How To Fertilize Your New Plants
How do you fertilize your new plants? Plants need food just like we do. Fertilizer feeds plants and supplies nutrients that the plants need. A high quality slow release balanced fertilizer is best for getting your new plants established and keeping them healthy. Not all fertilizer is the same. Stay away from cheap fertilizers. They tend to only last about two weeks and will not keep feeding your plants. A high quality fertilizer contains coated pearls. Each pearl is designed to release nutrients for the plant slowly so that the plant can continue to grow.
Start by sprinkling the fertilizer around the base of the plant. The area that we want to place the fertilizer is around the edge of the root ball or where the branches hang out. Do not place the fertilizer on the trunk of the plant or on the foliage. Usually on new plants the area is about six inches to one foot from the center. Follow the directions of the fertilizer. Do not over fertilize.