Fertilizing Your Lawn

Written by Chris Coffman

Your lawn takes nutrients out ofrepparttar soil that it is bedded in and uses these nutrients to aid its growth. If your soil lacks these nutrients your lawn will ultimately suffer. So while fertilizing makes your lawn greener it also provides a top of any nutrients that your soil is lacking helping grass to grow. Whenrepparttar 113299 nutrients are available,repparttar 113300 lawn develops healthier roots which invariably grow deeper allowingrepparttar 113301 lawn to draw upon water and nutrients inrepparttar 113302 soil. Furthermore, deep roots reduce thatch and browning. Finally, fertilizer contains nutrients that grass needs to resist disease and drought.

Fertilizers also offerrepparttar 113303 additional benefit of including chemicals to inhibit or kill weeds. The three primary nutrients in a fertilizer are Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium. Each element has its own affect upon grass. Nitrogen stimulates grass growth and greening. Phosphorous stimulatesrepparttar 113304 development of roots and seedlings. Potassium promotes disease and drought resistance.

Asrepparttar 113305 weather changes, so too does your lawn have changing needs. Inrepparttar 113306 heat ofrepparttar 113307 summer, your lawn needs water and little else. In order to surviverepparttar 113308 cold weather, your lawn needs to have healthy roots and so a fertilizer to promote root growth should be applied beforerepparttar 113309 cold weather sets in. At other times of year your lawn needs nutrients to enable growth and greening. Weeds also have their own growing seasons so you should fertilize atrepparttar 113310 beginning ofrepparttar 113311 various weed growth seasons.

Care of Moth Orchids

Written by Robert Roy, orchids-plus-more.com

Do you have a knack for being with moths? Most people would say, "no way". Yet,repparttar moth orchids that I am talking about arerepparttar 113298 ones that sway nicely inrepparttar 113299 breeze and some ofrepparttar 113300 newer hybrids have a nice fragrance. These moths are easy to care for, especially a beginner. These moths are found very frequently in gardens. These arerepparttar 113301 phalaenopsis orchids. Phalaenopsis orchids arerepparttar 113302 one ofrepparttar 113303 easiest orchids to care for in a home. Their blooms can last up to 3months and there are some ofrepparttar 113304 most colorful hybrids. Like other orchids they require light, water, temperature, fertilizer and humidity. Seems like a lot but it really isn't The best light is indirect light. It can be bright but not direct sunlight. If you have a west facing window sill this will do just fine. Direct sun can damagerepparttar 113305 leaves ofrepparttar 113306 moth orchid. Humidity is needed forrepparttar 113307 moth orchids. They actually grow inrepparttar 113308 wild in humid rain forests. Inrepparttar 113309 warm months it would be nice to mist them every day or two. They also enjoy a bright bathroom. Let's look atrepparttar 113310 temperatures that phals like. They are an intermediate temperature orchid. This means they like temperatures from 55 to 75 or 80 degrees. As a must,repparttar 113311 must be a temperature gradient of 10 to 15 degrees for at least 14 days inrepparttar 113312 fall to stimulate their flower spike.

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