In spring, it’s time for active work for gardeners and farmers. In order to get a good harvest in the fall, you need to work in the spring. In particular, in the spring it is very important to choose the right fertilizers and to introduce them into the soil. It is necessary to take into account the needs of the crops that will be grown on the field.
Feeding the backyard and garden in the spring is a very important preparatory stage, before planting the plants. Many beginner gardeners and farmers are wondering hove to feed the garden in the spring. In this article we will try to answer this question.
The need for fertilizers in the spring is explained by the fact that the soil is exhausted from year to year, and it needs to restore the structure and availability of nutrients.
What use to fertilize?
What to fertilize a garden and backyard in the spring? The spring period is a wonderful period for applying both organic and mineral fertilizers. From the list of organic fertilizers you can use rotten compost, manure, chicken droppings, etc. Those who adhere to natural vegetable growing and horticulture, make these fertilizers. They are no worse than purchased fertilizers.
As a rule, organic fertilizers are brought in autumn after harvesting. However, if this was not done, then it does not matter, you can fertilize in the spring. The rates of application to the soil are as follows: 1 bucket of compost or overgrown manure is applied per square meter. You can also make fertilizer based on peat. Such fertilizers improve the structure of the soil, loosen it, and saturate with all the necessary nutrients that persist in the soil for a very long time.
The fertilizing the backyard and garden with organic fertilizers:
- Organic fertilizers are expensive. In order to fertilize the field, you will have to shell out a considerable amount of money. Therefore, never throw away or burn organic remains (dry grass, rotten vegetables and fruits, etc.), and stack them separately in the compost pile. Good for those who keep animals or birds.
- Fresh manure, especially bird droppings can burn the roots of plants.
- There is a possibility of infection of plants with diseases. Again, this probability arises if the manure is not sufficiently rotten.
- Specific smell. This is undoubtedly a drawback.
The fertilizing with mineral fertilizers:
In addition to organic, you can make mineral fertilizers. Feeding with mineral fertilizers is much easier. They are sold in any store in a concentrated form. You need only be guided by certain dosages. Apply mineral fertilizers only immediately before digging.
The norms for the application of mineral fertilizers are as follows: 300-350 grams of nitrogen fertilizers, 200-250 grams of phosphorus fertilizers, 200-250 grams of potassium fertilizers per 10 square meters of the site. Mineral fertilizers do not improve the soil structure, but only saturate it with nutrients. Another disadvantage of such fertilizers is that they are quickly washed out of the soil.
Let’s sum up a little. If you have the opportunity to fertilize your backyard or garden organic, then fertilized it. If this is not possible, then apply mineral fertilizers.