Throughout the year, your lawn will be faced with different challenges and will benefit from fertilizer treatments. Because we have cool-season grass here in Michigan that will be thriving during the cooler seasons and struggling in the heat of summer, it's important to tailor the type of fertilizer you're applying to your lawn to match its specific needs depending on the time of year. In the cooler seasons of spring and fall, as well as the cold winter season, your lawn will benefit most from granular fertilizer treatments. In the summer, when your grass will be struggling, it will benefit more from liquid fertilizer because it will be able to absorb the nutrients much quicker. To keep your lawn constantly supplied with the nutrients that it needs to grow healthy and strong, it's best to utilize both types of fertilizer throughout the year.


Granular fertilizers slowly deliver nutrients to your lawn over an extended period of time.

Spreader filled with granular fertilizer in Utica, MI.

Granular fertilizer is a type of fertilizer that slowly releases nutrients to your lawn over an extended period of time. In Michigan, this type of fertilizer is best used in the spring and fall months because your lawn will be thriving during this time and won't need a big boost of nutrients to survive. By just supplying your lawn with granular fertilizer during these seasons, it will have a constant supply of the nutrients it needs to flourish. When it comes to the winter season, your grass will be going dormant due to the freezing weather that we experience in our area. However, just because it's dormant doesn't mean that it doesn't need nutrients. You'll also want to apply granular fertilizer to your lawn in the winter so that it can slowly feed off of the nutrients until spring arrives.


Liquid fertilizers quickly deliver nutrients to your lawn.

Liquid fertilizer treatment being applied to lawn in Macomb, MI.

When your lawn is struggling and quickly needs a boost of nutrients, liquid fertilizer is the way to go. That's because liquid fertilizer is quickly absorbed into the soil and will reach the roots of your grass much faster than granular fertilizer. In Michigan, this type of fertilizer is best applied during the summer. That's because cool-season grass tends to struggle during the warmer months and will need an influx of nutrients to help it survive. By applying liquid fertilizer in the summer, your lawn will have the nutrients that it needs to make it through the summer safely.


For best results, use both liquid and granular fertilizers throughout the year.

If you're looking to ensure that your grass always has the right amount of nutrients that it needs to thrive throughout the year, you'll want to use both liquid and granular fertilizers. For best results, you should tailor the type of fertilizer treatment that you use to the season. In the hotter summer months, you'll want to use liquid fertilizer to help your lawn withstand the heat, and in the spring, fall, and winter months, a slow-release granular fertilizer will be your best option.

Both liquid and granular fertilizers contain three essential nutrients: nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus.


Give us a call today to sign up for our lawn fertilization program!

At Big Lakes Lawncare, we utilize both liquid and granular fertilizers to give your lawn the nutrients that it needs to thrive throughout the year. We offer our lawn fertilization program to commercial, residential, and HOA property owners in Macomb, MI and throughout the surrounding areas including Chesterfield and Shelby. Give us a call today at (586) 200-0855 to sign up for our lawn fertilization program. We look forward to working with you to help you achieve a healthy and strong lawn.