Trees and Shrubs forum→Trying to "save" what I believe is a lilac bush.

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ragtagsoldier
May 15, 2020 3:46 PM CST
I was cutting through a brush line on my property when I came across what I am almost 100 percent sure is a lilac bush. The blooms on it are identical to a lilac bush next to our driveway however this one was tangled in a bunch of what I call tree killers (unwanted trees that wrap themselves around wanted plants and steal nutrients from the ground.) As you can see when I cleared out the brush I was left with a very tall and not bushy bush. I really want to keep it as I love the smell in the spring. The problem is I know nothing about arborculture but it is an interest I want to learn more about. Is there anything I can do to bring it into its glory days?
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Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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oneeyeluke
May 19, 2020 1:44 AM CST
Aerate the soil and keep the soil loose between waterings. Aerate all the way to the end of the conope. You could take a couple of handfuls of composted poultry mix and top dress the aerated soil one time a year. Just a small amount scattered thinly is all it takes. With the removal of the other trees your lilac should thrive. Make sure your lilac gets full sun or at least 6 hours of sun minimum, by removing some of the overhanging tree limbs. You have it going your way now, happy gardening.
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