Find out the nutrients most vital to plants and how to read a fertilizer label. Learn about soil pH and why it is important. Find out the best time to fertilize plants.

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  • Fertilizer Basics

    Fertilizer Basics

    Lacking nutrients that plants need to thrive, not only causes them to falter, but also makes them more susceptible to pests and diseases. The three nutrients most vital to plants are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). Because many parts of the west are deficient in both decomposing plant … Read More

  • Fertilizer Label

    Fertilizer Labels

    Nitrogen (N) is listed first, followed by phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). The numbers listed stand for the percentage of each element. A formula of 20-6-12 means the product contains 20% nitrogen, 6% phosphorus, and 12% potassium. Any fertilzer that contains some percentage of each of these three nutrients is … Read More

  • pH Soil Tester

    Soil pH

    The term “pH” refers to a soil`s acidity or alkalinity. It is measured on a scale from 0 to 14, with a neutral point at 7. A pH value lower than 7 is acidic, while one higher than 7 is alkalinity. Good garden soil usually has a pH between 6 … Read More