Trees and Shrubs
Trees and shrubs are important investments. Given the proper care, they can share a lifetime with you. Make sure your trees and shrubs have a long and vibrant life by following the recommended application rates.
How do I know if my trees and shrubs need an application of fertilizer?
Typically, if trees or shrubs are growing in a lawn that is regularly fertilized, there is little need to fertilize them separately. The roots of trees and shrubs will absorb some of the fertilizer applied to the lawn. However, trees and shrubs growing in planting beds may need to be fertilized, especially on sandy soils with little or no organic matter.
How to determine if fertilizer is needed?
In any situation, the best way to determine the need for fertilization is to have your soil tested. Most local county horticulture extension offices will offer this service. If getting a soil test is not an option, watch for the following indicators of poor growth: pale colored leaves, leaf sizes smaller than normal, leaves dropping during odd times of the season, twig or branch die back, or reduced twig growth.
Why choose Milorganite?
Milorganite's slow release formula releases its nutrients over a period of 8 to 10 weeks, and is very low in salts, therefore it will not burn tender plant roots. This is especially important when transplanting young trees and shrubs. Milorganite's nitrogen stimulates leaf, root, and shoot growth. The phosphorus in Milorganite is used for flower, fruit, and seed development, and potassium promotes root growth and aids in water management.