Fertilizers are a vital component to a healthy garden; show plants, and overall landscape. Whether you are trying to promote a new lawn or maintaining established plants, you will need to settle on your choice of fertilizer and add your selected blend to your soil on a timely scheduled basis. Organic fertilizers are preferred by many people who are worried about the environment and the effects that harmful chemicals will have in the long run. Organic fertilizers are made from natural materials and will absorb without any problems. They provide rich nutrients to the soil without causing any harm to the environment.
Organic fertilizers provide a number of different nutrients and
minerals to soil that is often severely depleted. It is always a
wise idea to test your soil before adding any fertilizer, so that
you can make certain that you add the proper fertilizer to restore
your soils balance and health. Some of the most important minerals
and nutrients that soil needs include zinc, sulfur, potassium, phosphorus,
nitrogen, molybdenum, manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, calcium,
and boron. In fact, if your soil is deficient in any of these minerals,
you are sure to see the result in both your plants and grasses.
Slow growth, pale, yellow, or discolored leaves, striping, spotting,
withering, and leaves with curling edges are just a few of the symptoms
of mineral and nutrient depletion in your soil. In fact, if you
notice any of these symptoms, you will need to add organic fertilizer
to your plants and landscaping.
The most common types of organic fertilizers include urea, manure,
blood meal, fish emulsion, sludge, crab meal, kelp, granite meal,
bone meal, aragonite, boron, and Sphagnum peat moss. In addition
to numerous minerals, organic fertilizers also offer additional
benefits. They typically contain micro nutrients, macro nutrients,
amino acids, and peptides. It's also important to use organic fertilizer
to ensure that your soil maintains a healthy balance between acid
and alkaline. If your soil is too acidic certain minerals will not
be present or will be deficient. Most commonly, the minerals that
are affected in acidic soil are magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus.
Likewise, if your soil is too alkaline and not acidic enough, you
will find that the soil will be depleted of zinc, iron, copper,
and manganese. The best way to ensure that your soil is properly
balanced is to have it tested and to use organic fertilizer as part
of your maintenance program.
There are a number of different organic fertilizers to choose from.
You can choose from granules as well as liquid format. Liquid fertilizers
easily attach to a garden hose and are applied with a spray mixture
of the fertilizer and water. When using a liquid fertilizer you
will need to make sure that you have enough fertilizer to cover
the desired area. You'll notice that liquid organic fertilizer is
much more readily absorbed than is chemical fertilizers. Also, organic
fertilizers are gentler to your lawn and plants and won't cause
them to burn. You'll find that organic fertilizers are the best
way to maintain your lawn and plant's health and vitality while
using readily absorbable materials.