Lawn fertilizer for maples

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  1. Fabrice

    Fabrice Active Member Maple Society

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    Hi all

    I found an organic lawn fertilizer in my nursery but of course the instructions are for square meters.
    Does any of you have an idea of how many teaspoons I should pour into my 10 liter watering can ?

    Thanks and happy new year from France,

    Fabrice.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Should be applied during the warm time of the year, giving you months to identify a conversion.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Oops, double post instead of editing ^^
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    First, if it's organic, the risk of burning the roots by over-fetilizing your trees is limited.

    Second, there are many organic fertilizers available in tree nurseries, why lawn fertilizers ?

    I'm sure you can find "Or Brun" for instance, it's mainly composted manure (12-14 months) and algae:

    Or Brun

    Less ubiquitous, Solabiol have very good products too. They have an interactive map where you can find local dealers :

    http://www.solabiol.com/ou-trouver-nos-produits?region=nord-pas-de-calais
     
  5. Fabrice

    Fabrice Active Member Maple Society

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    I had thought of lawn fert for it was described as close to perfect NPK ratio for maples.
    Anyhow I have found today an organic fert for conifer with an almost similar NPK ratio.
    AND it has the proper instructions for use.

    Thanks a lot to you all
    I intend to change all container soils for Al's gritty mix next spring.


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