OK, Not that I am claiming to be all knowing of how to use organics on the lawn I do think that I have the gist of it down. So... About those bushes. Do you suggest using the same fertilizers and organic chemicals that are being used on the lawn on the bushes and trees as well? I figure since we are treating the soil, it doesn't matter what is growing there because a healthy soil is a healthy soil. Whatever happens to be growing in the soil should be healthy also. Are there any special considerations when it comes to bushes and trees? Like my own back yard for instance... I have a couple of bushes that look similar to a gardenia but its not... they are just some cheap ugly trash the contractor put in. But its green and it takes up space. My problem is that they are kind of like a stairway going from tall to orphan. So, what kind of chems can I use to get it up and going, I also have a few other plants that are hurting in the same area. I have a feeling I might know part of the reason though... When I first bought my house I had to replace some plants that died in my front yard... and what do you know... I pulled out a whole construction site from water bottles to some white pasty stuff that reminded me of caulking that went all the way under the lawn. What a mess. Any thoughts would be appreciated as my brain is already overflowing with new info. But at least its interesting.