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Fertilize three times using a water soluble fertilizer.
Never apply directly to foliage/leaves, only apply at base.
If a slow-release fertilizer is used, then apply only once in early May (Do not add any more fertilizer for the remainder of year).
For Tip and Tricks and a deeper look into Fertilizing plants: Continue Reading Article.
What do N, P, and K stand for?
Nitrogen (N) helps plants produce lush, healthy foliage.
Phosphorus (P) promotes healthy roots and fruit and flower production.
Potassium (K) keeps the plant’s metabolism running smoothly and helps it resist disease.
NPK tell you the relative proportions of those nutrients by weight.
- Specialty fertilizers might promote blooms or fruiting, or even foliage growth.
- A balanced 20-20-20, 10-10-10 is a good way to cover all plants if you’d like to simplify your purchases and practices
- Do not use anything that states it will kill broad-leaved weeds (it can harm broad-leaved trees as well). Do not overdose.
- Fertilizer that is not absorbed by the tree has the potential to alter the soil or leach out and pollute groundwater, rivers, ponds, and lakes. Overdosing with fertilizer can harm your tree.
**Just be sure you read the instructions so you know you’re putting the correct amount on your plants.**