Unless you've been trained in the sciences, the process of fertilizing plants is probably something of a mystery to you. Regardless of whether the fertilizer in question is "natural" or chemical, all you know is that you have this "magic stuff" that you're supposed to dump into the ground around your plants, to make them grow better. Steve Nix, About.com's Guide to Forestry, helps take some of the mystery out of fertilizing trees, explaining, among other things, exactly why you can fertilize a tree too much.
In his article, Steve covers:
- The NPK to look for in a tree fertilizer.
- Three of the specific ways in which you can fertilize a tree too much.
- And how to make amends if you realize (after the fact) that you have, indeed, fertilized a tree too much.
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