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Fertilizer for Juniper Shrubs?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by buttaluv, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 566

    Do you guys have any recommendations for fertilizing Shrubs, small decorative trees, etc.?
  2. PHS

    PHS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 724

    I usually apply about 3# of N/1000 sq ft/yr. Not much different than a lawn really. If you use faster release formulations then you want to apply them multiple times at lower rates. I typically use Ureaformaldehyde formulations which are more expensive but I can apply most or all of it at one time. Milorganite is also a good fertilizer but you have to apply a lot more #/app.

    I also avoid 16-16-16 and those kinds of ferts because our soils are usually pretty high in P to begin with. Check what your ag extensions recommends for your area.

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