Procare natural fertilizer is a versatile fertilizer. You can spread it on gardens and lawns, as well as giving it directly on trees, flowers, or probably some shrubs. There’s no specific time to use this fertilizer – means using it in any season is doable. If you know the product from your friend, you probably are still confused about how to use it properly. Below is the explanation about Procare natural fertilizer use.
The 36.0 lbs net weighted fertilizer comes in a bag. The fertilizer comes with the ratio of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium 4:3:0. What is the benefit of each element?
- Nitrogen: it is one of the major components of chlorophyll that takes the role of energy production in plants. Without the chlorophyll, there will be no photosynthesis – means that no food storage will be made.
- Phosphorus: it is another essential element for the plant as it helps to ‘ignite’ the plant’s growth. The formation of grain, which marks the plant’s maturity, is phosphorus’ function. To sum up, phosphorus is the key of the overall health and the plant’ vigor.
- Potassium: protein synthesis is what potassium exists for. Stomata as the respiration organ of the plant can also open and close due to the existence of potassium ions. If potassium is found to be lacking, such processes may be ruined. Therefore, the plant may not grow properly.
How to use the fertilizer
Method of application: spread
- First, determine the area and measure its width and length. Leave the non-lawn areas uncounted. Then, use the fertilizer spreader setting chart to determine what the proper setting is.
- The main rule is, spread Lowe’s Procare fertilizer evenly.
- For new lawns, the whole bag can be used to make an area of 1,036 sqft fertile. Before spreading the fertilizer, make sure to rake the soil – no need to do it too deep – only one or two inches deep.
- For existing lawns, the whole bag should be enough to boost up the nutrients in 2,500 sqft area (means that per 1,000 sqft, you’ll need around 14.4 lbs of fertilizer).
- Trees: dig some holes sized 2” diameter, 12” deep, 2-3 ft apart from each hole, and at least 1 ft from the trunk. The ‘dosage’ should be counted after you get the diameter (in inch). Per inch, you’ll need 5 lbs of fertilizer. Divide it evenly.
- Shrubs: rake the soil lightly and apply the fertilizer around 4 to 6 lbs / 100 sqft. For new shrubs, the fertilizer should be mixed with the soil. Per 12 inches, you’ll need half a pound of fertilizer.
Understanding how to apply will help to boost your plant’s growth. If you do it the other way, not only it may cause over fertilization – which can hurt soil microorganisms and create root system insufficiency. It’s important to keep your Procare natural fertilizer in a safe place which isn’t reachable by children.