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How to Fertilize Evergreen Trees

By Jessica Smith ; Updated September 21, 2017

Evergreen trees do not need commercial fertilizer and require plenty of sun, lots of water and possibly a tablespoon or two of nitrogen. Get evergreen trees to thrive with tips from a gardening specialist in this free video on trees.


Hi I'm Jessica Smith with Blands Nursery in West Jordan, Utah and today we are talking all about trees and shrubs. Right now we are going to discuss how to fertilize evergreen trees. Most evergreens do not need fertilizer and actually do not like fertilizer. Most people actually kill their evergreen trees with too much fertilizer. If evergreens are given plenty of sun and plenty of deep applications of water and are planted properly to begin with you shouldn't really need any. On occasion it may lose that lustery green color. It may need just a little bit of nitrogen and what you want to do is just sprinkle maybe a tablespoon or two down around the soil late late in the winter or early early spring and let mother nature water it in. Never ever add a commercial fertilizer when planting around the root system. That will surely kill your tree. Just organic matter and micro izee down in the soil. Both of those two will work together and actually improve the health of your tree.


About the Author


Jessica Smith owns and operates "Blands Nursery" in West Jordan, Utah. Smith has work with plants and flowers for 22 years, since 1986.