Trees, just like humans and animals, need some nutrients in order to survive. Yes, they need sunlight and water for sustenance, but they also need the nutrients and minerals that come from the soil. There are two ways on how to provide nutrients for your plants and trees. You can use purchase chemical fertilizers, or you can make your own organic fertilizer. You can consult and hire Thunder Bay tree care for professional advice.  

Both chemical and organic fertilizers have their share of benefits and drawbacks, although organic fertilizers provide more benefits to you, your plants and trees, and to the environment.  

Here, in this article, we will share with you how to make your own fertilizers at is very cheap, and easy to do.  

Organic material from leftover food, grass clippings, and waste can be made DIY fertilizers. Remember that it is important that you test your soil first so you can provide it what it needs and what it is lacking. The fertilizer ratio is expressed in numbers of Phosphorus, Nitrogen, and Potassium, which are vital for the root development, strength, aerial storage, and the overall health of the plants.  

Other micronutrients that your plant’s and trees need: 

  • Iron 
  • Boron 
  • Copper 
  • Zinc 
  • Manganese 
  • molybdenum 

Animal-based fertilizers: 

  • Fish meal 
  • Bag guano 
  • Fish emulsion 
  • Blood meal 
  • Animal manure 
  • Bone meal fertilizer 
  • Worm castings 

Plant-based fertilizers: 

  • Cottonseed meal 
  • Soybean 
  • Seaweed 
  • Kelp 
  • Compost 
  • Alfalfa meal fertilizer 

How to Make Fertilizer That’s Natural & Organic? 

#1 Compost 


  • Pour some quality compost to your 5-gallon bucket 1/3 of the way from the compost you have in your house.  
  • Pour some water a few inches from the top 
  • Let it sit until the two organic materials mix. You can leave it up to four days to be certain. 
  • Stir the mixture while waiting 
  • Strain the mixture from the water with a fabric 
  • Pour the remaining compost in your lawn or garden or return it to the compost  
  • Dilute the liquid organic fertilizer at ratio 10:1 
  • Poor in the spray container and spray to leaves and barks. 

#2 Coffee Grounds 

Coffee grounds are best for roses, blueberries, and tomatoes as coffee grounds provide a good amount of nitrogen 

Instructions: whether you have dried or wet coffee grounds, you can just directly pour or sprinkle them on the plants and in the soil. Or, you can mix 5 gallons of water and 6 cups of coffee, wait for four days until it settles, and spray to leaves. 

#3 Banana peels 

If you love eating bananas, do not worry about the peels, as you can use them to provide nutrients to your plants. Banana peels are rich in potassium, which roses love.  

Instructions: All you need to do is to throw the banana peels in a hole or bury the peels in the soil until it naturally decays.  

#4 Manure 

Animal manure can compost of chicken, goat, horse, or any cattle you are raising. It is better to use old, aged, and dried manure if you want to see the best results.  

Instructions: sill a small permeable cloth bag with any of the manure you have, and let it sit for four days in a cool, shaded area. Apply it to the soil or bury it down.