This is the time of the year when many gardens across the country are looking their very best. As the fall harvest approaches people around the country are taking stock of their latest garden produce to make sure that their earlier efforts are paying off. From the fertilizer for root growth that was applied a few weeks ago to the deep root fertilization that will be applied near the end of the season, it is important to make sure that you are using the right kind of materials.
In parts of the country where there is plenty of rain, the natural moisture may be enough. In locations where there is not enough rain, on the other hand, it is important to make sure that you water all of your outdoor plants, vegetables, and trees as much as necessary.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the need for fertilizer for root growth and other methods that you can use to make your yard and your trees look their best:
- Most plants require a soil pH of 6.5 to 6.8m to absorb phosphorus.
- While simultaneously reducing the mortality rate in seedlings by up to 60%, indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) increases the rate of growth in young plants.
- Although it has almost exclusively been used with root cuttings and associated applications to enhance root regeneration, IBA has been in use for more than 70 years.
- There are six primary nutrients that plants require. The first three, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, plants get from air and water. Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are the other three nutrients that plants need and these are often added through fertilizers.
- Valued at approximately $200 billion, agricultural and chemical minerals are very important in industrial use of fertilizers. These are often used in the form of root starter and roots fertilizer, in addition to other kinds of tree care.
- Although the remainder has been lost to leaching, denitrification, N2O gas emissions, runoff, and erosion, crops retain between 30% and 70% of fertilizers applied.
Fertilizers enhance the growth of plants in two basic ways. The traditional method is with additives that provide nutrients. The second method is when fertilizers act to enhance the effectiveness of the soil by modifying its water retention and aeration. Either way, most research indicates that the right fertilizer applied at the right time of the growth cycle is a good investment.