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Navigating Your Way Through The Various Plant Foods

If you’re not a professional agricultural specialist, gardener, or botanist, navigating your way through plant foods and fertilizers can be a little daunting. The best way to know how much, and at what proportion, to add nutrients to the soil is with a soil test.  A simple soil test can be purchased from the Garden Center at Friedman’s Home Improvement.  Once you determine which nutrients are lacking or in abundance, you can amend the soil to correct most problems. According to the experts, there are four main nutrients that are most likely to be a problem in the soil:  nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium. The …

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The Benefits of Drip Irrigation

Drip…drip…drip…. When most of us hear that sound coming from a kitchen or bathroom sink, our heart sinks right along with it because we know it’ll affect our water bill. Fortunately, drip irrigation has the opposite effect on your wallet.  In fact, not only does drip irrigation save you money, it’s a better way to irrigate over all! There are many benefits of drip irrigation: By watering a specific area with small, but constant amounts of water, it reduces soil erosion, reduces stress on plants, and encourages healthier plant growth. The low application rate of water, combined with the use of timers, can greatly reduce …

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