When it comes to conversations that you are having over dinner you very rarely think about bringing up the topic of fertilizers, but it is a known fact that everyone thinks about it from time to time.
Many gardeners have done research on what is right for their plants, lawn, and garden while most of us homeowners report to the lawn and garden department at the local hardware store. We read from bags of stuff that are sitting on the shelve and pick something or a few things to “try.” Most often we are trying what they are recommending not really knowing if it is right for our soil or even the items that we are using it on.
One thing that we probably all know is that it does take a fertilizer for growing anything especially in those hardiness zones where the weather and climate are not ideal. So, if you are interested in growing a healthy and thriving lawn using a fertilizer then you have come to the right place. We want to discuss the use of a multivitamin and how, when, and why to use it.
From looking at the back of bags or boxes of fertilizer you may have noticed that there are three main elements that are chemicals that are found in each. They are:
Nitrogen promotes the growth of healthy leaves by working the stimulation of the production of the main chemical involved in the photosynthesis process called chlorophyll. This is the process that allows grass to convert sunlight into nutrients and food.
The second element, Phosphorus promotes the vigorous growth of the stems, blossoms, roots, and fruiting elements.
Third, Potassium is the main element and plays a key in working to help the plant digest and process its food.
Now that we have the main elements of what fertilizers are made from it is now time to understand why your lawn needs them.
Everything that a plant needs to grow is floating around in the air or can be found buried in the soil. So what do we still need to fertilize? The main reason is that not all grass has access to the key elements that they need to thrive in the soil or air around them. There are many different types of soils and we grow lawns in different types of climates so what they require is not always what they have access too. Adding the key elements to the soil and watering with fertilizers that have been added is the answer to making sure that the different types of plants, trees, and grass get exactly what they need. Another reason the soil can be lacking would be the overuse of the soil, often gardeners, farmers, and even growers use the same section of land to grow things. Over time the soil is depleted of the key nutrients that allow them to thrive so manually adding these nutrients back to the soil restores the life and allows everything to thrive as it should.
If you need help with choosing the right fertilizing or you need someone to take care of the fertilizing your lawn please call us at (404) 620-3374. We offer free estimates for all our services and 25% off for new customers.
One thing to keep in mind that more fertilizer is not always better. Often people are overfeeding or over-fertilizing causing damage or even killing the plant. Too much is never a good thing when it comes to fertilizing. When purchasing and applying fertilizer you need to have a good idea of the amount that you need. This is where having the soil tested comes into play. Testing the soil allows you to know exactly what it needed. It will determine what type of fertilizer to get and the formula that will allow everything to thrive in your area. Different plants, trees, and other growing things do need different kinds of formulas when it comes to fertilizers. So do some research once you get that soil test back on each of the plants that you have or are going to plant. Suiting each of the plants needs will be easy from there. With all this love and care you will see a huge difference in just about everything around you that is green. The reward of all your hard work and research will net you some bigger flowers, greener leaves, bigger fruits, and more production. It is the answer to all your growing issues.