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Fertilizer Fundamentals: Nourishing Your Lawn and Garden for Growth

Fertilizer Fundamentals: Nourishing Your Lawn and Garden for Growth

Amy Gray |

Spring is here, and the garden is in full swing! While my seedlings get settled in their raised beds and the peas are sprouting, I’m checking my supplies to ensure I have everything the Spring garden may need for its growth journey ahead. In order to have a fruitful garden or lawn, it will need to be fed.

It's recommended to fertilize your lawn while it’s actively growing. Here in Georgia, that means fertilizing in late Spring or early Summer. Generally, your yard will do just fine with an equal balance of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. However, things can get a little trickier in the garden.

In the garden, there are many ways to feed your plants. You can use liquid fertilizers that you add slowly over time, or soil amendment fertilizers that gradually release into the soil. There are numerous organic options, such as compost and worm castings, or even worm compost tea, which can be applied as a mild liquid fertilizer to add an extra kick of nitrogen throughout your plant’s growth cycle. When choosing a fertilizer, it is important to reference the plants you are trying to grow and the nutrients those plants need to thrive. Nitrogen is important for beautiful green, leafy growth, while phosphorus is vital for flower and fruit development, and potassium aids in the plant’s defense against stress, such as heat and drought. Therefore, lettuce might get away with higher amounts of nitrogen due to its leafy growth, while your tomatoes might prefer higher amounts of phosphorus to produce that fruit.

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Remember, a healthy garden starts from the ground up!