Since the weather is warming – many plants have emerged from hibernation in the past couple weeks. Last month, we talked about some fertilizing in the earliest of Spring. Today we want to discuss the next round of Spring fertilization.
Trees & Shrubs
Evergreen’s 12-6-6 is a slow release high nitrogen granular fertilizer that is best for Evergreen & Deciduous trees/shrubs. It promotes greening, rapid growth, and a good root system. When fertilizing trees & shrubs below, make sure to fertilize at the dripline area of the tree/shrub and not directly at the base of the plant. This will allow the outer roots to soak up the nutrients. See diagram below for a visual:
Perennial & Flower Beds
Evergreen’s Flower Booster a granular concentration of 11-40-6
Azalea & Rhododendrons
If Azaleas & Rhododendrons are blooming, it’s time now to fertilize them. If they aren’t blooming yet then wait until they start to fertilizer. Use Fertilome’s Azalea, Camellia, & Rhododendron food or if you are fertilizing only Azaleas you can use Fertilome’s Evergreen/Azalea Food with Systemic Insecticide to perform double duty feeding and insect control at the same time.
Evergreen’s granular Bloomkote 16-18-14 or a 20-20-20 water soluble formulation
Roses – it’s time to start the feeding AND spraying cycle for Roses
Feed: Evergreen’s Rose Food 15-12-11 or Espoma Rose Tone
Insect/Fungal Spray: Rose Shield by Bonide. A double duty works as both an insecticide and contact & systemic fungicide.
Evergreen Blueberry Special 12-12-12
There are also bulk sizes of garden fertilizers available in the following formulations:
Interested in organic fertilization for your veggies? Try Espoma Garden Tone! A slow release fertilizer with Espoma’s exclusive Bio-Tone Microbes.
Other fertilization questions? Contact The Green People and we will be happy to answer!