Types of Garden Fertiliser

Fertiliser is an essential element you need to have when you are beginning a garden. You can make sure that the plants you are growing get the necessary nutrients. But there are so many types of fertiliser on the market that you can get overwhelmed selecting just one.

You can learn more about what fertiliser is best for your garden by contacting garden stores that sell fertiliser. You can also go through their product catalogue to see what kind of plants these are recommended for. If you are looking for something eco-friendly and manufactured from natural sources, organic fertilisers are a great option to consider. Sources for this are compost, animal manure, fish emulsion and bone meal. The nutrients from this fertiliser are released into the oil slowly and this is a sustainable source of nutrients. These will improve the health of your soil and they are great at increasing microbial activity as well. Then there are inorganic fertilisers that you can find in either liquid or granular form. These release their nutrients fast and they can be used in situations where you want to see fast results. These are very easy to use but make sure you check the components of the fertiliser to see if it has any toxic chemicals to the environment. You need to be careful not to overuse these as it can lead to soil degradation.

Liquid fertilisers

Can be either organic or inorganic and these are used for quick results and they can provide a targeted supply of nutrients. These get absorbed very quickly by plants. If you want a fertiliser that releases the nutrients slowly over time being a steady source of nutrients to your garden, you can look into slow release fertilisers. These are available in organic and inorganic forms. And this will help you avoid having to apply fertiliser frequently. These are great for vegetable and fruit trees. There is also fertiliser that you can apply to plant leaves and they are called foliar fertilisers. If you want to correct the nutrient deficiency of a plant quickly, this is an ideal option to consider. And this can be considered for plants that find it difficult to absorb nutrients from the soil.

If you have plants

That can absorb nutrients from the soil easily, you can look into root zone fertilisers that release nutrients slowly. These are generally used for plants with deep root systems that need to draw nutrients from the lower soil layers. There are also speciality fertilisers that are targeted for specific types of plants or plants that are growing in specific conditions. For example, if you have acid-loving plants such as blueberries, there is fertiliser designed especially for them. And if you are a fan of succulents and cacti but not sure how to provide the right nutrients for them, you can look for speciality fertilisers that target these. Also, you can find fertilisers that are best suited for indoor gardening. This is useful for people living in apartments with little to no garden space.

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