Fertilizer
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Fertilizing new transplants

Zone 84062-8060 | Linda Sue added on April 27, 2019 | Answered

How long should I wait to fertilize new transplants? Is it longer for shrubs and trees than perennials? Should I wait longer if the plant doesn't have very many roots attached?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 28, 2019

Fertilizing with a slow release fertilizer for most trees and shrubs can happen at planting. I like an 18-18-18 granular slow release fertilizer.

Perennials can be also fertilized in the spring.
Potted plants can benefit from a second application in July.
Always follow directions on the packaging.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/what-is-balanced-fertilizer.htm

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