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- 2 options for fertilizing under bark mulch
Fertilizing under the bark mulch seems to be a problem for some. It's easy. Here are 2 ways how fertilizing under bark mulch works.
Even if you have applied bark mulch in the garden bed, you can still supply the plants with sufficient fertilizer. This is enormously important because the bark mulch often extracts valuable nitrogen from the soil. Even before laying out the bark mulch you should therefore always provide the soil with nitrogen fertilizer.
Once the bark mulch has been deployed, you have basically two options for fertilizing under the bark mulch. We have described these two options in more detail below.
2 options for fertilizing under bark mulch
➤ Option 1 - Liquid Fertilizer:
If you would like to fertilize your plants, even though you have previously applied bark mulch in the garden bed, you should preferably resort to liquid fertilizers. Because in this way, the plants can be easily supplied with growth-promoting nutrients despite the moisture-storing bark mulch. It is recommended that you often resort to a self-made nettle jumbo when fertilizing under the bark mulch.
➤ Option 2 - Solid Fertilizer:
As an alternative to liquid fertilizer, you can also apply a so-called solid fertilizer (grains) in the flower bed. To do this, always shovel the bark mulch in the immediate vicinity of the plants. Then apply the fertilizer and then distribute the bark mulch evenly around the plants. This has the advantage that the applied fertilizer usually acts more slowly in the soil and thus can provide a longer benefit compared to the plants.