Seeing your lawn with a lackluster and yellowed color may be depressing. But you can bring it back to life with chelated liquid iron.

Lawns that have turned yellow due to iron deficiency can be a heartbreaking sight. So if you've been having this problem, it's time for action.

To help you understand chelated iron for lawns better, let’s discuss what it is, how it works, and how to apply it to your grass.


What Is a Chelated Liquid Iron Fertilizer?

Different size variants of PetrTools Liquid Iron

It's a supplement for plants but processed using a chelator, a binding agent, to retain the form of iron that plants can absorb.

It can be added to your existing fertilizer and other nutrients that your grass needs.

Its primary function is to treat iron deficiencies in plants, especially chlorosis that renders plants unable to take iron nutrients from the ground.

Iron is a micronutrient that's needed for chlorophyll production to metabolize oxygen in plants.

It helps in the circulation of oxygen in the leaves, roots, and other parts of the plant. This aids in creating the green color of the plant.


When is it Necessary to Apply Chelated Iron for Your Lawn?

Before and After Effect of applying Liquid Chalated Liquid Iron

Your plants don't need additional iron because the soil already contains plenty of it. In fact, over-applying iron can be harmful to your lawn, but chelated iron is a special form of iron that is easily absorbed by plants.

However, iron deficiency can happen, and this is where you’ll need chelated iron. The most common cause of iron deficiency in plants is too much water and a high pH. This causes a chemical reaction that binds iron to soil particles, making it unavailable to plants.

This reaction makes it more difficult for plants to absorb iron, which will become bound up with calcium carbonate.

When this happens, your soil will have pale lumps scattered throughout. To fix this, you will need to aerate your lawn and remove these lumps. Then, add a granular chelated iron fertilizer to the soil and water it in.

To correct the soil's pH, you need to increase its acidity.

Getting professional help might be the best option to help restore your soil’s pH balance.


Signs of Iron Deficiency in Plants

Yellowish leaf shwing sign of iron deficiency in plants

Identifying the symptoms of iron deficiency can help you determine whether your grass needs to be supplemented.

The most common signs of iron deficiency in plants are yellowing leaves and small, pale green leaves. You may also see brown or dead patches on the leaves and stems.

If you don’t treat the problem quickly enough, these symptoms will spread throughout the plant. Other symptoms include stunted growth, loss of vigor, and low yield.

The younger leaves will experience the sign first, and the yellowing will spread to the other parts of the plant.


How Liquid Chelated Iron for Plants Works

A man spraying Chelatec Liquid Iron on plants

Liquid chelated iron is a soluble form of iron that can be easily absorbed by plants. It’s more effective than ordinary iron because it doesn’t need to be processed in order for the plant to use it; it goes straight into its roots.

Liquid chelated iron is also more stable than other forms of iron. This means that it won’t leach out of the soil as quickly and can be used to treat plants over an extended period of time.

It doesn’t have any impact on pH levels or the number of other nutrients available in your soil, either.


How to Use Chelated Iron

A man using back[ack sprayer in spraying Chelatec Liquid Iron on lawn

Chelated iron can be presented in a variety of forms, including powder, pellets, or granules. You can use it as a foliar spray or a soil drench.

Liquid chelated iron is most commonly used as a foliar spray, because it’s easier to apply and works more quickly than other forms of iron. If you want to treat your plants with chelated iron in the soil, mix it with water before adding it. This will make the chelated iron more soluble and easier for your plants to absorb.

You can use a liquid fertilizer that contains chelated iron as well. If you’re using granular or pelletized forms of chelated iron, mix them with some water before adding them to your soil.


Where do you get chelated liquid iron?

A gallon of PetraTools Chelated Liquid Iron on the lawn and a man using backpack sprayer at the background

PetraTools can help you do just that. We offer Max Strength Liquid Iron, which restores your lawn's original luscious green color. It’s a simple way to get your lawn back on track and looking fresh and healthy.

To ensure that you get the most out of our product, please read the label carefully. This is the key to getting the best results.

Add the chelated iron supplement to your sprayer, and mix well.

We offer a wide range of professional-grade sprayers at PetraTools.

We offer a variety of sprayers for different spraying needs—such as the HD4000, HD3000, HD2000, and LT-PRO. Each of these best backpack sprayers is a popular option for spraying liquid solutions such as iron.

Once you have mixed the water and chelated iron for plants, spray it onto your grass. To get a more accurate application, keep a consistent distance between yourself and the nozzle when spraying—about 6-8 inches is optimal.


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Snnipets of different applications of PetraTools Chelated Liquid Iron

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