Lawn Fertilizer

Written by Linda Paquette

Let’s not talk about lawn fertilizer. Let’s talk about air. Air has oxygen and carbon dioxide and a bunch of other elements in it but mostly air is composed of nitrogen. This is good news for your lawn sincerepparttar other day I read this, “Few soils have enough natural nitrogen to maintain desired turf grass quality and recuperative ability throughoutrepparttar 137330 growing season.” However,repparttar 137331 good news is that grass is one ofrepparttar 137332 most efficient nitrogen processors onrepparttar 137333 planet!

Now, if you want to fertilize your lawn, you can find plenty of information on how to do it from every company that sells chemical lawn fertilizers onrepparttar 137334 Internet. However, fertilizer is really just a four-letter word— food. Lawn fertilizer, like any other type of fertilizer is plant food. Unfortunately, for your lawn that isn’t a dirty word, because lawn fertilizer typically does nothing forrepparttar 137335 soil. At best, it’s only a temporary fix for your turf.

Fertilizer Facts

Fertilizers have three major components: •(N) Nitrogen: promotes blade growth, forms proteins and chlorophyll (the green stuff) •(P) Phosphorus: helps root, flower, and fruit development –repparttar 137336 last two are probably elements you don’t want to see in your lawn! •(K) Potassium: Helps stems and roots grow and helps your grass turn protein into nutrients (photosynthesis)

How to Transplant Lilacs

Written by LeAnn R. Ralph

Lilacs are exceptionally easy to transplant. I have transplanted many lilac bushes fromrepparttar original bushes that my grandmother planted on our Wisconsin dairy farm 70 years ago. Early spring until late spring, from whenrepparttar 137310 lilacs develop buds until they actually have small leaves, isrepparttar 137311 best time to transplant. If you have lilacs growing in your yard -- or if you have a friend who has lilacs -- and you would like to start some new lilac bushes, here's how:

1. Decide where you want to transplantrepparttar 137312 lilac bush or bushes.

2. Dig a hole that's about one foot deep by one foot across for each bush you want to transplant.

3. Dig up a lilac shoot from somewhere aroundrepparttar 137313 main bush. Lilacs spread by runners. Use a shovel to dig uprepparttar 137314 shoot because you are going to have to cut offrepparttar 137315 runner, and a trowel will not be tough enough to dorepparttar 137316 job. Choose a shoot that is approximately 8 to 14 inches high. Smaller shoots that are only a few inches high will take a very long time to mature torepparttar 137317 point where they will have flowers. Larger shoots seem to take a longer time to recover from being transplanted before they start to grow well. Do not worry about how much root you are getting withrepparttar 137318 shoot. You will not be able to take all ofrepparttar 137319 root sincerepparttar 137320 roots are all connected.

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