Organic Fertilizer Recipes

When growing an organic yard, look for appropriate fertilizer recipes, as the organic requirements restrict overall ingredients. When creating an organic fertilizer, knowledge of the overall benefits of particular ingredients is essential. Then, you can create fertilizers and experiment with them without any fear of harming the plants, as organic fertilizers do not contain the harsh chemicals that can so easily burn the roots of many plants.

Flowers

When creating a fertilizer for flowers, the goals are typically proper soil pH as well as enough nutrients to encourage vigorous blooms. Most flowers need a steady supply of nitrogen, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium to bloom well. Consider experimenting with ingredients such as fish fertilizer, kelp extract, Epsom salts, apple cider vinegar and molasses to complete the necessary nutrient requirements. In addition, coffee grounds can also be added directly to the soil to give the plants an excellent energy boost, and provide the necessary acidic soil to better maintain the added nutrients.

Lawn

Grasses are heavy feeders on nitrogen, so ample natural amounts of it should be regularly added. Ammonia is an excellent source of nitrogen for lawns. Lawns are also more likely than gardens to suffer from molds and diseases. To aid in this problem, consider adding tea tree oil, liquid dish soap, and mouthwash. To promote good microbial activity beer, tea, molasses, or coffee can be added directly to the soil.

Disease Treatment

Many plants can also suffer from various diseases that can cause entire beds and grass patches to die off. To fight off diseases throughout the garden organically, first consider only watering a few times each week and only in the morning so that any pooling water will have the entire day to evaporate. Removing any dead foliage is also excellent. Finally, consider a bi-annual treatment of tea tree oil lightly sprayed around the garden. Tea tree oil is a natural anti-mold, anti-fugal and anti-bacterial oil that will keep the soil healthy.

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Ann White is a freelance journalist with prior experience as a Corporate and Business Attorney and Family Law Mediator. She has written for multiple university newspapers and has published over 300 articles for publishers such as EHow and Garden Guides. White earned her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.