Reduced Need for Fertilizer
The objective of fertilizing is to provide nutrients to the plant. Fertigation does that by proportioning low doses of fertilizer into the irrigation water stream. As noted previously, studies have shown that plants can much more efficiently absorb fertilizer nutrients when mixed with the water. Contrast this to bulk broadcast fertilization where excessive amounts of fertilizer are applied topically and only through rainfall or irrigation watering is the fertilizer dissolved into the soils.
Unfortunately plants can only absorb so much fertilizer in a given period of time. The result–excess fertilizer usually leaches into the surrounding environment and into our waterways when it simply runs off. By dramatically reducing the concentration of fertilizers applied, there is a significantly less opportunity that the fertilizers will find their way back into streams, lakes rivers and bays. This is another reason to Fertilize Responsibly™ by reducing the likelihood of NPSP. Have you ever wondered why plants look so good when they are displayed at a nursery? They have been fed every day while grown from seed at the grower before reaching the nursery. Now with EZ-FLO you can continue to provide daily nutrition just like a grower did when he grew your plants.
Do we sit down at the beginning of the month to eat one single meal that is supposed to sustain us for that month? No, we don’t—we eat every day. Plants are living things, too! Why should your landscape be any different?
Because fertilizer is absorbed as needed, and in small doses, EZ-FLO uses far less fertilizer to achieve superior results. Fertigation typically reduces fertilizer usage by 70-90% dramatically helping our environment to remain free from fertilizer runoff and the effects NPSP has on our waterways.