It is time to consider fertilizing your lawn as the growing season gears up. However, you need to keep in mind that improper fertilization can harm plants and the environment if you plan to use organic fertilizer for your lawn. Here are some frequently asked questions about organic fertilizer.
What are organic fertilizers made?
Organic fertilizers are made from natural plants, animals, and mined rock minerals. They include guano, manure, wood, powdered and dried blood, crushed shells, ground bone, phosphate rock, and finely pulverized fish. While inorganic fertilizers may contain some organic ingredients, the main difference is that they act fast to feed the plant without enriching the soil.
What are the types of organic fertilizers?
Organic fertilizers can be liquids, solids, and powders, with each applied in different ways. Some organic fertilizers are guano-based or manure, using droppings from livestock, seabirds, bats, and worms. Bagged organic compost contains organic ingredients, including manure, leaf mold, and food scraps.
What type of fertilizer should I use in my garden?
Home gardeners commonly use liquid or granular types of fertilizer. Granular fertilizers can be slow-release materials or water-soluble. Slow-release organic fertilizers are formulated to discharge nutrients slowly over several days, weeks, or months.
How do I use organic fertilizers?
How you will use organic fertilizers on your lawn depends on the type of fertilizer. Make sure you carefully read through the label instructions and package. Some organic fertilizers are worked into the soil around the plants year-round, while other fertilizers act as soil conditioners and are spread to the ground before planting. Still, others are sprayed on the leaves as a foliar fertilizer.
How often do I need to use fertilizer in my garden?
The application rate depends on the type of fertilizer, soil type, plant species, and other environmental factors. You can conduct a test on your soil to determine the amounts of fertilizer you need to apply. Granular fertilizers are used in gardens at the start of the growing season, and please try to avoid applying organic fertilizers when the soil is dry.
Can you fertilize too much?
Yes, too much fertilizer can burn plant leaves and stunt growth. Try to read and follow label recommendations for fertilizer dilutions, rates, and application guidelines. If you are still in doubt, please get in touch with us for help.
Are organic fertilizers harmful to kids or pets?
Yes. You need to keep organic fertilizers out of the reach of children and pets like many other household chemicals.
Are organic fertilizers better than synthetic?
Both sources can provide the nutrients you need, but there are advantages and disadvantages to both types of fertilizers. Organic fertilizers are lower in analysis (less phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium, etc.). However, Organic fertilizers may not provide specific nutrients, while synthetic formulations can include numerous macro-and micronutrients.
We hope our frequently asked questions and answers will help you decide how to use organic fertilizers in your garden or landscape. If you need organic garden fertilizer Ottawa, contact Huplaso at 1-833-487-5276.