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Bradfield Organics® Early Spring Garden Tips, 2007

While the ground may still be frozen and the chill wind whistling around your ears, it is nonetheless time to start preparing for Spring’s upcoming lawn and garden activities. Even if you are in the far North and spring seems months away, it is still a good time to take stock of the status of your lawn mower, replace broken garden tools and torn gloves, and break out the seed catalogs.

If you did not fertilize your trees last fall, now is a good time to do it. Simply dig a series of very small holes around the dripline of the tree and place fertilizer in the holes (Bradfield Organics® Lawn & Garden™ 3-1-5 works well). As your tree emerges from dormancy, the fertilizer will be working with soil microbes to provide needed nutrients. In more southern climes, it is also a good time to begin pruning winter-killed branches from trees and shrubs.

In the more southern portions of the U.S., this is a good time to put down Bradfield Organics® Luscious Lawn 9-0-0 corn gluten meal. Not only will it provide nitrogen to your reawakening lawn, it will act as a pre-emergent herbicide to prevent germination of weed seeds. Now is also a good time to add Bradfield Organics® natural fertilizer and some compost to garden beds you’ll soon be planting. The fertilizer, compost and soil microbes will interact to make soil nutrients available for seeds and transplants you will soon be putting in the garden. Mixing fertilizer and compost can often result in a short time of “heating up” as microbes get very active. This heat can be hard on tender seedlings, so preparing the beds prior to planting and getting the seedbeds past that heating period allows new plants to get started without any temporary setbacks.

It is also a great time to add Bradfield Organics® Pasture & Farm to fields and pastures that will soon be sprouting new spring grass. For pastures needing an extra boost or some help in shifting composition away from weeds and toward clovers and grasses, Bradfield Organics Luscious Lawn is a great choice, as it will suppress germination of weed seeds. Remember, you don’t need to remove animals from the fields when you use these safe and natural products!

Use Bradfield Organics® natural fertilizer products this season to safely build your soil, increase the beneficial soil microbe population, and put your lawn, garden and pasture on their way to greater natural beauty and productivity.



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