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Old 10-29-2009, 10:38 PM
ricsin1 ricsin1 is offline
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fertilize a new tree?

Just planted a crepe mrytle (15 gallon size) on Oct 18th, 2009 I wanted to know if I could use a fertilizer [Bondie 4-10-3 Root & Grow Fertilizer] or should I just water and fertilize next spring 2010.

I wanted the root system get developed as soon as possible before winter comes. The leaves turned yellow/orange and fell off since I've planted on Oct 18th and today it just seems dry?

I'm in Atlanta, GA 30314
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:26 AM
Kiril Kiril is offline
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Add some compost and then just water it enough to keep the soil moist, not wet.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:55 AM
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Generally speaking, most trees will just need compost to get them started.

Sometimes you need to take soil samples if the soil looks questionable. A good indicator is how the other trees and plants in the neighborhood look, especially the immediate neighbors.

I always use a strait 13 fert when installing everything. Little added insurance. I've planted some trees though in great soil, didn't add anything, and they had no problem taking off.
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:15 AM
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go hear
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