The Importance of Fertilization in Your Landscape

Fertilization is a crucial aspect of maintaining a healthy and vibrant landscape. At Gardens of Babylon, we emphasize the use of high-quality compost and organic fertilizers to ensure your plants receive the nutrients they need year-round. Here’s why fertilization is important and how you can incorporate it into your landscape care routine.

Why Fertilization Matters

Fertilization provides essential nutrients that your plants need to grow strong and healthy. Over time, soil can become depleted of these nutrients, especially in areas with new plantings. By regularly applying fertilizers, you can enhance soil fertility and promote robust plant growth.


Using Quality Compost for New Plantings

When installing new plantings, we use a large amount of quality compost fertilizers. This ensures that the soil is rich in nutrients, providing a strong foundation for your plants to thrive.

  • Nutrient-Rich Soil: Compost adds vital nutrients to the soil, improving its structure and fertility.
  • Sustainable Practice: Using compost is an environmentally friendly way to recycle organic matter and reduce waste.

Ongoing Compost Applications

For the first couple of years after new installations, we recommend regular compost applications to maintain soil health and fertility.

  • First Two Years: Consider adding compost to your soil regularly during the first couple of years after planting. This helps establish a strong root system and ensures continuous nutrient availability.
  • Consult Your Salesperson: If you’d like to learn more about compost applications, our knowledgeable sales team is here to help.

Organic Fertilization Practices

At Gardens of Babylon, we encourage organically fertilizing your landscape at least once per year. Organic fertilizers, whether they are compost-based or granular, provide numerous benefits:

  • Improved Soil Biology: Organic fertilizers enhance soil biology by supporting beneficial microorganisms. These microorganisms play a crucial role in breaking down organic matter and making nutrients available to plants.
  • Enhanced Plant Health: Regular application of organic fertilizers improves the overall health of your plants, making them more resilient to diseases and pests.

Types of Organic Fertilizers

There are various types of organic fertilizers you can use to enrich your soil and support plant growth:

  • Compost: A well-balanced compost is an excellent source of nutrients and organic matter.
  • Granular Fertilizers: These slow-release fertilizers provide a steady supply of nutrients over time, promoting sustained plant growth.
  • Liquid Fertilizers: These can be applied as a foliar spray or directly to the soil, providing a quick nutrient boost.

The Benefits of Organic Fertilization

Using organic fertilizers offers several advantages over synthetic options:

  • Environmental Safety: Organic fertilizers are safe for the environment, reducing the risk of water contamination and soil degradation.
  • Long-Term Soil Health: They improve soil structure and increase its ability to retain water and nutrients.
  • Support for Beneficial Insects: Organic practices create a healthier ecosystem for beneficial insects like pollinators and natural pest controllers.

Why Choose Gardens of Babylon?

At Gardens of Babylon, we are committed to promoting sustainable and organic landscaping practices. Our team of experts is dedicated to helping you achieve a beautiful and healthy landscape through the use of high-quality compost and organic fertilizers.

Contact us today to learn more about our fertilization services and how we can help you maintain a thriving landscape. Let us provide the expertise and care your garden needs to flourish.

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