Fertilizer Buying Guide
Types of Fertilizer
Fertilizing and Lawn Care Tips:
• Feed plants in the morning, water them at night
• Mix solid fertilizers well with the surrounding soil
• Ensure liquid fertilizer is properly diluted to avoid burning your plants
• Don't spray liquid fertilizer on your plant’s leaves
• After over-seeding your lawn's brown patches in spring, follow up with grass fertilizer
Weed Control +
Weeds compete with your grass and plants for the moisture and nutrients in the soil, so weed control is vital for a beautiful lawn or healthy harvest. Many fertilizers contain added ingredients that won't harm your plants but are toxic to common weeds such as dandelions and crabgrass.
Pest Control +
Aphids, grubs, caterpillars, beetles and a host of other lawn and garden pests can wreak havoc in your yard. Many fertilizers contain deterrents and toxins that target specific pests but won't damage your plants.
Plants need a range of nutrients to grow and thrive. Macronutrients are the nutrients they consume in large amounts. The three main macronutrients responsible for healthy growth are nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. When shopping for fertilizer, check the side of the package to see what percentage of these elements the product contains.
Plants consume many micronutrients, but the most important ones are iron, copper manganese, zinc, molybdenum, and chlorine. Only trace amounts of these micronutrients are needed. If any are lacking, your plants are less able to manufacture critical proteins and enzymes they need to function.
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