Tree Fertilization


Old 04-29-05, 07:21 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Tree Fertilization

Hi, I have a good size of trees (mostly White Pines and Douglas Fir) and shrub in my property. Before I decide whether to hire a professional or do-it-myself to carry out the fertilization task, I'd like to gain a little knowledge on what's involved in trees/shrub fertilization. In gereral, what is used to fertilize trees/shrub? Is any special tools needed to carry out this task? Is deep root fertilization any difference than regular fertilization? Do I need to know what to use and amount to use based on the type of trees/shrub? Please advise. Thanks!
Sponsored Links
Old 05-01-05, 05:46 PM
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Taylors, SC
Posts: 9,483
The best time to feed a tree is December, a general broadcast of balanced fertilizer out to 50% beyond the canopy at the rate for grass. Mature or large trees don't necessarily require feeding. If these trees are more than 10 feet tall, I doubt there is much point in feeding them.

My large, blooming shrubs have feeding spikes. Other shrubs are fed differently, depeding upon what they are.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes