Tree and Shrub Care

Milorganite fertilizer helps shrubs and trees like these have a long and healthy life.


Your 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 with proper planting, pruning, and following the recommended fertilizer application rates.

How to determine if your trees and shrubs need 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.

The best way to determine the need for fertilizer 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.

Milorganite's non-burning formula slowly releases nutrients to feed your shrubs and trees for up to 10 weeks. Which is especially important when transplanting young trees and shrubs. Milorganite's organic-nitrogen stimulates leaf, root, and shoot growth. The phosphorus in Milorganite stimulates root growth and helps the plant set buds and flowers. Milorganite's potassium helps improve overall plant vigor and disease resistance.

Learn the right way to plant trees and shrubs

Joe Lamp'l shares seven key steps to ensure the establishment of newly planted trees and shrubs. Fall is the absolute very best time to plant new trees and shrubs to give them the best chance of establishment.

Do you need to prune your trees and shrubs?

Learn when is the best time of the year to prune your trees and shrubs, the benefits of pruning, and tips for successful pruning.