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Telfair 10-25-2011 10:54 PM

I may have over fertilized my hedges?
 
What should I look for as signs that I did?

Some of them looked sorta bad while others looked great so I got some shrub fertilizer & ( Now looking at what I did ) think I went over board & wonder what are sign of over fertilizing my Ligustrum hedges?

user1007 10-27-2011 11:01 AM

Can you post some pictures. If there is a chance you over fertilized your only hope is to try and speed the process of leeching the fertilizer away from the plant roots. Hopefully you have good drainage. Water heavily but do not make a practice of it.

Telfair 10-27-2011 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 757956)
Can you post some pictures.

Probably too much huh?
https://www.supermotors.net/getfile/...e/img_2533.jpg

Anyways I have not noticed any change at all but why do some look like this vs the ones right next to it?
https://www.supermotors.net/getfile/...e/img_2536.jpg
https://www.supermotors.net/getfile/...e/img_2537.jpg
https://www.supermotors.net/getfile/...e/img_2535.jpg

creeper 10-27-2011 01:33 PM

It doesn't look like too much to me, but it does look like the plants have downy mildew. Go the garden store and buy some fungicide

Telfair 10-27-2011 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by creeper (Post 758055)
It doesn't look like too much to me, but it does look like the plants have downy mildew. Go the garden store and buy some fungicide

Fungicide?

For hedges or?

user1007 10-27-2011 01:36 PM

Looks like a too heavy fertilizer application to me! And the leaves are showing rather classic fertilizer burn. All you can do is try to leach it through the soil and past the roots as fast as you can flooding water past them, trying not to drown the plants in the process. Careful if you have heavy or otherwise poor draining soil.

If the fertilizer is still laying on top though? Skoop some of it off.

Telfair 10-27-2011 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 758060)
Looks like a too heavy fertilizer application to me! And the leaves are showing rather classic fertilizer burn.

No no!

The leaves have been looking like this for months & I just applied the Fert. the other day.

Its not Fert burn because there has been no change at all in the leaves as of since I applied the Fert.

I applied the Fert. hoping to maybe help the plants out?

creeper 10-27-2011 01:40 PM

I'm not entirely sure that it is downy mildew, but if it is it will spread quickly. I think you should take some affected leaves into the plant nursery and they will be able to tell you for sure and how to handle it

Telfair 10-27-2011 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by creeper (Post 758064)
you should take some affected leaves into the plant nursery and they will be able to tell you for sure and how to handle it

Great Idea!

I'll do that! :thumbsup:


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