Fertilizing Your Water Lilies...


Article by: Brett Fogle

Unfortunately, sunlight is not enough.

Your water , Add Some Enchantment To Your Backyard With A Garden Gazebo lilies will grow, , Garden Etiquette - How To Act When In Another's Garden thrive, and bloom much better if you get in the habit of fertilizing them regularly.

The good news is -- It's Easy!

you can either remove your water , Online Flower Shops lily from the pond , Patio Covers to fertilize them, your sometimes you can even do it with the plants , Buy Cheap Flowers Online still in the pond. , Abatement Challenges of Non-Native Noxious Weeds ..

I prefer to remove them so I can inspect to see if they are becoming overgrown, and possibly need dividing. This is really the best way, and a good time to kill two birds , Buy Cheap Flowers Online with one stone. , Daylily 'When My Sweetheart Returns'

So, first - remove the pot , Turn Your Patio Into A Voluminous Vegetable Garden from the pond. , The Endearing Language of Flowers Then drain out any excess water, , Plants, Birds, Love and Deer Hate so you can see the surface of the soil , Plants, Birds, Love and Deer Hate and Rhiozome..

Next, here's a trick I use to fertilize my lilies quickly and easily...

Have a fairly wide tipped flathead screwdriver nearby, and then use it to punch a clear path , Taming Your Outdoors into the soil , How To Check If Cut Flowers Are Fresh and through the existing roots. , Resin Patio Furniture - Robust Furniture Ranges For Outdoor Areas Then give it a good twisting to hollow our your hole.

You'd be surprised how hard it can be to push a fertilizer tab down into a dense root , Growing Grass Under Trees pack - so try this next time and tell me if it isn't 100% easier.

Now that you have your 'holes' dug - take 3-4 water , Companion Planting lily fertilizer tabs out (we like the Tetra Pond , The Flower Drying Game - Part 1: Air, Sand, and Sources fertilizer tabs), and push them down into the holes with your index finger..

That's it -- you're done!

Then just cover up the holes and top off the plant , How Bat Houses Can Improve Your Backyard Experience with some fresh dirt, as we discussed in our last article - and you're ready to move onto the next one.

Once you've fertilized all your lilies, just slowly lower them back into the pond. , Easy Care Of Phalaenopsis .

Here's another trick I use - Don't just drop the pot , Flowering Trees - How to Make Your Garden Shady and Beautiful at the Same Time back into the pond, , Canopy Swings - Escape the Weather with One as trapped air , Vinyl Fencing Is A Viable Alternative To Wood bubbles can sometimes uproot the lily or some soil. , A Modern Day Glove Affair .

This is espcecially true new pottings, as the soil , Add Some Enchantment To Your Backyard With A Garden Gazebo has not been properly 'set'. Here's what I do:

Lower the pot , Slugging It Out In The Trenches into the water, , Pond Spitters Are The Perfect Way To Accentuate Your Pond With Style just enough to fill it with water, , Flower Garden in Urban Environment then raise back up out of the water , Birdbaths until you see all the air bubbles disappear.

Do this a few more times, until you think you're removed all the air bubbles from the pot , A Modern Day Glove Affair - then slowly lower it down into the pond.

There's nothing more frustrating than having a newly potted lily (or any plant) suddenly lift up out of the pot, , Birdbaths dumping dirt all over the pond, , How Bat Houses Can Improve Your Backyard Experience and having to be repotted.. I'ts happened to me more than once..

So that's it for now, in our next article, we'll talk about trimming and pruning water , Landscaping Tips: Japanese Garden Fundamentals lilies...
Brett Fogle is the owner of MacArthur Water Gardens , Resin Patio Furniture - Robust Furniture Ranges For Outdoor Areas and several
other pond-related websites including MacArthurWatergardens.com
and Pond-Filters-Online.com. He also publishes a free monthly
newsletter called PondStuff! with a reader circulation of over
9,000. To sign up for the free newsletter and receive our FREE
'New Pond , Add Some Enchantment To Your Backyard With A Garden Gazebo Owners Guide' visit MacArthur Water Gardens , Things You Should Consider When Buying Your First Leaf Blower today!

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