Chemical Fertilizers For Garden

So you have given the desired form to your garden and now relishing its beauty. It is quite logical that your hard-labored dream-paradise is quite dear to you not to speak about those who are devoted to it. But it can be a disaster if not looked after effectively. One of the precautionary measures to save your landscape is by application of chemical fertilizers. So here there is some information on chemical fertilizers for garden, also known as inorganic garden fertilizers, which can be helpful for your garden care.

Some names of garden fertilizers
The essential garden fertilizers useful for the healthy growth of plants are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
  • Nitrogen (N) - is useful for the healthy growth of garden plants. It also sees to it that the vitamins are retained.
  • Phosphorus (P) - provides resistance against disease and helps in the growth of roots and seeds.
  • Potassium (K) - also resists germs and encourages growth of roots.

Testing soil for fertilizers
You need to test your garden soil to find out the adequate nutrients. Test your soil with the help of local fertilizer dealer, Natural Resources Conservation Service or Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extention Service. Select a fertilizer that has one-fourth of the nitrogen in a slow-release form, such as sulpher-coated urea.

Application of chemical fertilizers
Though not advisable but still here are some tips for the application of chemical fertilizers
  • When the soil is moist put garden fertilizer and then apply water slowly. This helps the nutrients to get soaked in the soil and enter into the roots.
  • Don't apply fertilizer before heavy rain, as it will wash away all the minerals.
  • Use little amount of fertilizer in frequent intervals.
  • Adjust your fertilizer spreader and be careful about the quantity of fertilizer spread at each area.
  • Follow the instructions that are specified in the spreader.
  • While scattering the fertilizer the ends of the lawn should be covered.
  • Then go back and forth of the lawn and spray half of the prescribed amount.
  • Before reaching at the end of the lawn close the spreader.
  • Apply other half of the fertilizer from the opposite direction to the earlier one.
  • Throw the fertilizer bags or containers in a prescribed legal manner to maintain a healthy environment.