LESCO 15-5-10 is a fertilizer that is used specifically to fertilize lawns in the harsh Texas climate. Anyone that has ever lived in the area is well aware of how little moisture the area typically gets. This fact, coupled with the fact that the temperatures can easily soar to well above 100 degrees and stay that way for several days or even weeks means that any fertilizer that is used in the area must be something that will be able to create grass that is hardy enough to be able to withstand these types of torturous conditions. However, many people make the mistake of purchasing fertilizer without fully understanding the basics that they need to understand before making a purchase. For example, it is important to understand what the numbers mean that are listed on the bag as well as how to apply it and when to use it. Understanding all of these things will help people choose the best product for their own needs.
This particular product is LESCO 15-5-10. The numbers refer to the amount of nutrients that are in the fertilizer. Specifically, the first number refers to the amount of nitrogen that is contained in the fertilizer. Nitrogen is responsible for healthy grass growth and as such, it is important to choose a fertilizer that has a relatively high number listed as the first number on the bag. The second number refers to the amount of phosphate that is in the fertilizer. This is essential in order for the grass to experience root formation that will allow it to withstand the harsh Texas conditions. Finally, the third number refers to the amount of potassium that is included in the fertilizer. Potassium is important in order to develop strong plant issues but also to help the grass fight off weeds and disease. It becomes even more important in these types of conditions when the grass is essentially facing an uphill battle from the beginning.
This particular product is designed to provide a slow release of the fertilizer over a period of 8 to 12 weeks. This will continually feed the grass and not allow so much fertilizer to be released at one time that it burns the grass. It should be used at any point from April through August. It should also be applied with a rotary spreader. It is not a product that you need to water before or after application, nor is it a product that you should put down if there is a significant chance of rainfall because it is not water soluble. One bag is designed to cover approximately 7,500 square feet of grass.
Customer reviews for this product are overwhelmingly positive. People have reported that even in the harshest conditions when they essentially had no grass whatsoever that was growing, application of this product essentially corrected that situation. Still others that had only a few issues with their lawn have applied this product and found that the entire yard was able to flourish for the first time in years, even in patches of grass that typically struggled before.
Essentially, this particular fertilizer is designed to help grass grow even in conditions where it is virtually impossible for anything to grow. As a result, it is a complete product that has everything that grass needs to overcome the many challenges that are associated with extreme heat and a lack of rainfall.