Fertilizing Evergreens

Shrub Fertilizer Spikes

Yesterday we talked about fertilizing trees. Today, I'd like to address fertilizing evergreens in our garden. Just as trees in our lawn need their own fertilizer, evergreens can also have roots which go go deep into the soil which is where you need to place their nutrients. You want to encourage the root system to remain deep in the garden's soil by placing the nutrients at that low level. As well, many gardens are like ours in that there is a top layer of ground cover be it cedar mulch … [Read more...]

Fertilizing Trees

Scott's Turf Builder Lawn Fertilizer

In the spring one of the most common outdoor activities for a household when you walk or cycle or drive up and down a neighbourhood is to see someone fertilizing their lawn. Some people have garden services to do this for them while others do it themselves. Why do this? Well of course roots of any outdoor plant are in serious activity in the spring and to do there work as Mother nature intended they need, well, food. What about the trees on your property? If you see lots of … [Read more...]

Remember to Fertilize the Shrubs and Bushes

Evergreen and Shrub Fertilizer Spikes

A few days ago I wrote about the first fertilizing of our lawn this year. Don't forget to  fertilize your shrubs, bushes, evergreens and trees as well ... but with their own food. Last spring I wrote an article titled Don't Forget To Feed Your Trees, which my day time boss mentioned to me that he had read and actually used that tip. This article is not about fertilizing the same tree, well, because we no longer have it. Why the tree is no longer our property is for a discussion or two … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget To Feed Your Trees

Tree Fertilizaer Spike Package

Today we digress from our usually home renovation focus to remind you to feed the trees on the outside of your house. Trees are environmentally friendly. :-) They provide shade to help cool your house or protect your lawn. And, home renovation tasks can include home maintenance tasks both inside and outside the house, right? However, I am always amazed by the number of home owners who will spend lots and lots of  money to take care of their lawn yet forget about their trees. Trees need … [Read more...]

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