Get ready for a lush, green lawn and beautiful flower beds! Our range of lawn & garden fertilizers are here to help you get the results you want. Our formulas are specially designed to nourish your plants with the essential nutrients they need for healthy growth. Whether you're looking for a vibrant flower bed or the perfect lawn, Dunvegan has you covered!
Lawn and garden fertilizers are essential for keeping your plants healthy and vibrant. Fertilizers provide nutrients that plants need to grow, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, which are often lacking in the soil. They come in various forms, including granular, liquid, and slow-release, each with its unique benefits.
Fertilizers primary purpose is to promote healthy plant growth. Regularly fertilizing your lawn and garden ensures that your plants are getting the nutrients they need to thrive, resulting in lusher foliage, more abundant blooms, and stronger root systems.
Fertilizers can also help plants resist diseases and pests. Healthy plants are less susceptible to insect infestations and fungal infections, making fertilizers an essential tool in plant protection. Certain fertilizers contain micronutrients like iron and zinc that can help prevent deficiencies that may lead to stunted growth or yellowing leaves.
Ok, but what do all of the numbers mean?
When you look at a fertilizer container and see 10-40-25, it can be a bit confusing to know what the numbers are referring to.
Let's break it down. The numbers are percentages of 3 types of elements:
- 1st number - Nitrogen
Helps with leaf development and makes your plants green
- 2nd number - Phosphorous
Aids in root growth and helps produce blooms
- 3rd number - Potassium
Vital for disease resistance and root development, promotes all around well-being
When looking at 10-40-25, we've got 10% nitrogen, 40% phosphorous, and 25% potassium. Wait a second! Those numbers don't add up to 100%! The remaining percentage (in our case 25%) is the fertilizer base. Depending on the type of fertilizer, the base can consist of sand, water, natural materials or other vitamins and minerals that help to balance out the blend.
Choosing a fertilizer
When choosing a fertilizer, it's essential to consider factors such as the type of plants you're growing, the soil type, and the season. For example, slow-release fertilizers are ideal for plants that need a steady supply of nutrients over a more extended period. Liquid fertilizers are ideal for quickly correcting nutrient deficiencies in plants, while granular fertilizers are best suited for larger areas, such as lawns.
We're here to help
Fertilizers are an essential ingredient for promoting healthy plant growth and protecting them from pests and diseases. There's a lot to consider when buying fertilizer, but luckily you've got us in your corner. Come see us for all your fertilizer needs and expert advice.