Homemade Tree Fertilizer
Can homemade tree fertilizer be as good as the commercial ones? The answer is yes. If the soil in your garden does not contain adequate nutrients for your trees, they may be very easily to get ill or be infected by fungi or pests. You should apply corresponding fertilizer to the nutrient-deficient soil based on the individual case of your garden. You can adjust the percentage of different nutrients by yourself in you homemade fertilizers based on the accurate measurement of your soil.
Before making any fertilizers for you backyard, you should do some measurement beforehand to decide if your soil is short of one or multiple nutrients which are necessary for the trees’ growth. You can simply observe the leaves of you trees to check if there are some abnormal things especially some unhealthy colors appearing on the leaves. You can get some professional soil measurement appliance from the market and take some accurate measurements.
Compost is one of the common homemade fertilizers for trees and plants. All materials should be organic stuff which you can collect easily from your garden like fallen leaves and dead grass etc. To make high quality compost, you should balance the amount of carbon and nitrogen contained in the compost. Some organic things can be used for carbon compost such as leaves, paper, and wood. Another group of things like animal manure and decayed food can be a good ingredient for nitrogen compost. The best ration of carbon to nitrogen should be around 30:1. One of the common mistakes beginners are easily to have is they do not add adequate carbon object for their compost. You can put all of these things into a container and wait them to be decomposed. Generally, it normally takes several weeks to finish the decomposition.
If the soil is lack of calcium and potassium, some egg shells or bone residue can be a good source for the fertilizer. You can grind them into power and put them evenly into your soil. If you tend to make liquid fertilizers to facilitate absorption by plants, you can put them in boiling water and boil them for a couple of hours.
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