Fertilizer Programs

Written by Patricia Tunstall
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Fertilizer programs for trees, plants, and grass can be taken care of automatically by landscaping professionals, so you don't need to keep track of one more schedule in order to do the year-round job yourself. In fact, having a residential landscaping company oversee all the needs of your grounds ensures that a comprehensive program will be carried out when you may not have the time or inclination to do it yourself. Yard work is satisfying but time-consuming, and certain tasks should be done on a regular basis in order to have a beautiful flower garden, lush lawn, and healthy trees.

Walking into the fertilizer section of a nursery can be bewildering. The array of fertilizers can be daunting for the neophyte gardener. Complete, simple, special-purpose, organic--which is better for each type of plant? Is it better to use granular, liquid, tablet, controlled-release, or combination fertilizers?

Fertilizer Programs by Professionals

Learning the ins and outs of gardening can be fun, but implementing a routine and schedule for maintenance of all the trees, shrubs, flowering plants, and grass on your grounds can be overwhelming. Fertilizer programs supervised by knowledgeable landscapers take the burden off homeowners to understand, buy, and use fertilizers. Trees can be fertilized using the techniques of surface feeding, root plugs, or root feeding. Most gardeners probably use surface feeding and fertilizer spikes simply because they are easier than the other methods.

Fertilizer programs for plants can be governed by the informative labels on fertilizer packages. Directions for use and timing of fertilizing are spelled out clearly, as are the kinds of plants that need a particular kind of fertilizer. Grass needs to be fertilized in the fall to prepare it to survive winter and to be in good shape to produce new growth in spring.


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