Grow, Eat, Live Outdoors – Your Garden Expert

Figuring Out Fertilizer

What do the numbers in fertilizers mean?  You need to remember the phrase “up, down and all around”. The first number is for the ‘up’; for green growth in lawns and/or plants.  The middle number is phosphorus, that’s for strong roots, that’s the ‘down’.  And the end number is potassium, which is for general health. That’s the ‘all-around’.  So there it is, the “up, down, all around” of fertilizer.