Selecting a Fertilizer
When selecting a fertilizer you want something that is safe and effective for your plants. The best formulas are slow release and contain the correct amount of minerals and nutrients. Fortunately our experts found the perfect fertilizer for your lawn, plants and shrubs, and trees. 8-2-12-4 fertilizer was designed for use on palm trees, the most demanding plant in your lawn. 8-2-12-4 has the perfect mixture of minerals and nutrients all in a slow-release formula that makes it a great fit for all of your lawn needs.
8-2-12-4 is Not Just for Palm Trees
Although 8-2-12-4 fertilizer was developed for palms, it has more than adequate nutrition for most plants including:
- Broadleaf Trees
- Herbaceous Ornamentals
- Fruit Trees
- Turf Grass
- and of course, Palm Trees
What Does 8-2-12-4 Stand for?
The numbers on the fertilizer bag represent how much chemicals/minerals/nutrients are in the product. We have provided a little chart below explaining the makeup of 8-2-12-4 so you know exactly what you are putting on your lawn.
- 8: 8% Nitrogen (4 pounds in a 50 pound bag)
- 2: 2% Phosphorus (1 pound in a 50 pound bag)
- 12: 12% Potassium (6 pounds in a 50 pound bag)
- 4: 4% water soluble Magnesium (2 pounds in a 50 pound bag)
While 8-2-12-4 was developed primarily for the nutritional requirements of palms, other types of plants including broadleaf trees, shrubs, herbaceous ornamentals, fruit trees, and even turf grass are subject to the same inherent nutritional deficiencies and will benefit from the fertilizer. Since palm nutritional requirements are greater than those of many other types of plants, fertilizers designed specifically for palms is more than adequate for most plant species.
Therefore, use of 8-2-12-4 fertilizer is recommended for use on the entire landscape. This not only simplifies fertilization but it also eliminates serious risks associated with high-nitrogen turf fertilizers. 8-2-12-4 fertilizer is designed to slowly release nutrients for up to three months, making it the ideal fertilizer for low-maintenance high-performance applications.