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Consumers that intend to care for a garden, or for newly planted trees get to choose either a fast releasing of a slow releasing fertilizer.

Features of fast releasing fertilizers

• Each of them has a high salt content.
• Each of them dissolves quickly, once placed in soil

For best results, the gardener should stick to a proper schedule. A proper schedule calls for avoidance of heavy use, since too much of the fast-release type can burn the fertilized plants.

Features of slow-releasing fertilizers

This type of fertilizer should not be used in frozen soil. It lets out a steady amount of nutrients over an extended period of time. The rate of the release reflects the soil’s temperature and moisture content.

When to fertilize plants?

Fertilize trees if their twigs are shorter than normal. Use same approach for any tree with undersized leaves. Dead tops of branches should push a gardener to start fertilizing the tree with the sickly branches.

A gardener should exhibit the same reaction to a tree’s dark leaf veins. A tree that has yellow or purple leaves, instead of green ones should also receive fertilizer. Tree Care service in San Jose knows that fertilizing in fall aids recovery of those nutrients that were lost during the summer, the season of growth.

Fertilizing in the spring works to keep the leaves green and vibrant; it also fights off any infection.

How watering helps to enhance the beneficial effects of both types of fertilizers?

The water given to plants serves a purpose much like the water consumed by animals. It helps to carry the nutrients in the veins. In the absence of adequate water, the soil lacks the ability to absorb the fertilizer’s health-giving chemicals. As a result, the same chemicals stay in the soil, and do not reach the plant parts that stand ready to receive, and benefit from, the vein’s contents.

Still, any watering schedule should ensure completion of the nutrient’s delivery. Obviously, the act of washing away nutrients, by using too much water does not achieve the desired end result. Instead, it increases the likelihood for a loss of whatever nutrients could have aided growth of a given, fertilized plant.

That is why it is best to water in the early morning or evening hours. Those are the periods of the day when the soil exhibits an increased ability to soak up the refreshing liquid.

Some gardeners might live in regions of the U.S where drought conditions have caused the government to limit the number of watering days during the week. Any fertilization efforts ought to coordinate with the enforced schedule. Otherwise, those same efforts might fall short of achieving the sort of results that the gardener had expected.