Hydrangas - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Shelby Britt
Winston Salem, No
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Question by sbritt749
June 20, 2010
I have hydrangas on a down slope in my backyard.
This spring I threw out handfuls of Osmekote fertilizer. The hydrangas on the first row bloomed good. The second row fair.
The third rown 0 except for 3 or 4 blooms on my Annabelle. They all get sun from about 11:00 until 2:00 pm. Last year this row did well considering the amount of sun. Was there to much nitrogen in the Osmekote?
Can it be fix?

Answer from NGA
June 20, 2010
I'm thinking the Osmocote was washed down the slope and some of your plants didn't get the benefit of the nutrients - others may have gotten too much. I'd hold off on feeding for the rest of the year. Next spring, use a foliar feeding rather than a time release. You can spray Miracle Gro or Miracid fertilizer from a hose-end sprayer. The fertilizer will feed the leaves and the product that is absorbed into the soil will feed the roots. Best wishes with your hydrangeas!

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