Manure Fertilizer
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Cow manure

Zone Perth WA | Anonymous added on October 25, 2017 | Answered

It appears as if cow manure was too strong for one of my shrubs. It appears to be dying. I have attempted to remove most of the manure, and have been watering ++. Is there anything else I can do?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on October 27, 2017

What you are doing is correct. Here is more about this problem, known as fertilizer burn (but it applies to manure as well):
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/what-is-fertilizer-burn.htm

Manure should be "cured" or composted before applying to plants in order to reduce the risk of fertilizer burn and prevent the spread of plant diseases or weeds:
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/turn-manure-compost-your-garden

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