When using organic fertilizer, it’s not enough to simply apply it to the soil and let it work its magic. In many cases, it might be a good idea for you to get more involved in tending to your soil and making sure your fertilizer is able to do its job:
- Make sure that the soil’s pH is at its ideal level. The pH plays an important role in creating the right environment for your plants and lawn, so that fewer nutrients will be required for them to thrive.
- Feed your soil at the right time each year. This means typically to apply your organic fertilizer in the month of April or right when you plant some of your plants or seed your grasses. The key is to apply a small to moderate amount, depending on what you’re planting, and allow the fertilizer to release slowly into the ground.
- Combine the fertilizer you buy with homemade items such as coffee grounds and banana peels, so you can increase the amount of certain nutrients.
- Use a different type of organic fertilizer before the winter comes. You might have heard a lot of experts tell you that you should fertilize your lawn before winter. However, for that purpose it’s best to use special winter fertilizer, rather than using the same kind you’d add in the spring.
- Aerate your lawn before winter. As the freeze sets in, an aerated lawn will allow roots to breathe, ensure that they get enough water and provide them with a steady stream of nutrients all winter, as you add some good quality organic fertilizer.