Lilacs - Knowledgebase Question

blountville, tn
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Question by cdlcarr
April 15, 2006
Should I feed my lilac bush with miracle grow, miracid or what type of plant food does it need?

Answer from NGA
April 15, 2006
If your lilac is surrounded by lawn that is being routinely fertilized, you may not need to fertilize the lilac beyond that. In a shrub bed or similar location, lilacs do well with a spring application of a general purpose granular or general purpose slow release fertilizer. Read and follow the label directions. You can also top dress with some good quality compost in the spring. Then use a layer of two to three inches of organic mulch year round. This will also help feed the soil slowly over time as it breaks down.

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