Garden Fertilizing: Two Steps to a Blossoming Garden

Garden Fertilizing: Two Steps to a Blossoming Garden

True green thumbs take pride in their garden. Whether your garden is full of rich herbs, plump vegetables, or stunning flowers, it takes meticulous work and garden care to create and maintain a garden. For that reason, garden fertilizing can be intimidating. Your plants need fertilizer to grow, but do you need a special fertilizer for fruit and vegetables? What about your delicate flowers, will certain fertilizers be too harsh? Simple Lawn Solutions carries the garden fertilizer your plants crave, with all the nurturing nutrients and none of the harmful fillers.


What Your Garden Needs

The plants in your garden need nutrients, similar to your lawn. While plants do need the primary three nutrients you use on our lawn — nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, called macronutrients — your garden usually meets those macronutrient levels on its own. Garden plants absorb those macronutrients from their soil by way of dead bugs, fallen petals, and more. However, garden plants are special; they need a team of micronutrients in order to use those macronutrients correctly. Before you use our micronutrient treatment in your garden care, you must first condition the soil.


A Deeper Look at Your Soil / Soil Treatment

In order for your plants to gain those necessary micronutrients, your soil needs to be conditioned. “Soil conditioning” is the step of garden fertilizing that improves the quality of your soil so that it can hold water, nutrients, and sustain a percentage of organic matter. If you add micronutrient fertilizer to your soil without conditioning it first, your plants will not be able to properly absorb those micronutrients! By adding our Garden Raw Organic Soil Conditioner to your garden, you are creating an environment where nutrients can freely move around, eventually leading them to your plant’s roots. With powerful humic and fulvic acid, your soil will soon be ready for a micronutrient treatment.


Humic Acid

The two main ingredients in our Garden Raw Organic Soil Conditioner are humic acid and fulvic acid. Humic acid provides long-lasting benefits over time. They improve the soil by increasing the Cation Exchange Capacity, which allows nutrients and water to be held in your soil for a longer period of time. That gives your plants more opportunities to retrieve and absorb those nutrients with their roots. Humic acid improves the overall structure of the soil, which helps plants flourish. Plants that grow in soil with rich humic acid are bigger and stronger than soil without, making humic acid a vital part of your garden care.


Fulvic Acid

Similarly contributing to plant growth in your garden care is fulvic acid. Fulvic acid is very concentrated compared to humic acid, and it’s made up of smaller particles, which means its more bio-available to your garden plants. This nutrient increases your plants’ metabolism and also improves their root development, so they become stronger plants! If you think your soil is the problem in your garden plants’ stunted growth, fulvic acid is the key ingredient in soil conditioner to rejuvenate your soil and create an environment where your garden can thrive.


The Organic Makeup of Micronutrients

Once your soil is conditioned to hold onto nutrients, it’s time to add the micronutrients! The micronutrients your garden needs activate many plant functions. This includes withstanding disease, sprouting more fruit or vegetables, adding more flavor to those fruits and vegetables, resisting pests, growing strong roots, and maintaining health throughout the growing season.  These micronutrients are, essentially, organic matter, and can be obtained through compost. However, the composting process can take months, but you might be hesitant to reach for a micronutrient supplement in fear of harmful ingredients. Our Pure Organic Micronutrient Booster is exactly that: pure and organic. You won’t find a higher standard of ingredients than at Simple Lawn Solutions, and this micronutrient booster is so pure that your plants will absorb it instantaneously, correcting any mineral deficiencies!


Our Micronutrient Formula

By adding Pure Organic Micronutrient Booster into your garden care routine, you are adding nine essential micronutrients that your soil will harness to develop and grow your garden plants. These micronutrients are:

  •       Manganese
  •       Zinc
  •       Iron
  •       Magnesium
  •       Sulfur


Fruit & Vegetable Gardens

Seeing all those micronutrients might cause hesitation if you are a fruit and vegetable grower. But never fear, our products and ingredients were designed to be safe on fruit, vegetables, flowers, and of course, your lawn! Remember what the soil conditioner and micronutrients are there to do: fend off disease and pests. Without these ingredients in your garden fertilizing, you might be picking fruit and vegetables that have harmful bacteria or the start of a disease. Instead of risking feeding those to your family, create a safe and healthy environment for your crops to grow!


Application Made Easy

The best time to condition your soil and apply your micronutrients is in the spring or fall. During these seasons, your garden soil is stable enough for some serious garden care and maintenance. You want to apply the Root Hume (Humic/Fulvic) Garden Raw Organic Soil Conditioner in four stages, but they vary, depending on if you have a fruit-forming garden or not. For a fruit-forming garden, condition in this order.

  1.     Planting
  2.     Active growing stage
  3.     Flowering stage
  4.     When the fruit forms


For non-fruit gardens, you can spread out the four applications however you like, but be sure to start at planting. Make sure to mix five ounces of Garden Raw Organic Soil Conditioner with one gallon of water for proper garden fertilizing concentration. The Pure Organic Micronutrient Booster is even easier; you can apply it as needed! We recommend using every 10-14 days. Mix four tablespoons of the Pure Organic Micronutrient Booster to each gallon of water needed, depending on the size of your garden.


Garden Fertilizing Tips

Before you set off to pamper your garden into a flowering plot, here are a few tips to get the best results:

  •       Do not condition soil when it’s too wet, as that can harm the soil structure.
  •       Use the shower spray setting on your hose, so as to not damage the garden.
  •       Pay attention to the tilth, the soil structure will tell you the health of your garden.
  •       Regularly condition the soil and add micronutrients for the best looking (and tasting) garden!

What are you waiting for? Grab your garden fertilizing needs and get to work – your beautiful garden is waiting to bloom!

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