At Twin Ports Pest & Lawn Management we use a high quality, slow release fertilizer.  We use a stabilizer in our fertilizer that feeds for up to two months no matter how much or little rain we have. 

Our fertilizer has many benefits compared to others:

Resists leaching

Resists Volatilizing

doesn't cause excessive top growth(reduced mowing)

combined with iron, gives a nice deep green color

isn't released by water, but by microbes so rain doesn't matter

all liquid formulations( no need to water in)

 

The fall application of fertilizer is a quick release fertilizer (winterize) for fast storage of nutrients.