TexasTiger LSU Fan Katy TX Member since Sep 2003 4861 posts
Lawn Fertilizer around mature oak trees?(Posted by TexasTiger on 3/19/13 at 7:58 am)
Bought an older home late last summer and the yard has some large well established oak trees. Now that spring is here and I am getting ready to fertilze my yard is there a concern with using Scotts or something like that around these big old oaks?
re: Lawn Fertilizer around mature oak trees?(Posted by skidry on 3/19/13 at 8:44 am to TexasTiger)
If you read the bag, weed and feed fertilizers tell you to avoid the drip line of bushes and trees. A landscaper told me atrazine can build up in the soil and kill your trees over several years. One year will not hurt it. For this reason, I only use fertilizer, no weed killer. Research what is the best ratio for your grass. Louisiana agcenter has great info on their website.