How Long After Planting a New Shrub Before You Can Fertilize?

Fertilize shrubs immediately after planting with superphosphate fertilizer or a starter fertilizer, such as 20-20-20. Use 2 or 3 gallons mixed at a rate of 1 tbsp. of a water-soluble fertilizer per gallon of water.

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