Landscape tree and shrub fertilization guide now available

New factsheet provides homeowners with guidance to keep landscape plants green and growing.

As a general rule, landscape trees and shrubs in Michigan typically don’t require extensive fertilization to maintain good growth and color. Occasionally, however, homeowners may notice that their trees and shrubs may not be up to par due to poor nutrition. A new factsheet from MSU Extension, “A homeowner’s guide to nutrition and fertilization of landscape trees and shrubs,” helps homeowners to understand the role of soil nutrients in tree and shrub health and describes some of the most common nutrient problems associated with landscape plants in Michigan.

For homeowners that want to insure optimal landscape plant performance without running the risk of over-fertilization, the new guide serves as an excellent companion to MSU Extension’s soil test kit self-mailer program.

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