Bag Fertilizer

bag fertilizer application

Berend Bros. offers a variety of bag fertilizer and soil amendments for growing beautiful lawns and gardens. Fertilizer applied to the lawn encourages thicker turf growth and a greener lawn. Fertilizer should be applied in the spring and fall.

You do need to apply nitrogen (the first number in fertilizer) a couple of times a year. Nitrogen and water are two of the three elements that make the grass grow (the third being sunlight). Too little of both and the lawn looks depressed, too much of either can wash off along with your money.

Fertilizer bags list three numbers (such as 16-4-8). Those numbers—the fertilizer analysis—show the percentage by weight of nitrogen, phosphorus (expressed as available phosphoric acid, or P205) and potassium (expressed as soluble potash, or K20) in the fertilizer.

Texas A&M Extension provides this very helpful online calculator.  Bring your results to Berend Bros. and our team can help you determine the best “recipe” to fertilize your lawn. You can also do a soil test. Soil testing is a critical operation to the success of your yard and crops. Soil tests should be conducted every four or five years for lawns and landscapes. Garden soil testing depends on how many crops you plant in a year. If you plant spring and fall crops testing should be done every two years. A spring, fall and winter planting should test yearly. Bring your soil test in, or have us test it for you. Berend Bros. will use your soil test results to formulate and advise the best fertilizer blend for your crop or lawn. 

Berend Bros. offers several bag fertilizer options. Choose from a 16-4-8 Slow Release Fertilizer, and a selection of 16-4-8, 33-0-0/12, and 21-0-0/24 to name a few!

Don’t forget about pre-emergents. Stickers and weeds are no fun in your yard. Our pre-emergent infused with dry fertilizer can help. Ask us about pre-emergent options for sand-burs, khaki weed and more.