Have you ever wondered what plants eat? Just like humans and animals, plants have to eat to for energy as well as consume vitamins and minerals to grow strong and healthy. Although the primary source of food for plants comes from carbon dioxide found in the air, they also need secondary nutrients provided by lawn fertilization.
The health of trees and grass have become even more important to our environment lately because they take the carbon dioxide out of the air and in turn give off the oxygen that we need.
Although plants need CO2 to survive, they cannot live on it alone. They also need water for photosynthesis (the process of turning carbon dioxide into oxygen), and other nutrients and minerals. Plants use these vitamins and minerals, such as nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium to create proteins and sugars that they use for energy.
Plants also consume secondary nutrients such as sulfur, calcium and magnesium to stay healthy. These secondary nutrients are also added with other chemical elements in very small amounts. Other chemicals include iron, manganese, boron, copper, cobalt, molybdenum and zinc. Combined, these elements are referred to as micronutrients.
Plants have two ways of gaining their nutrients to stay healthy. Plants consume through their leaves, which is called photosynthesis, and through their roots, which is called transport. Fertilizers used by lawn care professionals are absorbed through the root systems of grass plants, while micronutrients are absorbed through roots and leaves.
When grass and other plants are not growing as green and healthy as desired, having a lawn care professional apply a fertilizer treatment would be the best option. By replacing the nutrients and elements that plants need through fertilizer, plants will have all the nourishment they require to grow to their full potential.
At Senske Lawn and Tree Care, our trained professionals know the proper nutrients and minerals that plants need, as well as how to apply these for maximum results. Contact us today at (877) 944-4007 or receive a FREE estimate for lawn fertilization services.
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