Question by  Rinda (121)

What are the best fertilizers for Dogwoods?

My dogwoods are not growing as fast as I think they should be, I would like a fertilizer that will help them grow but not harm animals or children.


Answer by  ElectronicGuy (221)

This is a mildly broad question. What you need to understand is that there are many different species of plants, and each species reacts differently to chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides. I would suggest that you identify the exact species of plant you are dealing with, purchase a good botanist book.


Answer by  Merzkiyi (604)

Make sure your soil is more on the acidic side in terms of pH level, and try an organic fertilizer like Holly-Tone. Also make sure not to use any weed killer chemicals around the dogwood.


Answer by  worker8388 (994)

Over fertilization will kill the young dogwoods,its better not to fertilize the first year. A 6 foot dogwood can fertilize with 1/4 cup of 12-4-8 per tree in February and middle of June. For a well established tree use 1 cup per inch of trunk diameter. Use general all purpose fertilizers,it will not harm animals or childrens.

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