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Transplanting Fert.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Planter, Mar 13, 2002.

  1. Planter

    Planter LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 214

    I have read of placing fertilizer pellets in the planting hole when transplanting on installations. Anyone doing this and what do you use?

  2. mickman

    mickman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    Some do, some don't. As far as transplanting, the plants usually
    go into shock, I think that applying any fert. will stress it out even more. Most nursey stock is fertilized enough. I score plants over hole, and the fert. goes to the bottom. I also use Leafgro, peatmoss or humus to mix with existing soil, then soak it.
    when customers want us to transplant, I simply tell them it's a 50/50 chance of survival.
  3. hollywood

    hollywood LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    i agree with mickman. there really is no need to fertilize a transplant. when we transplant anything that has been in the ground for over a year or two, we use a product called Mycor Tree Saver. it is helpful for transplants since it has soil conditioning agents and organic biostimulants to help improve the rate of survival. it is a little on the expensive side but seems to help. should be able to get it from a local nursery.

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