09 Sep Guidelines For Utilizing Fertilizer
A beautiful, landscaped garden can seem like a little piece of heaven. Achieving this, however, isn’t always easy and may require utilizing fertilizer. Knowing exactly what the right amount of fertilizer to use is a tricky subject. If the right amount isn’t used, the plants suffer and in turn the garden is going to suffer.
Arming yourself with information is the key to utilizing fertilizer and a good lawn. To start off with, it is important that you test your soil. Most garden centers have the tools required to carry this out. A simple test will reveal the quality and grade of fertilizer your garden would need. Of course, if the results leave you confused then it would be relatively easier to contact a landscaper to sort things out.
Once you have done this, there are a few simple guidelines to follow, which not only ensure that your garden thrives but also that you get the best use out of your fertilizer.
Follow directions when utilizing fertilizer as this ensures you do not over use the fertilizer and in turn damage the environment.
Try to avoid using fertilizers when it looks like its going to rain or on a windy day as this could wash/blow away the fertilizer thus reducing the amount your plants get.
Use eco friendly fertilizers such as compost to give your soil added nutrients while at the same time preserving the environment.
Apply fertilizer when the soil is slightly moist, as this will help it absorb more easily.
Always store fertilizer properly away from water, excessive heat or cold.
By following these few steps, you will make the most out of what you spend on fertilizer but end up with a garden that will be the envy of all your friends and neighbors.