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How to Fertilize a Tree

How to Fertilize a Tree?

Tools and Materials granular fertilizer tape measure calculator (optional) scale garden hose and water source shovel to check moisture depth Step 1: Determine Need for Fertilizer Compare trees to others of the same kind: Look at leaf size and color, and the length of new twig growth. Small, pale leaves and stunted growth may signal fertilizer …

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How do I Know Which Fertilizer to Use?

How do I Know Which Fertilizer to Use?

About Fertilizer There are three essential macronutrients-nutrients needed in large amounts-that are the most commonly referenced in fertilizers. By understanding how each of these components influences plant growth and knowing your soil deficiencies (through a soil test), choosing fertilizer can be easy. On most fertilizer packaging, three numbers are listed, separated by dashes (e.g. 10-5-5). …

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What do the Numbers Mean on a Bag of Fertilizer?

What do the Numbers Mean on a Bag of Fertilizer?

Bags of garden fertilizer have three numbers on the label in bold, referred to as the fertilizer analysis or “grade”. The first number refers to the percentage of nitrogen (N) in the mix; the second number is the percentage of Phosphate (P2O5); the third number is the amount of Potassium (sometimes referred to as potash) …

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The role of earthworms in sustainable agriculture

The role of earthworms in sustainable agriculture

Greek philosopher Aristotle described earthworms as the ‘intestines of the earth’ Sustainable agriculture means the production of food from plants or animals using different agricultural techniques that protect communities, the environment, and animal welfare. The extensive use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers to boost crop yields may have resulted in good yields and productivity, but it has caused …

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