Using Your Sprinkler System to Fertilize Your Lawn and Garden

Do you wish your garden plants looked as good as the ones at the nursery or greenhouse? Do you wish your lawn looked as thick and green as fresh-laid sod? You need to fertilize the way farmers and garden centres do with inline fertilizer using your irrigation system - or fertigation.

If fertilizer is applied incorrectly, or in incorrect concentrations, your lawn and garden could be damaged or burned. Applying fertilizer to your gardens and lawns via your inground sprinkler system removes the guess work. Because fertilizer is applied at root-level, the danger to pets and children is reduced as well as the amount of handling required in the application.

Adding fertilizer to your irrigation system makes sense. It's safer, easier, and helps your lawn and plants grow stronger healthier roots better able to resist drought, bad weather, disease and pests.

What is Fertigation?

Fertigation is the process of adding liquid fertilizer to your irrigation system. While you water your garden or lawn, you can also add the nutrients it needs to perform better and look great! Fertigation can be used in residential or commercial applications and has been used in commercial agriculture and gardening for many years.

Benefits To Fertigation
Use less fertilizer

Residential irrigation systems require liquid fertilizer and then dilute it further through application. This means that to apply the fertilizer in the same concentrations as dry synthetic fertilizers, you'll need to purchase a lot more liquid fertilizer. However, by applying fertilizer each time you water, plants receive less per application but receive it consistently over the season. Used this way, you'll use 70-90% less fertilizer.

More Effective

Applying liquid fertilizer via your irrigation system in smaller amounts over the course of the season means your plants can absorb all the nutrients more efficiently. There's no waste. Fertigation delivers the nutrients right to the roots so there's less chance of incorrect application or damage.

Use Less Water

Applying dry fertilizer on top of the soil requires a lot of water to dissolve the particles for absorption. If insufficient water is used, the fertilizer can burn your plants or make them prone to disease that's very difficult to eradicate. With fertigation, you're not applying any additional water, only what you would normally supply through your sprinkler system and removes the risk of disease to your plants if applied slowly.

No Fertilizer Run-Off

The dangers of fertilizer run-off are well documented , especially in a large agricultural settings. However, if applying fertilizer to hills or slopes, run-off into city water supplies is a risk and environmental hazard. By fertilizing at root-depth in small amounts there is no run off or environmental danger.

Reduce Transplant Shock

You've invested in new plants and want to give them the best start possible. You are sure to give them a little extra water, so why not add the fertilizer to the water? There's less shock to the plant between the container soil and the soil in your yard this way and helps plants send out strong roots.

We want your lawn and garden to perform and look its best and we can help you get the results you're looking for! The experts at Nutri-Lawn Burlington Irrigation can help you take the guess work out of residential irrigation and offer the major brands with professional expertise. Contact us today for your complimentary quote.