Fertilizer labeling includes the percentages of three major components: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium or Potash (K). These are considered macro nutrients and even though your plants also need micronutrients, this and using lime to adjust your pH is the place to start for good soil fertility.It is an over simplification but if you think of these numbers as an indication of how this fertilizer will help the plant with producing shoots, roots and fruits (or overall plant health) that is basically what our fertilizer will do for you. If you want to kick start growth in your lawn and have it produce lush green grass, nitrogen is what you want. Iron can also green up your lawn without the excess growth and help minimize the need for frequent mowing. Nitrogen works the same with any plant in that it will produce vegetation and leaf growth.Phosphorus is especially critical when reseeding or planting any crop. It develops roots to help get the plant established. Potassium is most important in crops like potatoes, tobacco and developing size on tomatoes but is necessary in certain amounts in all plants. It and phosphorus are helpful in preventing disease and it helps plants stand up in stress from environmental issues like drought.Every plants need all three of these fertilizer ingredients. The amount differs between plant varieties and is dependent on what is in the soil that is plant available. We can give you solid general recommendations or we can give you the information to obtain inexpensive soil samples from the NC Department of Agriculture and then can base our recommendations on your specific needs.We offer both conventional and organic fertilizer in granular, water soluble and liquid form. We sold around 80 tractor trailers of fertilizer last year and Doug has been making these recommendations for many years. We are here to help. Come see us today and we look forward to helping you grow!

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