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Cricketb

06:58AM | 08/09/05
Member Since: 06/08/04
28 lifetime posts
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I have planted 9 abrovitae trees in my backyard and have had to replace at least four of them so far because they have died.

I recently replaced two of them and one of them has already browned out and died.

Is there anything I can do as far as special fertilizer, or something that will help the trees stay alive and grow.

I have mulched around them, used weed block, dug the holes "3 times" the size of the root ball" and planted them with fertilizer, top soil and peat moss. And I watered them twice a week for three weeks and now one is dead and two others are slowly turning.

I want to keep them alive so I don't have to continue buying new trees... Please Help!

CrownRoyal

03:10PM | 01/23/07
Member Since: 01/22/07
8 lifetime posts
I'm hoping these were potted and not bare root at the time of year you posted. Best not to fertilize any plants until they get their roots established. Also, make sure you don't water the plants, UNLESS THEY NEED IT. You can tell by sticking your finger an inch or two into the soil and if it comes out dry and dusty, it needs watering. If there is moist soil on your finger or your finger has a feel of moistness, check back in a few days. Over-watering can kill as much as under-watering. Hope you had some success!

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