AGGRAND natural fertilizer on trees ?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by User Name Taken, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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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...
     
  2. User Name Taken

    User Name Taken LawnSite Member
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    Yea I've looked over that a few times and all I seen was about the golf courses.

    Nursery Stock
    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.
     
  3. User Name Taken

    User Name Taken LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  4. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
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  5. User Name Taken

    User Name Taken LawnSite Member
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    Finding organic fertilizer locally is harder than Chinese arithmetic
     
  6. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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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.
     
  7. User Name Taken

    User Name Taken LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  8. User Name Taken

    User Name Taken LawnSite Member
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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 ?
     
  9. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
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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.
     
  10. User Name Taken

    User Name Taken LawnSite Member
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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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