Fertilizer Is Important

Posted by Tammy Sons on Jan 27, 2016

Fertilizer is one of those materials that are essential when gardening. Many gardeners try to avoid fertilizer because they do not like the odor or handling of any feces. Fertilizer contains good microbes and nutrient-rich minerals that help plants thrive. Fertilizer is rich in nitrogen which will help flowers grow and will allow fruits and veggies to sprout healthy food full of vital nutrients. That is why it is essential to build a solid foundation to grow the best plants. When growing plants, it is always essential to have quality soil, compost, and manure to add nutrients as plants grow. Fertilizer acts as a support mechanism to plants as they are growing. Think of athletes who need water during a time out. Fertilizer works in the same way. It is the necessary spark that will continue to help plants grow. The fact is that fertilizer will spark a plant’s growth and all one has to do is look where piles of droppings are in any yard to see that fertilizer does foster plant growth. If you don’t like the smell of fertilizer, then you can always wear a doctor’s mask to safeguard your nose. There are plenty of fertilizers to choose from, depending on your plant’s needs and nutrient level. Manure has the same prosperities as plant soil, so it is so important to keep a regular bag of fertilizer around.

The right balance of nutrients is in manure to keep plants healthy. Fertilizer also supports soil that is drained over time as plants grow. To reach the roots quicker, use liquid fertilizer to help roots grow and spread around. Soil should always be loose and fertile so liquid fertilizer can seep in quicker. Also, allow earthworms to make plenty of tunnels beneath the soil to loosen up the dirt and make the soil more fertile. Earthworms also add their fertilizer that will keep soil healthy and will help plants grow. It is best to head to your local nursery to find out what type of fertilizer is best when growing a plant. There are also specific periods of adding fertilizer to your plants, so it will take some research to see when the best times are to add the necessary amount. Though fertilizer may not be the most pleasing item to have around, it is necessary to help any plant grow. Any gardener should have a steady supply of manure in stock to give quick support to any growing plant.