Avoid burning plants by poor fertilization placement

Recently published fact sheet guides gardeners through fertilizer application methods.

October 12, 2012 - Author: ,

Getting garden and landscape plants to perform up to expectations requires meeting their nutrient requirements. Woody landscape plants and garden perennials may be able to acquire all the nutrients they need from your garden soil, but some will need additional nutrients to correct deficiencies or improve performance.

Other plants such as vegetables and annual flowers have much higher nutrient requirements and should be supplemented according to soil test recommendations to achieve success. Proper application and placement of fertilizer will help gardeners avoid burned spots in the lawn and brown dots on foliage that may disfigure a plant, or death of plants.

View our new fact sheet, Fertilizer application methods and placement, to safely and effectively apply fertilizers.

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