How often do I fertilze shrubs?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by joshuea, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. joshuea

    joshuea LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    How often do I fertilize shrubs like, boxwoods, laurels, yews, ect?
    Also what kind of fertilizer do I use?
  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    we usually do once per year with a slow release
  3. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    Depends on what type of fert. you use and soil conditions and the type of plant. Some are more hungry for one element than another. 1 app. a year should do the trick. A mychirizial app. may be a good idea as well.
  4. greensman

    greensman LawnSite Member
    Male, from Akron,Ohio
    Messages: 46

    We have had an amazing response With holly tone to our customers rhodys and azeleas. Once a year in the fall.
  5. Garden Panzer

    Garden Panzer Banned
    from Seattle
    Messages: 313

    I do 1 liquid, with 1 IBDU solid dripline treatment.... solid in jan. liquid in april....
    in the fall I've been mixing in wint dormant oil a K app.
  6. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    I just got finished a very large shrub and tree fert job today using all Espoma products, like Greensman. Holly-Tone and Plant-Tone. I always suggest fertilizing in the fall. Use an acid fertilizer (like Holly-Tone) for those evergreen plans, Joshuea.


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