Taking care of your landscaping begins and ends with the right nutrition. Plants need a range of nutrients that might not be readily available in your soil. To help your grass and garden look their best, you’ll need the right fertilizer. Below is a brief guide on a few popular types.
5 Fertilizer Types for Your Grass & Garden
1. Ammonium Sulphate Nitrate
This fertilizer provides plants with both nitrogen and sulfur. These nutrients work together to improve the soil’s fertility, which increases growth and plant yield. It is quick-acting, water-soluble, and useful on all crops.
Urea is a solid, widely used nitrogen fertilizer that reacts with water to form ammonia, which delivers nitrogen to plants. As a fertilizer, urea has one of the highest amounts of nitrogen at 46%. It is usually applied in granule form.
3. Calcium Nitrate
Calcium nitrate contains 16% nitrogen, and it is often used with fruit and vegetable crops that are calcium-deficient. A potential issue with this fertilizer is leaching, which occurs when water-soluble plant nutrients are lost from the soil due to rain and irrigation.
Superphosphate is widely used in commercial and in-home applications because it can be readily combined with nitrogen-based fertilizers. Used with an organic fertilizer, it should be applied at sowing time.
5. Potassium Chloride
Also known as muriate of potash, potassium chloride is a significant source of potassium. It is highly soluble and can be applied in liquid form. This type helps plants properly grow and reproduce.
If you aren’t sure which fertilizer is best, work with a lawn and garden professional to determine what your soil needs. For over 20 years, Vehige Enterprises Inc has provided the Foristell, MO, community with quality feed and farm supplies. From pet supplies to farm fertilizer, this one-stop-shop in Warren and St. Charles counties has you covered. To speak with a specialist, call (636) 673-2202 or visit them online to view their products.