Fertilizing Follies

Fertilizing = good for plants. That’s all there is to know, right? Well, not quite… Don’t fertilize a newly planted tree! When a tree is planted, it needs time to establish its root system in its new home. Most fertilizers contain a high concentration of Nitrogen, which primarily promotes above ground growth. In a newly […]

Fertilizing = good for plants. That’s all there is to know, right? Well, not quite…

Don’t fertilize a newly planted tree! When a tree is planted, it needs time to establish its root system in its new home. Most fertilizers contain a high concentration of Nitrogen, which primarily promotes above ground growth. In a newly planted tree this will result in a lot of lush growth that the root system is not able to maintain.

So although it may look beneficial right away, it can actually be the added strain to an already stressed plant, resulting in its death.

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