How to Balance Plant Nutrients

9th Oct 2012

In order to balance plant nutrients, it is necessary to know what ground you are working with. Use PH soil testers to get a sense of the soil quality and what type of plant nutrients you need. You can balance out the plant nutrient level with plenty of healthy compost and fertilizer that contains plant nutrients and good microbes.

It is also important to know the plant materials necessary to secure growth. The type of nutrients will require specific nutrient types for plants to grow well. For instance, some plants require more acidic soil so it is best to add the necessary acidic materials such as citrus in order to secure proper growth. You can also buy acidic soil yourself. The amount of plant nutrients also requires how large of a garden you are growing. In order to get a good idea of how plant nutrients will play a role, be sure to space out your garden and add the necessary soil within that parameter. Bags of soil, compost and fertilizer will have the necessary nutrient types and there are nutrient levels on the bags that will guide the gardener when it comes to balancing the right plant nutrients.

In order for plants to become successful, it is necessary that they have the necessary building blocks of plant life: phosphorous, nitrogen and potassium. There are also supportive plant nutrients such as calcium, copper and magnesium. Different plants will require levels of plant nutrients, but all plants will need those ingredients in order to do well. Gardeners should head to their local nurseries in order to get a good idea of nutrient levels. If you need only a certain nutrient then be sure to measure the ingredients properly to make sure a plant is getting the right amount of nutrition.

There are all kinds of methods that one can use in order to secure plant health. You can renew your plant nutrient level with the right amount of fertilizer. Sometimes plants only need fertilizer once a year while some will need the proper amount of manure as a plant is nurtured. You can also make your own compost in order to secure a steady supply of plant nutrition. Compost should always be used immediately instead of having excess materials simply lying around. Balancing the right amount of compost and manure will save you money and will prevent materials from rotting. With the right measuring and knowing a soil nutrient type, gardeners can achieve the correct balance of plant nutrients.