I have a row of majestic arborvitae which help separate my house from the neighbor's. They provide just a little extra sorely-needed privacy. So after past seasons involving ice storms and Hurricane Sandy, one or two were looking....sick. Their leaves were turning brown and I was concerned that they would never recover from ice and snow damage.
Enter: Miracle Gro's Evergreen Fertilizer Spikes!
I found these at Home Depot last year and figured, 'What do I have to lose? The shrubs are already dieing anyway!' so I picked up a package.
These are fertilizer spikes. You take one out, put the plastic cap that comes in the pack over the spike, and pound it into the ground per the package directions.
Make sure the ground is soft when you do this. I originally treated the trees last fall and just did it again today. If, by any chance, some of the spikes are broken in the package, just dig a hole and put the cracked ones in.
These spikes DEFINITELY saved my precious trees.
Today's treatment took about 30 minutes for me to do a row of six trees, but that's a half an hour well spent to keep these beauties healthy!
Give them a try and let me know what you think!
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