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An effective fertilization program is essential to both soil and plant health. At Grieders We understand that planning a fertilizer program can be difficult with so many choices available. We highly recommend that you call or stop by the Grieder Design Center with any questions about what, when, or how to start a fertilizer program.

How to read the numbers on fertilizer:
10 - 10 - 10
(N - P- K)

  • The first -10- stands for Nitrogen (N), which promotes color.
  • The second -10- stands for phosphorous (P), which promotes root development.
  • The third -10- stands for potassium (K), which promotes vigor and fruiting.
  • Whenever applying fertilizer, always follow the label instructions. Too much or too little fertilizer can have a negative or little effect on the plant or soil.


We have the following fertilizer ratios available:

  • Lawn: 15 - 5 - 10, 10 - 18 -10
  • Annuals: 9 - 59 - 8, 3 - 5- 7
  • Perennials: 4 - 6 - 6, 10 - 10 - 10
  • Trees & Shrubs: 9 - 5 - 4, 16 - 10 - 9


Tree and Shrub Fertilization Guidelines

  • Best time to fertilize for maximum uptake into the plant is early summer and early fall
  • 3 lbs. Nitrogen per 1000 sq. feet
  • Use fertilizer with a 3 - 1- 2 ratio, don't skimp
  • Inject into soil for best results or liquid drench 4" to 6" deep
  • For mulched areas, add an additional 1 lb. Nitrogen to offset Nitrogen loss from decomposition
  • Newly transplanted or very mature plants are the least likely to respond
  • Do not fertilize plants under stress, they will spend energy growing not defending themselves from disease, insects, or environmental stress


Annual and Perennial Fertilization Guidelines

  • Fertilize full sun annuals at time of planting or when growth begins in Spring
  • 2.5 to 3 lbs. Nitrogen per 1000 sq. feet (shade plants at ½ the rate)
  • Always fertilize at time of planting, get off to a good start
  • Use a 1-1-1 ratio
  • Feed early and heavy, early Phosphorous deficiency is common
  • Follow up fertilization 1 to 1.5 lbs. Nitrogen per 1000 sq. feet

 

DESIGN CENTER HOURS

MONDAY-FRIDAY
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

 

SATURDAY

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

 

SUNDAY 
Closed

 

 


twitter  Grieder Garden and Design Center

1804 Towanda Barnes Road 

Bloomington, IL 61705


309-662-8527



 

Looking for individuals to join our team!

 

Landscape Design/ Sales

 

We are looking for an outgoing, aggressive person with project management experience, hardscape knowledge and outstanding customer service skills. Must have a degree in Landscape Architecture/ Horticulture and a min. of 3 years strong experience in a landscape design/sales environment. Please send resume and references to grieders@grieders.com. All applicants will remain confidential.



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