Fertilizing to Create More Blossoms on Your Flowers, Flowering Shrubs, and Trees

 


Article by: Michael McGroarty

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For example, 12-12-12 is a typical garden , An Introduction to Bonsai Maple Trees fertilizer that would contain 12% nitrogen, 12% phosphorous, and 12% potassium. The quick explanation is; nitrogen produces vegetative, or top growth, phosphorous produces flower , Lawnmower Maintenance Tips That Help Produce The Best Lawns buds, fruit, , The Magic of Annual Vines and root , Ideas For Your Front Yard Landscaping Project development, while potassium builds strong healthy , Finding Garden Benches: Get the Perfect Look for Your Garden plants.

Most lawn grasses , Patio Furniture Accessories are vigorous growers and therefore require significantly more nitrogen than the other plants , Growing Grass Under Trees in your yard. , Buying Teak Wood Furniture Responsibly A lawn , Harmonize Your Yard: 8 Ways to Add Feng Shui Outdoors fertilizer would have an analysis of 26-3-3, indicating a fertilizer high in nitrogen. You would not want to use a fertilizer containing such a high percentage of nitrogen on landscape , Lawnmower Maintenance Tips That Help Produce The Best Lawns plants because it would be very easy to burn them. You must also keep in mind that many lawn , Double Your Crops fertilizers contain broadleaf weed , Marjoram: The Herb of Happiness killers, and most ornamental plants , Buying Teak Wood Furniture Responsibly have broad leaves. The fertilizer doesn't know the difference, and it will damage or kill ornamental trees , Landscaping With Boulders - Do your Neighbors look at your Yard and say WOW and shrubs. , Patio Enclosures

During the summer , Boxelder Bugs (Maple Bugs) Invade Homes in Fall months the growth rate of most plants , Planning Your Garden from Scratch - the Basics slows down, and when plants , Chainsaws - Caring For Your Chain are not actively growing, , An Introduction to Bonsai Maple Trees they need very little nitrogen. Although not vigorously putting on new growth, many plants , The Magic of Annual Vines such as Dogwood Trees, , Double Your Crops Rhododendrons, and Azaleas are quietly working to produce flower , Blower Fans buds for next year. Annual , Cast Aluminum Furniture and perennial flowers , Boxelder Bugs (Maple Bugs) Invade Homes in Fall are also busy making new flower , An Introduction to Bonsai Maple Trees buds.

To encourage flower , Forcing Bulbs for Indoor Bloom: Even 'Brownthumbers' Can Do It bud production you can apply a fertilizer that contains a small percentage of nitrogen, a higher percentage of phosphorous, and a little potassium. I recently purchased a liquid fertilizer with an analysis of 5-30-5, ideal for flower , Parsley: A Cook's Best Friend production. Because the product , Hibiscus Care is sold as a bloom producer, the manufacture also added a little chelated iron, manganese, and zinc, all good for your plants , ing Bare Root Roses as well.

Most garden , Buying Teak Wood Furniture Responsibly centers and discount stores carry similar products. , Thyme: The Herb of Courage I chose a liquid fertilizer because liquid fertilizers are absorbed both through the roots , Organic or Chemical Feeding of Plants - What's Best and systemically through the foliage, so they work quicker. I used a sprayer that attaches to the end of the garden , Is Your Fertilizer Poisoning You? hose to apply the fertilizer, but do not use the same hose end sprayer that you use for lawn , Basics of Pruning Roses fertilizers. There could be residual weed , Cast Aluminum Furniture killer still in the sprayer.

About those hose end sprayers. I purchased one that is supposed to automatically mix the proper ratio for you. I used it to apply a general insecticide, and it worked, but it sure seemed like I went through a lot more insecticide than I needed. When I used it for the fertilizer the screen on the little pick up hose inside , Growing Grass Under Trees the jar kept getting clogged with the tiny solids in the fertilizer. I recommend using a solution of one part liquid fertilizer to one part water , Boxelder Bugs (Maple Bugs) Invade Homes in Fall in the sprayer jar, and applying at a heavier rate.

Watch the liquid in the sprayer jar, and if it isn't going down remove the lid and clean the little screen by spraying it with water , Gardening Tips and Tricks for Late Autumn from the garden , Cast Aluminum Furniture hose. Read the application instructions on the container to determine how much fertilizer to apply, and how often. A fertilizer high in phosphorous will increase flower , The Magic of Annual Vines production. You will see a difference. Remember the golden rule of applying fertilizers. "Not enough is always better than too much."

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