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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by slowleak, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. slowleak

    slowleak LawnSite Member
    from 63055
    Messages: 96

    whats a good generic fert application for a raised bed with an assortment of plants including junipers,tulips,etc........thanks kevin
  2. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    A shot in the dark, and probably will open me up to TONS of criticism, but I might take a quick soil test, match the pH in the bed up to the main types of plants, and then a slow release, light amount, less than 1# of N per plant for sure, raked in along the drip line of the shrubs, and high in phosphorous and potassium, and some micros, and forget about nitrogen, because you don't really need that with shrubs, you are after plant health, longevity and root growth.

    But that's just what I might do.

  3. slowleak

    slowleak LawnSite Member
    from 63055
    Messages: 96

    thanks man,point well taken. but these people i find out are pretty house poor.trying to keep the material image to the detrement of their original beautifully landscaped home. probably no furniture in half the rooms ; ) to each his own!!
  4. Osmacote, 100% SCU made in good ole` St Lewy.

    I also maintain the plant its made at.

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