All plants require certain chemical elements for proper growth and appearance with at least 16 of these known to be essential elements which all except carbon, hydrogen and oxygen are obtained from the soil and absorbed by the plants roots. If limited nutrients are available in the soil growth and quality are effected however essential elements can be added through fertilizer.
Rose Care & Fertilization
A rose fertilization program involves applying fertilizer in spring and throughout the growing season. This promotes healthy cane growth, lush foliage and quality blooms. Roses are heavy feeders and take lots of nutrients from the soil; they need to be feed often and lightly. Good hygiene is crucial to prevent disease and keep on top of pests; no one wants spindly canes sporting spider mites, beetles and mildew instead of beautiful flowers. Roses need some help and by keeping them watered, fertilized and pruned it also makes the plants are less susceptible to attack.
Palm Tree Seasonal Fertilization Program
Palms look much better if they have adequate nutrients and fertilizing palms is one of the important ways to keeping them vigorous and attractive.
In our Arizona landscapes nitrogen is the most commonly deficient nutrient and when it is lacking the older fronds turn pale green or yellow. Using a palm food fertilizer will result in lush green growth. The product is spread under the canopy, avoiding the trunk area, and applied according to the tree's size.
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Citrus Tree Seasonal Program
Nitrogen is the element that established citrus trees need the most and it is responsible for assuring a good fruit crop and a healthy tree. Feeder roots are located just below the surface of the soil, so it is important not to over fertilize, which could burn these tender roots.
The amount of fertilizer used will vary according to the age and size of the tree, and in some cases the variety of tree. Established grapefruit trees for instance only need one-half the amount of fertilizer normally given to other varieties of citrus.
Typically, citrus is fertilized three times a year with the amount of nitrogen they need divided into three equal quantities.
Citrus Care Newsletter Article
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Fruit & Nut Seasonal Program
Successful fruit production requires an adequate supply of essential nutrients; the primary being nitrogen in some form. It can be supplied in the form of ammonium sulfate or any balanced fertilizer.