What To Fertilize In Spring

Tips for Feeding Your Spring Garden

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A garden design

Appling fertilizers to your spring garden along with your lawn area is so important, during the spring months grass turf as well as garden plants are actively growing which means they need that extra boost or push to grow and perform their best. This practice of fertilizer application will supply your soil with the right amount of nutrients that your garden plants need including your lawn to grow healthy.

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How To Use Goat Manure

Goat Manure a Natural Organic

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A goat eating

Organic fertilizers are a great way to feed our garden plants especially if we are growing an edible garden, going organic is a great way to avoid food contamination. Goat manure which is a natural organic is broken down by soil microbes once broken down in a nutrient form is taken up by the plant’s root system. This natural organic is rich in levels of nitrogen that conditions the soil structure which improves soil’s absorption or moisture.

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Why Blue Daze Leaves Are Turning Yellow

Correct Yellowing of Blue Daze Leaves

A blue daze plant

The blue daze evolvulus flowering plant is native to Paraguay and Brazil. This perennial beauty is an evergreen and a member of the morning glory family. Another name for the blue daze is the dwarf morning glory, blue daze is a tropical plant that produces gray leaves which are fuzzy in appearance with bright blue flowers that bloom from mid-summer through mid-fall and can reach heights of 12 inches with a width of 2-3 ft. Blue daze grows well in zones 8-11.

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How To Correct Ixora Yellowing Leaves

Ixora Plant Care

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Butterfly collecting nectar from ixora-plant

The Ixora coccinea plant commonly known as scarlet jungle flame is an evergreen shrub that is native to Bangladesh, Thailand, Sir Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam, and India. This garden beauty is a tropical-subtropical plant and is used widely in many landscapes and garden designs. Ixora’s are a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae and comprises some 562 species.

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How To Use Food Scraps In The Garden

9 Effective Ways to Use Food Scraps in the Garden

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Watermelon Rind

There is a popular saying that” one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” but what if I tell you that your junk can also be your treasure? Don’t trash the treasure use it, kitchen scraps is a gold mine but too often this gold mine heads straight towards the trash bin when it could have been used to do so much good, in fact, kitchen scraps are one of the safest ways to provide nutrients to our garden plants because these scraps are natural organics that is beneficial for our plants, soil microbes and for us as well.

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Plants That Add Nitrogen To Soil

Which Plants Adds Nitrogen to the Soil

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Sweet peas

Plants that add nitrogen to the soil is known as (Nitrogen Fixing Plants) these plants are responsible for capturing and releasing nitrogen for garden plants to grow healthy. Nitrogen is a macro or major nutrient that plays a vital role in the development of plant life, in fact, nitrogen is a major component of chlorophyll, chlorophyll aids plants in converting the energy of the sunlight into sugars from water and carbon dioxide.

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How To Add Nitrogen To Soil

How to Apply Nitrogen to Garden Soil

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Nitrogen is the most leach nutrient in garden soil, the presence of nitrogen is so important because nitrogen supports plant life in so many ways. This macronutrient is a major component of chlorophyll, chlorophyll aids plants in converting the energy of the sunlight into sugars from water and carbon dioxide.

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Best Pet Friendly Fertilizer

Types of Fertilizers that are Safe to Use around Pets

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A kitten in the garden

Is it possible to have the best of both worlds that is having a garden that flourishes along with fido or fee that is so loyal to us helping to make life a happy one?

This is the concern of many home gardeners that have a beautiful garden and lawn but knows that in order to keep their garden and lawn area looking and growing its best nutrients are need for both grass and plants, that come in the form of fertilizers but at the seem time being aware that fido or fee-fee often follows them into these areas being curious nipping or pulling at garden plants or digging in the lawn among other things.

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Homemade Fertilizers

$aving your hard-earned dollar with homemade fertilizers

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A Cherry Tree

Installing a home garden can be very rewarding as you connect with nature on the great outdoors, Some of the benefits of constructing a garden involve increasing your properties value, providing foods such as editable gardens, gardening for beautification, installing plants for security purpose, wildlife gardening which is so amazing and so much more.

But one thing to keep in mind is garden plants no matter what type need nutrients in order to grow healthy. Plant nutrients are the building blocks of garden plants, therefore, it’s of utmost importance that we give our garden plants what they need.

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Root Growing Hormone

Giving your Plants a Jump Start

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Giving your garden plants a jump start is a great way of giving them a head start as they place their energy into putting forth new roots. Plant roots are like what the heart is to humans, without our hearts pumping blood as the veins carry it throughout our bodies carrying nutrients and oxygen our health will deteriorate which will put us in a critical state.

The roots of plants are no different and are responsible for water and nutrient uptake to be carried throughout the plant’s system in order for plants to grow strong and healthy which is so important to a plant’s life. Another purpose of plant roots is to anchor plants to the ground stabilizing them. These roots are known as taproots. In fact, plants have 3 types of roots which are

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Giving your Plants and Garden Lawn a Boost

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Calculator-Fertilizer Rates And Applications
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Plants and garden lawns are somewhat just like humans because just as we need nutrients to grow strong and healthy in order to maintain good health so it is with plants and garden lawns. These vitamins or nutrients are the building blocks that are so important that it is a must that we give our garden plants these nutrients so they can have a good boost or perform at their best

But what we must be careful of however is the amount of fertilizers we apply because giving the wrong rates can really work against our plants and garden lawns causing server damage. Can you imagine having such beautiful garden plants or a lawn that is breathtaking and growing so healthy then applying an application of fertilizer in the wrong way only to see your garden plants or beautiful lawn wilt and die? This has been the mistake of many that paid dearly, this is not a good experience and it shouldn’t be yours either.

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Foliar Feeding

How to Foliar Feed Garden Plants

Plants like humans require vitamins or nutrition in order to be healthy. One of the common ways that plants feed is from their roots because as we know plants take up nutrients along with water through their roots. But there is another way that plants can take in not only water but fertilizers and that is through their leaves. This method is called foliar feeding.

Another name for leaves is called plant foliage. So when you hear someone use this term, they are talking about plant leaves. In comparison to the pores of our skin, plants have pores in their leaves known as Stomata.

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Indoor Plant Fertilizers

Feeding our indoor plants

In order for indoor plants to keep their illustrious color, they must be fed with the right type and the right amount of fertilizer.

Because these plants are in an enclosed or controlled environment, they depend on us to ensure that their nutritional requirements are met.Indoor plant-house-plant-food

Over the years I have worked with indoor plants and have seen what can happen if these requirements are not met. One of the most common signs is that they lose their shine.

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Slow Release Or Control Release Fertilizer

Understanding Slow-Release Fertilizers

Slow-release fertilizers are the total opposite of quick-release fertilizers, in that these types of fertilizers release their components very slowly, which means that plants can get the full benefits from this kind of fertilizer.

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Garden plants

Slow-release fertilizers are broken down over a period of time with heat and moisture, unlike quick release fertilizers. Slow-release fertilizers are considered to be safe because of their slow-release, they will not burn plants.

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Quick Release Fertilizers

Understanding Quick-Release Fertilizers

Quick-release fertilizers are powdered fertilizers that you mix with water according to the manufacturer’s label. These fertilizers are also known as water-soluble fertilizers. The reason that they are called quick-release fertilizers is because of their availability to plant life. In other words, once they are applied to plants, they are taken up right away.


Care must be taken however because if applied too heavily, these fertilizers can cause the plant to burn. Fertilizers are salts and when applied too heavy or in the wrong amounts, the excess salt gathers around the plant root zone and pulls water away from the plant. So instead of the plant taking in water, the reverse happens.

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