Proper nutrition is a must for your summer gardening and landscaping projects. But knowing how much and when to feed your trees and plants can be challenging – and messy. Fertilizer spikes take the mess and guesswork out of plant nutrition, helping to ensure the health and beauty of everything you grow.
Streamline Your Summer Gardening
Fertilizer spikes are a minimalist’s dream. While somewhat costlier than granulated or liquid products, they’re easy to store and may only need to be used a couple of times per year, depending on the application. Spikes are pre-measured, so you’re less likely to over-fertilize your garden, trees, shrubs, or houseplants. Signs of over-fertilization include wilting, misshapen, or brown-tipped leaves. Additionally, because spikes work underground, there is no runoff or odor.
How Spikes Work
Spikes work by releasing nutrients into the soil over time. Some spikes contain formaldehyde, so choose wisely. Natural and organic options release only quality nutrients into the soil. The release is triggered by fungal and bacterial activity. This activity spawns the added benefits of increased resistance to disease and pests.
How to Apply Spikes
For best absorption, dig small holes for the spikes around the tree, shrub, or plant. Using spikes designed for your specific type of plant, place them in soft, damp soil around its drip line. This line is the area below its circumference, so rain or condensation will fall where the spikes are placed and promote root growth towards the fertilizer. While their application is simple and straightforward, be sure to follow all product instructions to ensure maximum effectiveness.
Grow Better Things with Fertilizer Spikes
Whether you’re new to summer gardening or a seasoned grower, knowing what works best is half the battle. If you’re concerned about over-fertilizing or simply want to give your plants and trees the best possible care, fertilizer spikes may be the answer. From promoting beneficial soil activity to maintaining control over dosage amounts, specialized and all-purpose spikes provide a host of benefits. Find these and other helpers for your lawn and garden with Jobe’s’ full line of products. We offer natural and organic products that are non-toxic and safe for the entire family, including the four-legged members. Jobe’s—we grow better things.