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Fertilizing Plants: Best Practices

Fertilizing Plants: Best Practices

Keep your garden green by using proper fertilizer practices!

There are some key landscaping practices to know for those looking to start a garden or already have one. Knowing the best practices associated with feeding and fertilizing your plants is essential to the overall health of your garden. The reality is, no matter how long you try, there are some fundamental principles that one must do to fertilize all your plants properly. When it comes to healthy plants, the proper fertilizer is integral. Here are the best ways to fertilize your plants to ensure your entire garden is vibrant and healthy for many years to come.

The Reasons Plants Need Fertilizers

There is no denying that all plants will need fertilizer. In fact, fertilizers contain nutrients required for healthy plant growth that are essential to any healthy garden. While the nutrients in the soil along with the air are all vital components to feeding your plants, fertilizer might be the added boost your garden needs so it can truly thrive for many years to come. Ultimately, each specific soil type will have its own mix of beneficial ingredients; fertilizer can add exactly what that soil is missing for optimal plant growth. As a result, knowing the proper amount of fertilizer to use is also critical to ensuring a healthy garden of your own. 

Different Ways To Apply Fertilizer

There are a few different common application methods associated with fertilizing your plants. The most common types of applications are a broadcast application and a top-dress application. For broadcast applications, one will typically cover large areas very well. It can easily be done with a hand-rotary or a drop-spreader. And as far as top-dress applications go, one typically applies vital nutrients to plants like shrubs and even perennials individually. Ultimately, your plants won’t necessarily have the proper nutrients to grow for many years to come without fertilizer.

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