What are some types of fertilizers? The term ‘fertilizer’ defines all chemical substances (fertilizers) needed for good plant to growth and function. They actually represent a kind of feed supplements with rich substrate and they are able to unveil their undercoat plants with mineral elements when it is exhausted.
In trade there are a variety of types of fertilizers and their derivatives.
Most contain only nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium because it is considered that the other minerals, that the plant needs are incomparably smaller amounts can be found enough in substrate.
The types of fertilizers on the commercial market today have precise destinations: for plants with flowers, for decorative plant with leaves, for cactus, for orchid, for geraniums, etc., taking into account the significance and the role of each plant and macronutrient in plant life and especially in relation to the requirements or weaknesses of the moment we know with precision what types of fertilizers we should choose.
Liquid fertilizers are administered in the mixture with water for wetting. With each label there is precise details of the way, the frequency and the amount by which self-fertilizing the plant. It is good to follow them and do not exceed the quantity indicated never because you may raise awareness and burns the roots plant. There is a slow absorption for these types of fertilizers liquids made of organic materials (feces of birds, and animals, beetroot, etc.) which have the disadvantage of being powerful smell.
This type of fertilizers applies to larger intervals. In contrast, mineral fertilizers are absorbed quickly therefore can be applied more often. They are usually colorless and odorless but can burn vegetative parts of plants, especially when applied to very dry substrate.
Types of fertilizers that are solid are presented in three forms: powders, granules and bars. Unlike liquid fertilizers applied two or three times a month, solid types of fertilizers are absorbed much more slowly, providing plant ‘food’ needed more time. For example the granules are applied annually, usually spring once with transplantation and sticks shall be applied once every 3 months.
Dusts are solid fertilizers, precise dosage that is diluted in water at the time of their use. Granules slowly and gradually diffuse minerals in their composition with the longest time of action. They are very easy to use and well tolerated by most plants.
Foliar fertilizers are presented in liquid form and are applied to the leaves, weekly spraying. They are also all fertilizers that are rapidly absorbed and usually well tolerated.
Any types of fertilizers we choose the most important thing is to fertilize correctly and efficiently, that is, to know which product to apply and especially when and how to enforce it.
Fertilization is done for the most intensive spring when plants start a new plant lifecycle and recover after the cold period.Continue during the whole summer to stimulate flowering and gradually drops the concentration of fertilizer as winter approaches. With the exception are the plants which are active in winter and blowing this season and not fertilize at this time of year.