Fertilizer — Nutrients That Will Improve Your Residential Landscape

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Fertilizer — Nutrients That Will Improve Your Residential Landscape

Fertilizer provides key nutrients essential for leaf, root, and blossom growth. Learn about some fertilizing agents that you can use to improve your residential landscape. Then, prepare the fertilizer product you have selected and administer it to the areas in need of extra nutrients.

Nutrients In Commercial Fertilizers

Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are found in commercial fertilizer products. These chemical elements support healthy growth. They naturally increase the nutrient content of soil, either on a short-term or long-term basis.

A pellet fertilizer product is formulated for extended use. The nutrients within each pellet are slowly introduced into the soil. A water-soluble fertilizer is a product that is diluted in water. This type of product adds nutrients right at the surface level.

A diluted fertilizer product may need to be applied more often than a pellet formula. This is due to the quick absorption rate of a fertilizer that has been mixed with water. A manufacturer of a water-soluble product will outline how often to reapply the fertilizer.

Natural Fertilizing Materials

Compost and manure provide essential nutrients that will improve the soil quality on your property. The amount of nutrients that are provided, however, may not be as high as what a commercial product supplies.

If you dispose of fruit rinds, paper products, coffee grounds, and other items that naturally decompose, it can be beneficial to create a bin that will aid with producing compost. If you have access to manure, this material can also be helpful in improving the quality of your soil.

Compost and manure are materials that can be spread across the surface of soil. In addition to adding nutrients, compost and manure will act as insulating materials. Either material will help the soil retain its moisture content. Compost and manure will also help regulate the temperature of soil.

Preparations And Applications

After your property's soil is professionally inspected and tested, decide if you would like to use a commercial fertilizer or a natural one. If the nutrient content of the soil is poor, you may need to use a fertilizer to treat the lawn, flowerbeds, and gardens. A capsule or water-soluble product can be used to treat each area.

For large expanses of land that are going to be treated, a spreader can be used to administer dry fertilizer products. A water-soluble product can be sprayed directly onto soil. Compost and manure can be spread across each plot where seeds will be planted.  

For more info about fertilizer, contact a local company. 

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Tropical Truths: Tips For Creating Vibrant Landscapes Growing up in a tropical area, I saw a lot of green, vibrant plants and all kinds of tropical fruits. It led me to develop a real interest in creating backyard tropical fruit gardens and landscapes that really spoke to the warm weather and the tropical climate. I did a lot of research and talked with a few landscapers to find out the tips and tricks to getting things to grow and thrive. I created this site to help share what I have learned with others who want to create the same kind of tropical getaway in their own backyards.