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The days are getting longer, there is more light and the plants need more nutrients in order to revive their vegetation. This is the best time for fertilize the soil and have a flourishing and prosperous garden.
Most of the plants in the garden and vegetable garden go through a period of vegetative rest during the winter. Spring represents the period of the rebirth of plants that concentrate their energies in the production of new leaves and new shoots, which is why the garden must be dynamized and fertilize the soil.
In view of the summer, plants need fertilizers with a high nitrogen content, possibly using well-mature organic fertilizer: this type of fertilizer keeps the nitrogen available in the soil for a few months. Furthermore the organic fertilizer has the undeniable advantage of improving the soil mixture, making it easier for plants to develop their root system.
The development of the turf begins in March and reaches its peak in May: during this time it will be necessary to ensure that the vegetative activity can progress at its best. Until May it will be appropriate to administer in abundance fertilizer rich in nitrogen to favor its recovery and development.
The percentage of nitrogen must always be higher than that of phosphorus and potassium: this is because nitrogen, favoring the development of the leaves, is the most important element for the development of the turf. Next in order of importance is potassium which intervenes in the development of the root system and gives the herb greater resistance to disease. In somelawn fertilizers there are moderate quantities of iron, useful for reviving the green of the lawn and limiting the development of moss. In this period it is important to intensify the frequency with which the lawn is cut in the garden.
Which organic fertilizers to choose for our plants?
The best solution is to move towards choices ofgardening sustainable.
THEnatural fertilizers allow you to better nourish your plants, which now need to acquire constituent substances in order to return to grow and bloom in all its beauty: rainwater and tap water may have eliminated an important layer of humus, which must be reconstituted thanks to the laying of new soil with natural fertilizers.
Theorganic fertilizer it is the best solution in terms of environmental sustainability: they represent a greater value in terms of enrichment of the physical and biological characteristics of the soil.
What are the natural fertilizers? In fruit growing and horticulture the still wine (contains nitrogen and potassium of organic origin, natural substances, noble proteins and amino acids), while for gardens and ornamental plants it is advisable to cornunghia, a fertilizer obtained from the drying of horns and hooves of animals such as cattle. Thisnatural fertilizer it is chosen very frequently because in addition to improving the structure of the soil, it is able to develop the settlement of micro-organisms useful for strengthening the soil itself.
Otherorganic fertilizer it is the manure, it is a type of manure composed of a mixture of the manure of many animals (cattle, sheep, horses, etc.) duly treated and transformed to obtain the natural fertilizer. Its peculiarity is to reproduce the formation of humus in the subsoil in terms of functional effects, improving the structure of the soil and its microflora.
The natural fertilizer par excellence, however, is compost, an activity that can be carried out directly at home thanks to the separate collection and recycling of waste (in this case organic). It is useful to read our article "How to make compost“.
If we have some acidophilic plants in the garden (all plants that need to be grown on acidic soils, i.e. on soils that have a pH below 6.5) such as camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, magnolias, heather, kalmie, Leucothoe, Pieris in addition to the manure we also spread iron sulphate on the ground, and some fresh soil, specific for acidophilic plants.