COMMUNITY FORUM

Cricketb

06:58AM | 08/09/05
Member Since: 06/08/04
28 lifetime posts
Bvlawn
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!

Crazy is as crazy does....
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even though Halloween is past, pumpkins and gourds make great table decorations. That includes white pumpkins, too!  Here,... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1