Feeding plants

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Feeding plants

Published at 11:00am 23rd April 2020.

It takes more than just water and sunlight to get the perfect plant. 

Most shop-bought composts have added nutrients to help get your plants growing, but these won't last forever, so it's important to keep them topped up from time to time.

You can of course order some plant feed online and add some to your soil. Though, using your own compost will also be beneficial to help promote growth.




Using compost will improve the soil that they are in and give them some necessary nutrients after Winter. 

Garden compost, well-rotted manure, spent mushroom compost, poultry manure and seaweed are also used to feed plants, but contain much lower concentrations of plant nutrients. Though these compounds are very good for soil structure and fertility. 


Now is a good to add mulch to plants such as roses, rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. This will help retain moisture, reduce weeds building up and improve the soil that they are in. Mulch could be:- 

  • Grass clippings 
  • Peat moss 
  • Arborist Wood Chips 
  • Woodchip mulch 
  • Bark chips 
  • Straw mulch 


Hopefully, if you continue to give your plants the nutrients they need from time-to-time, then you'll see your plants flourish. This is particularly key if you are growing anything edible, as it will help ensure you get a well grown crop.



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