fertilizer for foundation plantings

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fertilizer for foundation plantings

Postby sorriso » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:29 am

What do you recommend for fertilizing foundation plantings which include evergreen, deciduous and flowering shrubs as well as perennials? I live in the Bangor, Maine area.

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Re: fertilizer for foundation plantings

Postby lorijones » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:28 pm

We recommend Espoma Holly-tone. Broadcast 5-7 pounds per 100 square feet under and around the shrubs. Holly-tone can be applied in the spring and again in the fall.
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Re: fertilizer for foundation plantings

Postby sorriso » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:54 pm

Thank you very much.
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Re: fertilizer for foundation plantings

Postby sorriso » Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:36 pm

Just checking on the fall application. We are probably two to four weeks away from frost...still okay to apply now?
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Re: fertilizer for foundation plantings

Postby lorijones » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:26 pm

Yes, that's the beauty of the organic fertilizers. They are slow release and will not initiate a growth spurt going into the colder months. The nutrients in the Holly-tone you put down now will be available to the plants when they begin growing in the spring.
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