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Watch Out For These 4 Rookie Fertilizing Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Garden

Watch Out For These 4 Rookie Fertilizing Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Garden

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Everyone makes small slip-ups in gardening sometimes. I sometimes make mistakes too, especially when I was a beginner. 

I didn’t know that much, but I wanted to learn everything I could right away. It’s important to thoroughly educate yourself about everything you start doing. 

Missteps can be made easily! Let’s look at the most common mistakes that can happen while fertilizing your garden.

After this, you won’t need to read the instructions anymore because you’ll become a real garden whisperer!

#1 Don’t Overdo It With Fertilizer

If you use too much fertilizer on your plants it will weaken them or even worse. It’s one of the first mistakes I made. Of course, that had a negative impact on my plants.

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A lot of fertilization can weaken the plant, allowing pests like aphids to attack. These insects feed on the juices and slow down growth.

Plants aren’t all the same, some of them don’t need as much fertilizer as you might think! That’s why it’s important to get to know your plants and find out exactly how much fertilizer they need.

#2 Wrong Timing Could Affect The Health Of Your Garden’s Flora

Time plays a big role in the efficiency of fertilization. I wish I knew this the first time I started doing it. Every plant has their own favorite season and time in which they like to grow.

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Your plants can’t take nutrients properly in extreme heat, cold, or rain. Fertile material could vaporize out of the ground if used on a rainy day. If you see that it’s raining outside, don’t fertilize your plants!

Spring and summer are ideal for fertilizing because that’s when plants are most active. That’s their favorite season for a good meal and it can lead to healthy growth. So, the best time to do it is during early morning or later afternoon. 

Time is blooming, my friend!

#3 Incompatible Fertilizer Will Prevent Your Plant From Growing 

Every plant prefers a different type of fertilizer. If you use the wrong one, they’ll grow slowly and all the effort you put into growing them will go to waste.

That’s why you have to be careful when you’re buying fertilizer. It’s best to find out which one will suit what you’re planting perfectly. 

You can always seek help from veteran gardeners. I do that too!

#4 Avoid Using Fertilizer On Dry Soil

The soil must be moist when fertilizing. Putting fertilizer on dry soil is a big mistake!

Your plants won’t be able to take in all the good nutrients they need for growth if the soil is dry. This can even cause their roots to burn.

To prevent this from happening, it’s necessary to water the plants well before applying fertilizer. Give them a refreshing drink before their meal! Everyone loves to have a glass of water before a meal, right?

Everything is set up, and you’re on your own now. You’ll now be able to spot little mistakes while fertilizing! 

After learning everything about fertilizer, there are no slip-ups in my garden. My friends were thrilled with the advice I gave them. So, next time someone asks you for help, you can share these tricks with them!

Until your next gardening adventure!