s time to prepare your lawn for the vibrant growth of spring. A well-planned fertilizer schedule is essential to ensure your grass receives the nutrients it needs to thrive. Whether you had a new lawn installed recently or want to give your established lawn a makeover, this fertilizer schedule will be sure to make you the talk of the town (in the best way). Here’s a detailed guide to our fertilizer schedule to help you achieve a lush, healthy lawn this spring.

Our 19-19-19 fertilizer blend is formulated to deliver a balanced mix of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium—the essential nutrients for healthy plant growth. With equal parts of each element, this fertilizer provides a well-rounded diet for your lawn, promoting robust root development, lush greenery, and overall resilience. Plus, by purchasing directly from us, you can trust in the quality and consistency of our products.

Ask us how you can get a bag for yourself 317.773.2900.

Early spring is a critical time to jump-start your lawn’s growth after the dormancy of winter. By applying fertilizer at the right time, you’ll give your grass the boost it needs to thrive throughout the growing season. For both new and established lawns, we recommend applying our 19-19-19 fertilizer at a rate of 1 pound per 1,000 square feet.

Understanding the 19-19-19 Fertilizer Formula (NPK)

Nitrogen (N):

  • Nitrogen is the first number in the NPK ratio and represents the percentage of nitrogen in the fertilizer blend.
  • In the case of 19-19-19 fertilizer, it contains 19% nitrogen.
  • Nitrogen is vital for promoting top growth in turf grass. It encourages the development of lush, green foliage and enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of your lawn.
  • Additionally, nitrogen is essential for various metabolic processes within the plant, helping it to photosynthesize efficiently and maintain its vibrant color.

Phosphorus (P):

  • Phosphorus is the second number in the NPK ratio and represents the percentage of phosphorus in the fertilizer blend.
  • Similarly, in 19-19-19 fertilizer, it contains 19% phosphorus.
  • Phosphorus plays a critical role in the early stages of plant growth, particularly during germination and root development.
  • It promotes healthy root expansion and strengthens the plant’s overall structure, 
  • acting as its “brain” by facilitating important physiological processes.

Potassium (K):

  • Potassium is the third number in the NPK ratio and represents the percentage of potassium in the fertilizer blend.
  • Again, in 19-19-19 fertilizer, it contains 19% potassium.
  • Potassium is essential for various functions within the plant, including regulating water uptake, improving drought tolerance, and enhancing disease resistance.
  • It is particularly important for promoting healthy root growth and overall plant vigor, making it crucial for maintaining a resilient and thriving lawn.

Understanding the Numbers:

  • When you see a fertilizer labeled as 19-19-19, it means that each of the three major nutrients—nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium—comprises 19% of the total blend.
  • In a 50-pound bag of 19-19-19 fertilizer, this translates to 9.5 pounds of nitrogen, 9.5 pounds of phosphorus, and 9.5 pounds of potassium.

By choosing a fertilizer blend with a balanced NPK ratio like 19-19-19, you’re providing your lawn with the essential nutrients it needs for healthy growth and development. From promoting lush greenery with nitrogen to ensuring robust root systems with phosphorus and potassium, this blend offers comprehensive nourishment for your turf grass. Trust in the science behind the numbers and give your lawn the care it deserves with our recommended 19-19-19 fertilizer blend.

For questions regarding purchasing fertilizer/fertilizer schedule for your lawn you can reach us at 317.773.2900.

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