With the arrival of autumn we can enrich the garden soil with good natural fertilizer in order to get a better harvest next spring; plants already present in the soil that will have to face the winter frost will also benefit. In this regard, let's see how to fertilize the earth to preserve it from winter frosts.
How to fertilize the earth, foreplay
The first thing to do is to move the earth at least superficially, especially if it is a very compact type of soil. This operation must be performed with equipment proportionate to the surface to be treated. If you have a rather large field it is better to resort to the tiller, if you have a small garden, a manual hoe will be enough.
How to fertilize the earth, the procedure
- Get a good amount of mature manure and distribute it on the ground evenly. Be careful to fertilize every single portion of the soil well: in this sense, spread the manure with the help of a wide-toothed rake
- Once this is done, water the freshly fed soil abundantly. The organic elements will begin to infiltrate the soil and make it particularly suitable for welcoming the new spring crops.
How to fertilize the earth, do it yourself fertilizer
To fertilize the earth with do-it-yourself fertilizer just make the so-called compost. To self-produce it is very simple, just get a large bin, place a layer of earth on the bottom, then one of table residues and alternate: another layer of earth, another of residues, another of earth. But be careful what you put, in this regard we refer you to the article "What to put in the compost bin"
Another way to fertilize the earth consists in burying at a depth of about 20 cm, any residue you find in the garden such as dry foliage, pruning remains, twigs, rotten fruit: the decomposition of these residues buried in the ground, will ensure spontaneous nourishment to the soil..
To make do-it-yourself natural fertilizer we can use ash: they are rich in phosphates. For the procedure just take the ash obtained exclusively by burning wood, dry leaves, tobacco and mix it with the soil trying to respect these proportions: soil 70%, ash 30%. Afterwards, mix well.
This type of fertilizer is particularly suitable for potted plants, but be careful not to put the ash directly on the surface of the pot.