Can Lawn Fertilizer Be Used on Shrubs?

Unless the specific lawn fertilizer says it is safe for use with shurbs, it should not be used. Dicamba herbicide, a common ingredient in lawn fertilizer, kills many shrub species.

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Jill Harness has written on a variety of subjects for more than 10 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including "San Diego City Beat," "Mental Floss," Rue The Day! and Neatorama. Harness has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.