How Do I Apply Starter Fertilizer?

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Applying starter fertilizer is something you would do with good, organic mulch. Apply starter fertilizer with help from an experienced professional gardener in this free video clip.

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Hello, my name is Nicholas Staddon from Monrovia. Today, we're gonna talk about, how do I apply starter fertilizer to a young plant? So, why do we need to apply fertilizer to a young plant? 'Cause every young plant needs some help in the garden, and we're gonna show you how. Good, basic, organic mulch. Well composted mulch that you've either made yourself in the garden or you get from the local garden center. There's some great varieties out there. And you can just add this to the soil. Mix it in lightly with your hand. Another great way is slow release fertilizer. Slow release fertilizer is polymer coated and is heat and water sensitive. In the summer time when it's warm it releases into the ground. Follow the instructions and sprinkle liberally around the base of the plant. Once done, work into the soil, and it will slowly dissolve and feed your plant. Those are two really easy tips as to how to get this plant a great start in life.

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