Mycorrhiza applications to planting beds

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by BrendonTW, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. BrendonTW

    BrendonTW LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Oklahoma City
    Posts: 556

    Does anyone use mycorrhiza and what kind of benefits do you see?
  2. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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    I think it helps with hardiness. I do not mix it in with the soil for annuals but will shoot the shrubs with my tree root injector. Have to be careful if they are new plantings as it will bring them up some. Would work well as a drench to when planting.

    On trees and some times shrubs I just use the PHC dry mix with the gel.

    Might want to check because many growers are now using it so you may not need it.
  3. TandCLandscape

    TandCLandscape LawnSite Member
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    Do fungicide apps kill off mychorrhiza as well?
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    It seems that one of the big deals most detrimental to the activity of AM Fungi is the application of P...

    Do fungicides actually get into the roots of the plantings in a bed???
  5. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,184

    One would think. I think it make more sense to go pro-fungus amongus first then use the kill plan later.

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