Howard AccuBlend™ Fertilizer is processed by blending prescription fertilizers for the Turf and Ornamental professional. By blending the highest quality ingredients and the latest material technologies through technically advanced, computerized declining weight system; you can be certain the fertilizer blend you receive will perform as expected.
The numbers in commercial fertilizers represent the percentages of nitrogen, phosphorous (also called phosphate), and potassium (also called potash) that the fertilizer contains. So 16-4-8 fertilizer has 16% nitrogen, 4% phosphorus, and 8% potassium.
- Nitrogen (N) in the fertilizer helps nurture the grass. It makes it greener, thicker, and lusher.
- Phosphorus (P) targets the soil system. It helps enhance it, which results in a more robust root system. Phosphorus is also the nutrient essential for prolific fruit production and flower blooming.
- Potassium (K), on the other hand, promotes the general wellbeing of your lawn. It also builds up plant cells and boosts healthy development.
Plants use nutrients from the soil to grow stronger and healthier. The key to a flourishing turf is selecting and applying the appropriate fertilizer for each plant type.
What is 16-4-8 fertilizer good for? 16-4-8 fertilizer is ideal for boosting your turf’s foliage and greenery. In addition, the combination of the nutrients it provides significantly boosts your lawn’s resistance to pests and various diseases and strengthens its overall appearance and health.
- It is in a pellet form. It’s dry and grainy, which means you’ll need to broadcast it evenly over the area you wish to cover.
- Determining when to use 16-4-8 fertilizer depends on the results of a soil test.
- Generally, early spring is the ideal time to apply.
- In general, it’s recommended that you use one pound of nitrogen for every 1,000 square feet of lawn to maintain a healthy-looking lawn. Each bag covers 10,000.00 sq. ft.
- Even though grass requires this mineral, it’s also known to burn the grass tips if you apply it excessively. It’s always best to read and follow the instructions found on your fertilizer bag, as application rates will vary based on brand.