Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fertilizer?

Question by Diane: Fertilizer?
I live in oregon.What is the best fertilizer to put on your yard this time of year?


Best answer:

Answer by tensnut90_99
It would be best to wait till Sept. and put down a 17-17-17 slow release fertilizer. You can get it at Home Depot. Wal-Mart and Lowes usually don't carry it. It would also be good to put down a top dressing of peat moss at the same time on top of the fertilizer.



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1 comment:

sonomanona said...

As fall approaches, you don't want your plants to put on a bunch of tender new growth that will be vulnerable to the cold, but you do want to keep feeding, so avoid high nitrogen content. I prefer to use natural products in the garden, and there are some good organic multipurpose fertilizers available commercially. The dry organic fertilizers are naturally slow release, as the nutrients become gradually available to the roots of the plants as they slowly get watered down into the soil. Covering the fertilizer with an inch or 2 of good compost will also be helpful. The compost not only has some nutrient value of its own, but it also helps conserve water and keep the root zone a more constant temperature by slowing evaporation.