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It really depends on the type of fertilizer. Chemical fertilizers will have directions on the box for how much to use. As for organic fertilizers, if you let us know which kind you will be using, we can give you directions for how to use that type.
My Red-Tip Photinias, used as a privacy fence, have become diseased and too large for the space. Some have died. I want to remove them and would like to replace them with young red tips, but I’m afraid the disease will affect them as well. In central Arkansas, what type of fast-growing bush can be used for privacy that is resistant to fungus? Would it be unsafe to plant new red tips?
Can you describe the symptoms of the disease that affected the last red tips? If we can diagnose it, we can let you know if it will affect the new red tips.
In terms of privacy shrubs that grow quickly, Arborvitae or Cypress tend to be the standards. If you would like to try something a little different, you can look into bamboo.
My red photinia died years ago from fungus. For about five years, it has been a waist-high wasteland of dead limbs, very hardy limbs. Today, I cut the bushes down to about 4-5 inches above the ground. Now I’m wondering how to get rid of the base and roots of these plants. I should also add that I am responsible for everything, and I am 5’7 inches and weigh 125 lbs. So the easier and more possible, the better. I’m just thinking about leaving them there and planting wild flowers in the garden. What should I do?
My red tips are approximately 20 feet tall and have grown in a row that’s about 300 feet long. They have lost their leaves and are just starting to grow new ones. Should I remove all the dead leaves from under the trees now, and should I treat under the plants with anything to kill the disease?