The Importance of Plant Food

The Importance of Plant Food

plant fertilizerAny avid gardener will be able to explain the importance of nutrients when it comes to growing healthy, green and strong plants. After all, these are the basic building blocks of a plant's biology. Most of the time, these nutrients can be obtained from the soil itself, however, it is important that they are replaced regularly. Here at Easy Garden Watering, we believe that plant food is a vital requirement and should be used by gardeners trying to promote healthy plant growth. Read on as we go over everything there is to know...  

What is plant food and why do plants need it?  

Plant food is the term that is often given to a water solution which has nutrients dissolved in it. This is poured on the soil where it is obtained by the roots of the plants and utilised in order to assist their growth, development and health. After all, it is very easy for the natural nutrients in the soil to become depleted and this is why many gardeners find that their plants wilt despite being provided with a regular water supply.  

How do plants obtain their nutrients?  

There are a variety of natural nutrients in the soil that plants can use in order to assist their growth and development such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, however it is important that homeowners understand how a plant is designed in order to obtain them effectively. After all, they create and store their food in a very different way from humans. In fact, all plants have a complete root system that grows deep into the soil and this is used in order to draw in water and the nutrients that are dissolved in it.  

How can a garden be accurately watered?  

In order to allow a plant to obtain as many nutrients as it can, it is vital that homeowners provide a steady water supply. After all, water and moisture are essential components in the creation of a plant's food source. Luckily, there are a variety of different watering methods that can be used in order to provide a reliable water supply to the plants in a garden, such as drip irrigation, soaker hoses and even sprinkler systems.   

Here at Easy Garden Watering, our team are equipped with the skills and experience necessary in order to provide effective garden irrigation systems that will ensure that a plant is able to obtain all the nutrients it requires. After all, water loss due to evaporation is the number one reason a plant may suffer from stunted growth due to a lack of nutrients. Luckily, plant food can be the saving grace a yard needs when these natural nutrients become depleted. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the team and ask about our irrigation systems today!