Lawn, shrub and tree fertilization is very important to the health of your plant material. Healthy material is less susceptible to disease and will ward off insects better that unhealthy material. A proper fertilization schedule would be one time per season. Unless you have a very large property a hand held broadcaster is all you will need to apply the fertilizer. For shrubs that are not planted close together or that are in a container, simply sprinkle some fertilizer by hand around the base of the plant. I would suggest using an organic fertilizer as this will not percolate through the soil and contaminate the ground water like the chemical fertilizers do.
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