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What are the top fertilizers and disease prevention solutions for trees?

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Are you looking to keep your trees happy and healthy? Looking for the perfect tool to help them grow?

Below, we have our list of the top things you just need in your garage.

I have a saying... If you have the tool around, the job is easy. The same goes for fertilizing and keeping your trees healthy.

There are really only 4 main things that can be wrong with your tree. 

1) Insets/pests

2) Mold/disease

3) Lack (or too much) water/sun

4) Needs more (or less) fertilizer

There is a common misconception that growing trees is hard. But, I really don't think it has too be. If you have a small amount of tools around to keep your trees healthy and you know about the above 4 things, trees can be really easy to grow.

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  1. Bayer Advanced 701910 12 Months Tree and Shrub Protect and Feed Granules

    The first item on our list is the Bayer feed & insect repellant. You need to apply this to your trees if you start seeing bite marks in the leaves.

    This will keep insects, grubs and other stuff away

  2. BioAdvanced 700270B Complete Insect Killer for Soil & Turf, Lawn and Yard Bug Killer, Concentrate

    This BioAdvanced solution is the counterpart to the first one mentioned. It provides protection against mold, mildew, and other diseases. 

  3. Miracle-Gro Tree & Shrub Plant Food Spikes

    Next, if you need to fertilize your trees, spikes are a great solution. I recommend the Miracle-Gro spikes. You can put them in the ground around spring-time and then just watch your trees grow.

  4. Jobe's 01660 1610 0 Tree Fertilizer Spikes

    Jobe's tree spikes are another gardener's favorite. 

  5. Flexon 25-Foot Three Tube Sprinkler Hose

    Finally, if you need to water your trees, you should look into either a soaker hose or a 5-gallon bucket.

    Typical hose watering provides too much water in too short of a time. You need to apply water over an hour for proper deep watering.

    Drilling some holes in the bottom of a 5-gallon pail. Or setting up a soaker hose is a much better solution than just turning your hose on!

    More information: 

    - https://ag.umass.edu/landscape/fact-sheets/fertilizing-trees-shrubs


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