Fertilization Made Easy!
Have you ever walked down the fertilizer aisle at your local garden store? It can be overwhelming with so many choices — Do you buy liquid or granular fertilizer? What ratio of nutrients is best? Which fertilizer should be applied in the spring? Why do you need to fertilize?
First off, fertilization during the spring is essential for establishing a healthy, lush lawn or garden for throughout the summer. It helps supplement and fortify your soil with the required mineral and nutrient content for optimal plant growth.
Secondly, there are few ways to make fertilization simpler – contact Rock Solid about one of our maintenance packages or by installing a fertigation system. This will take the guess work out of fertilization and make that trip down the fertilizer aisle less stressful.
How Fertigation Works
A fertigation system is an easy, cost beneficial way to apply fertilizer. An injection tank attaches right to your sprinkler system and distributes the fertilizer evenly over your yard, eliminating the potential of misapplication and burn spots.
Rock Solid can easily and affordably install a fertigation system on your pre-existing sprinkler system. Or if you’re thinking of installing a new sprinkler system, we highly recommend adding a fertigation tank and for our Minnesota soil, using a 15-0-5 fertilizer.
The Benefits of a Fertigation System
Not only does fertigation alleviate the stress of how and when to fertilize, it delivers better results. Your landscape will be healthier, require less water, and have less weeds.
By delivering continuous small micro-doses of nutrients, your plants can establish stronger roots faster and over time; this results in thicker, denser foliage.
Establishing a thick lawn in the spring helps reduce potential bare spots — which weeds love — in the middle of the summer. The old adage we all heard from our grandpa, “a healthy lawn chokes out the weeds” is very true. If your lawn is thick and healthy, weed seeds have nowhere to land and lay down their roots.
You can also add natural critter and insect-control products to your fertigation system, which saves you time and money. In traditional application, you would have to apply organic control product several times over the summer to be effective. However, by adding it to your fertigation tank, you’ll have continuous application and use less product over time.
The Responsible Way to Fertilize
We recently celebrated Earth Day and were reminded about our responsibility to take care of our planet, including conserving water and reducing pollution. Fertigation does both and is the responsible way to fertilize your lawn.
A healthy lawn requires less water. Using a fertigation system can decrease water consumption by up to 20–50 percent, which is responsible and money-saving! Who doesn’t want a lower water bill in the summer?
Also, one of the major environmental complaints about fertilization is the water run-off and chemicals entering the cities drainage system, rivers, or lakes. The use of organic products and micro-dosing eliminates this environmental problem. The continuous small amounts of nutrients that are applied to your lawn are absorbed by your plants and don’t leach into the environment.
Worth the Investment
Ultimately, you’re protecting the investment you made when you first established your landscape design. You chose your plants carefully and by helping them mature more quickly and helping them stay healthy, you’ll experience greater enjoyment for the money spent.
The upfront cost of installation is affordable and well worth it – it’s easy, organic, and reduces your overall maintenance costs. If you have any questions about the installation of a fertigation system, please give us a call at 763-398-0739.