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Old 10-26-2011, 06:44 AM
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Do trees naturally grow inside a rootball where all the "Food" is at? or do they spread out an extract minerals from rock and sand particles hundreds of feet away? Seems to me that a cow pasture is plenty fertile fo a tree...
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:08 AM
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Yea I've looked over that a few times and all I seen was about the golf courses.

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1 quart AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer, 1 pint AGGRAND Kelp and
Sulfate of Potash and 10 gallons of water poured around the root
ball at planting decreases the likelihood of transplant shock.
Trees Showing Signs of Stress
1 quart AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer, 1 pint AGGRAND Kelp and
Sulfate of Potash and 10 gallons of water applied to the root zone
stimulates feeder-root formation and nutrient uptake.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:12 AM
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Do trees naturally grow inside a rootball where all the "Food" is at? or do they spread out an extract minerals from rock and sand particles hundreds of feet away? Seems to me that a cow pasture is plenty fertile fo a tree...
Well, away from the rootball. I'm guessing I need to start there and get the roots growing out into the native soil; then water/fertilize out at the drip line.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:52 AM
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makes sense to me
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:32 PM
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Finding organic fertilizer locally is harder than Chinese arithmetic
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:10 AM
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If you are planting in previously undisturbed cow pasture, you should be fine & your trees should live long and prosper. However, if the soil has been disturbed and compacted due to construction it would be best to add organic matter and a soil inoculant such as ICT Organic 1-2-3 Tree.

This will help rebuild the microbial life in the soil which will improve soil structure, nutrient cycling and plant vigor.
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:52 PM
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It hasn't been disturbed/compacted except for my z-turn. I'll look up the product you mentioned for the others I'll plant once construction is done; I'll have moved and regraded the soil in that case.
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The product that sayegrow offers says use 1/2 oz per 5 gal every 8 weeks. Of course I can't find application rates for this Aggrand. Suggestions ?
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:50 PM
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http://www.aggrand.com/Store/Products/fertilizer.aspx

hover over photo of bottle and directions with app rates pop up.

They used to have a whole page devoted to lawn apps. It's prob still out there somewhere.

I no longer use it, but had good luck with it in years past. Still use the kelp, tho.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:52 PM
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Yea, I read that on my bottle but potted plans would be a bit different from trees. Plus I'd use a bottle on about 4 trees every application. I just wish the Amsoil rep would get back to me on this.
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