Fertilizing Flowers

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bob, Jul 13, 2002.

  1. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I just planted my second wave of flowers , today, at a building I maintain. The first wave was planted about 6 weeks ago and needs fertilizer. Would it be safe to go ahead and fertilize all the flowers- old and new?
  2. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 472

    Yes, flowers should be fert on regular basis. Use balanced like 9-9-9 or 16-16-16 and slow release! The act of flowering consumes lots of P.

  3. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,405

    13-13-13 works great. Don't know if I would fert the new plants right now unless its organic/natural or something like Osmocote that is slow release. New plants need time to obtain a root system. I usually fert after about 3 weeks.
  4. Miracle Grow 18-18-18

    Before I water them with the tripple 18 I spread some Osmocote.

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