Asked January 12, 2020, 6:46 PM EST

Hi wanting to know if it is ok to use a fertizer spreader on black hills spruce which would land all around and in the needles or will it just wash on the ground after a rain and be addequiet, also what mix of fertilizer for want soil. Thanks Tom Kesteloot 507 829 7057

Lyon County Minnesota

1 Response

There is an excellent fact sheet that clearly explains everything. I have provided the link.

A drop spreader does the job well. If you fertilize you’re lawn fertilizing around the tree at the same rate is adequate. 2 lbs of nitrogen per 1000 sq. Feet is the recommended rate unless a soil test recommends more.