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Just put down my first app. How did I do?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by BostonBull, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    It won't do any good to promote new growth this late in the season. Mulch the root ball, let it go dormant, and see what happens in the spring.
     
  2. Newt*

    Newt* LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    Unleached ashes are higher in K then leached. The problem is that ashes can change the pH of your soil to more alkaline. It's like adding lime. See the first chart here for K. You can use greensand or seaweed or kelp for high K.
    http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/text/fertilizing_tables.html
    http://www.uri.edu/ce/factsheets/prints/woodashprint.html

    I agree with Krill. Make sure the tree is properly watered and mulched. Leaves are expendable to trees in times of stress. Once they are dried and brown they won't turn green again. I suspect the change to the sunnier conditions has caused leaf scorch. Kinda like sunburn on people. Maybe these will help.
    http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extpubs/plantsci/trees/f1147w.htm
    http://www.treesaregood.com/treecare/mulching.aspx
    http://cals.arizona.edu/pubs/water/az1298/
    http://www.watersaver.org/pdfs/FALL_CARING_FOR_TREES.pdf

    Newt
     
  3. BostonBull

    BostonBull LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 520

    The tree will still circulate nutrients up from the roots, but then it has no suply for the winter and may die then.

    The leaves are unable to absorb water, bte can only release water vapor through the Stomata (pores). So spraying the leaves is futile.

    Take some zoomed out pics and lets see the whole tree.
     
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    Thanks for all the input. The leaves are certainly done now so it is mulched and watered and ready for winter.
    My thinking was to have the last bit of active growth supportting new root development, but now I wonder should I have transplanted later? It was a big project to do by hand and from shade to sun it is difficult to expect much.

    Do trees store up enough food to grow roots after leaf fall and still have reserves for spring?
    Thanks for the websites, it is clear I should brush up on some botany :)
     
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    Don't worry about it, you will find out in the spring.
     
  6. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Posts: 4,004



    To much spring N , bad move!
     
  7. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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