Now that spring is almost here; it’s time to start thinking about fertilizer. Fertilizer has many applications – it’s used on lawns and gardens – in order to enhance the soil. To put it simply, fertilizer makes it easier to grow healthy plants. Whether you’re mixing your own fresh fertilizer for commercial use or have purchased a large batch that’s been sitting around all winter, it’s time to look at a great solution to a common problem.
The most popular components of fertilizer are called macronutrients. They are potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorus. Many varieties also contain magnesium, sulfur, carbon, and even calcium. All of these ingredients add nutrients to the soil and create better-growing conditions. However, there’s one additional ingredient – oxygen – that is added in when the fertilizer is mixed up before use.
Potential Mixing Issues
Mixing fertilizer can be tricky. After all, it can be extremely flammable and combustible. (There’s a reason why it’s a common component in bombs.) You need to keep the conditions right when mixing it in order to avoid creating a potentially deadly scenario. At the same time, you need to add a liquid that makes the fertilizer easier to apply. Yes, there are other types of fertilizers, including those that consist of granules, but those are sold to consumers who add them to their lawns and gardens themselves. The best for commercial purposes are liquids. They are easier to apply over a large amount of land when in this format.
A Solution to the Problem
The best way to mix liquid fertilizer is by putting your ingredients into a drum. These drums tend to be metal, which protects the user from potentially becoming contaminated by the fertilizer. Once you pour in the correct ratio of liquids and solid, install a drum mixer that has been specially designed to fit over the top of your fertilizer container. The ones sold by Even Mix™ are designed to combine your fertilizer ingredients thoroughly with little effort on your part.
Our drum mixers are designed to work with barrels of various sizes, ranging all of the way up to 55 gallons. That should be enough fertilizer for at least one commercial application, depending on the size of your field. The smooth mixing process will prevent those ingredients from heating up or becoming unstable. In short, they are ideal for this use.