All about foliage fertilizers and bloom fertilizers
This article will tell you how, which fertilizers to choose, and what plants to use.
Autumn feeding of berry bushes
You need to feed berry bushes only after harvesting. But you do not need to delay this procedure for a long time, it is optimal to apply fertilizers at the end of summer.
Here’s how you can fertilize berry bushes:
Ash. This natural fertilizer is ideal for shrubs.
Complex mineral fertilizer. They can be purchased at any gardening store.
Chicken manure. Working with this fertilizer is not very pleasant. But the result is worth it. Take from 800 g to 3 kg per 1 sq.m of soil. After applying fertilizer, dig up the soil.
Fruit tree fertilizer
For Apple trees, pears, plums and cherries, the following foliage fertilizers are suitable:
Humus. Young trees will need 30 kg, “Oldies” 10 or more years will need about 50 kg.
Phosphorus-potassium compounds. For Apple and pear trees, you need a powder of 200 g of potassium sulfate and 300 g of superphosphate. This composition is mixed with any organic fertilizer, poured into the trunk circle and watered abundantly. For plums and pears, prepare a solution of 3 tablespoons of superphosphate and 2 tablespoons of potassium sulfate per 10 liters of water. Each tree will require 4-5 buckets of this mixture.
Manure. You can not use fresh manure, it should stand for 2-3 years. You need to add 4-5 kg of manure to the trunk circle of the tree, dig and sprinkle with any mulch.
Complex fertilizer. Sold in specialty stores.
Autumn feeding of coniferous trees
Many gardeners believe that coniferous trees are unpretentious plants. But this is not the case. Even though they do not bear fruit, they need to be fed. Ideal for this purpose is a mulch made of wood bark or special fertilizers. Some gardeners fertilize coniferous trees with rotted manure, laying it in a layer of 5 cm.
It is important not to overdo it. The fact is that if you overfeed a coniferous tree in the fall, it will begin to grow actively. In this case, it will spend all the forces intended for wintering. If you overfeed a coniferous tree, it may not survive the cold.
An autumn top dressing of strawberries and garden strawberries
It is important to foliage fertilize the plants no later than September, otherwise it will reduce the thermal stability of the bushes. Top dressing can be combined with pruning.
Strawberries can be fed with organic fertilizers:
- Bird droppings. This is a fairly aggressive fertilizer that can burn the roots due to its acidity. Therefore, the litter is bred in water in a ratio of 1: 15-20. This solution is watered the soil between the bushes, without getting on the roots.
- Cow dung. You need to prepare a mixture of 1 part mullein and 10 parts water, insist a day in a warm place. Pour the resulting mixture over the strawberries at the rate of 1 liter per 1 Bush.
- The slurry should be diluted with 8 parts of water and infused in a warm place for two days. Enter in one Bush no more than a liter of the mixture.
* Wood ash is added to the base of plants no more than 1 Cup per 1 sq. m.
also like mineral bloom fertilizers. Potash salt and superphosphate are ideal components of a complex fertilizer for strawberries. It is acceptable to use both in dry form and in the form of a mixture. But in any case, you should water the bushes abundantly after the feeding procedure.
Roses love foliar feeding. To do this, prepare one of the solutions •
* 50 g of superphosphate, 1 liter of hot water and another 10 liters of water
* Potassium monophosphate 5 g or superphosphate 5 g and 10 l of water
* 200 g of ash and 10 l of water
One of these mixtures should be sprayed on the leaves and trunks of roses. The advantage of this method of rose fertilizer is that the plant gets all the necessary minerals, and the composition of the soil does not change.
For root feeding, rotted compost is suitable. It will gradually decompose, giving the soil useful substances. Compost also serves as a mulch.
Autumn feeding of lilies
The ideal bloom fertilizer for lilies is superphosphate or potassium sulfate. Compost or leaf humus is also suitable. This is enough for the successful wintering of lilies.
Fall fertilizing of the lawn
Mineral fertilizers are suitable for lawn grass. For example, potassium and phosphorus.
Carry out autumn fertilizing of the lawn twice a season. The first time-in early autumn, the second-before frost.
As a result of these procedures, the grass will easily survive frosts, and in the spring it will rise earlier, forming side shoots faster.
Conclusion of foliage fertilizers and bloom fertilizers
Autumn feeding of plants is a very important procedure. In any case, you should not turn a blind eye to this and end the season immediately after harvesting. Plants gave a lot of effort to grow fruits, so you need to thank them and help them overwinter. This can only be done using the feeding procedure.