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Lawn and Garden - Tree Fertilizers

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Today on your lawn & Garden we're talking about trees, your baring trees, everything from pecans to fruit, but what do we have John? And where do we start?

John: Well, fertilizer is where you want to start.  Right now is when you want to do it. Especially your pecan trees. What we have is this auger right here, makes it real easy to drill your holes in the soil then throw your fertilizer in.  You want to fertilize now and we know exactly how much to put per tree, so if you come by we can tell you how much.  If it's a pecan tree that's three foot wide or something you don't put just five pounds, it takes quite a bit.

For your peaches and plums and things like that and all of your citrus it's time to fertilize them as well. These are trees that have been in there not the ones that are just planted; you don't want to fertilize them yet. You can use a root stimulator on a newly planted one, but not a common fertilizer.

Gary: So it's not too early to fertilize for pecan trees?

John: Oh, no.  This is when you do it.  You can start actually in February, but mostly March and April is when you want to get it out.

What you're gonna be starting to need is fungicides and insecticides. And I have two of them here.  The copper is the most general it will just about get anything, from leaf spot different things like that, that you get on your plants. And then this insecticide we have right here works systemically which is nice, you don't have to spray the plant, you just drench it with a sprinkler can around the roots of the plant and it brings it up and then you only use it once a year which is the good thing about it, but no spraying.

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