All around natural fertilizer for lawn and trees.

Asked May 21, 2019, 5:26 PM EDT

I recently bought a new home last June. I would like to fertilize the grass as well as all the mature trees with something somewhat natural as well as something that doesn’t break the bank. Any suggestions? I have mature Oaks, mature Pines, and mature cedar trees and a little over a half acre of yard. This is all new to me so any advice would be helpful. Thank you

Oakland County Michigan

1 Response

The trees you describe grow well in a slightly acid soil. If they appear healthy, there is no compelling reason to fertilize these mature trees. Grass is another story. It uses a lot of nitrogen during the growing season because we let it grow, then cut it, then want it to grow again.. and on.
I would suggest that you get a soil test from MSU for your new yard. You will learn just what your soil needs to support a nice lawn. There will be recommendations for synthetic fertilizer and natural fertilizers. Natural fertilizers can be more expensive but not always.
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