Spring fertilizing starts now. The spring season symbolizes rebirth and renewal, and this is the time when many plants begin to grow and flower. The proper fertilizer and applications can help provide the essential nutrients needed to bring the many rewards our trees and shrubs bring to our landscape and life.
Cool shade, colorful yards brimming with butterflies and hummingbirds, providing wildlife habitat and improved home appearance and value are just some of the things a beautiful landscape adds to our life. Applying fertilizer is a must for healthy trees and plants. When added to the soil, fertilizer can improve the soil’s fertility and promote a healthy plant that can resist insect and fungus damage. If you are using the wrong fertilizer or none at all, you will likely have trees and shrubs growing poorly.
Symptoms of poorly growing trees and shrubs
Nutrient deficiency in plants can cause:
- Leaves that are light green or yellow
- Dead spots on leaves
- Leaves that are smaller than normal
- Fewer leaves and flowers
- Shorter twig growth
- The dying back of branches at the tips
- Wilting foliage
- Poor root growth and plant structure
Plants will need these three macronutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. In addition to the three primary macronutrients all plants need, seven micronutrients — Zinc, Manganese, Boron, Iron, Copper, Molybdenum and Chlorine — are also essential and can be found in various degrees in a variety of fertilizers.
A few benefits of applying the proper fertilizer
Yes, it is possible to overfeed your plants, and more does not mean better, so be sure to follow the directions on the label of the fertilizer you choose.
- Promotes more consistent plant growth
- Promotes more consistent bloom development
- Promotes better root development
Spring Fertilizer Needs? Moon Valley Nurseries Has Got You Covered!
We know that there are many fertilizers available on the market, and trying to find the right one can feel a bit overwhelming. Moon Valley Nurseries makes it easy for you by taking the guesswork out. Our experts have developed a highly specialized blend of fertilizers that are designed to trigger growth responses. At our nurseries, you can purchase the fertilizers designed for our area. For instance, applying Moon Dust and Moon Juice fertilizers together can put the essential nutrients the trees need in the soil for taking up, which in turn helps its growth and maintains a healthy tree. Doing this can also reduce the chance of insects and disease from taking hold of the tree which can decline the health of the tree. Read more about our incredible line of fertilizer products below!
Super Charged Moon Juice: This plant growth enhancer utilizes patented Furst liquid technologies, which includes a proprietary blend of organic enzymes and amino acids that stimulate growth signals within the plant. Environmental signals regulate plant and tree growth cycles. Applying Moon Juice can help stimulate these signals that plants and trees love – helping to boost growth at any time and lending a hand to a speedy recovery from seasonal stresses caused by extreme heat, frost, freeze, and transplanting. There are many benefits to using Moon Juice, including new root hair growth and its ability to help plants ward off diseases as well as possible infestation and infections from outside sources. It also makes watering more effective because it helps open roots to uptake more water and nutrients, thus reducing the amount of water your plants will need making them more drought tolerant. Used as directed, Supercharged Moon Juice is extremely easy to use – all you have to do is mix the appropriate water amount and apply to the root area. Be sure to always thoroughly water trees and plants after applying.
Moon Dust: All trees and plants need Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium as the primary nutrients for healthy living. Infused with Furst proprietary technology, Moon Dust provides the essential elements in a perfect horticultural ratio that will benefit virtually every plant in your landscape. It works like magic dust – just spread it on top of soil and water and watch as this fast-acting greening brings noticeable improvements in one week (in most cases.) Feed all your trees and plants – from the largest trees and palms to the smallest shrubs and potted flowers. Citrus and Fruit trees love Moon Dust too, producing larger, juicier and tastier crops. It also helps flowering shrubs achieve longer and more abundant bloom cycles. When fed regularly, it can help bedding plants and ground covers thrive and be more vibrant. It is easy to see why this custom organic blended Moon Dust is the number one all-purpose fertilizer in the United States – it works!
Super Palm Juice: The best way to keep your tropical backyard paradise looking lush and healthy is using Super Palm Juice. Palms have special nutrient requirement needs – they use a variety of different macro and micronutrients including Potash (Potassium), Manganese, Iron, Sulfur, Zinc, Copper & Boron. Super Palm Juice is a super easy-to-use liquid formula containing all these essential nutrients. It can optimize the appearance of your palms, keeping them healthy and able to thrive in intense summer heat and also making them much cold hardier than weak, malnourished palms. Using as directed will produce thicker, stronger trunks while maintaining the healthy, dark green appearance that results in lush, dense crowns. Just give the juice a good shake, mix the appropriate water amount (varies by palm), give the palm a good amount of water with your hose, and that is it! This is the perfect blend suitable for all palm varieties, especially Queen Palms!
Soil & Water Conditioner: For those of us living in the desert, one of the most challenging aspects of growing trees and plants is the hard, compact soil and the high pH found in our soil and water. Our Soil & Water Conditioner is going to help break up the hard clay/alkaline soil present in the desert. This conditioner contains sulfur and gypsum which counteract salt buildups and helps to loosen tough, hard soil. Sulfur can reduce the high pH often found in desert soils and allows excess salt buildup to be flushed out of the root system, creating a soil base that converts nutrition easier. Gypsum can work its way into hard, compact clay, loosening the soil, which leads to better drainage and healthier soils! We recommend several applications per year.
Moon Royale: An ideal spring fertilizer for grass! As soon as the growth starts on your lawn, apply Moon Royale and jumpstart the growth going into the warmer months. This super concentrated formula lasts long, and we like to use it to green up all types of lawns quickly. Easily apply this turf fertilizer to your lawn using either a drop or broadcast type fertilizer spreader. For best results, apply every four to six weeks for a beautiful looking lawn throughout the growing season!
Fertilizer is essential to maintaining a healthy landscape. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we have something to cover every kind of plant in your landscape!