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Your own custom care CD contains information about reading fertilizer labels, various types of fertilizer available, how to select what's right for your needs, calculating amounts to use, nutrient deficiencies and specific fertilizer issues relating to the plants in your own landscape plan. The example below gives a very brief taste of what you'll see.

Fertilizer Guide

Introduction

Fertilizer comes in various "analyses," and it's important to understand what the label on a bag of fertilizer means. All fertilizer labels have three bold numbers, which represent the three primary nutrients, nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). The first number is the amount of nitrogen (N), the second....

Nitrogen helps plants with rapid growth, increasing seed and fruit production and ....

Phosphorus, like nitrogen, is an essential part of the process of photosynthesis and helps with the transformation ...

Potassium helps in the building of protein, photosynthesis, fruit quality and reduction of diseases. It is absorbed ....

Calculating how much fertilizer to use. Fertilizer recommendations are usually made in terms of pounds of ....

Nutrient Deficiencies. Additional fertilizers may be required if plants exhibit signs of nutritional deficiency....

Selecting Fertilizers

A trip down the fertilizer aisle at any big box store will reveal a dizzying array of plant foods for everything from roses to citrus to palms to turf to vegetables. Add to that the various forms the stuff comes in-liquid, stakes, time-release, organic-and a vast array of package sizes and prices, and a person could run away screaming. How do you decide what to buy?

Start by reading the label. If you're looking for a good ....

Some types of fertilizer may contain additional secondary ...

How to Fertilize

Most Ornamentals

Ornamental trees, shrubs, grasses, herbaceous perennials and ground covers planted less than three years should be fertilized .....

Plants from your design to include in this category are:

Established shrubs and trees in lawn areas exposed to lawn fertilizers should ....

Annuals and Perennials

Annuals and perennials should be fertilized .....

Plants to include in this category are:

Palms

The nutritional needs of palms are different from those of other landscape plants. They are especially prone .....


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