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Hello Ronald,

I have a lawn that needs serious maintenance.

Fast autumn, I saw some landscapers spread some green powderlike paste onto a neighbor's front lawn. The lawn looks great. I would like to know what this material is. I want to apply some onto my garden full of the weeds and barren patches.

Also what type of fertilizer do you recommend for bushes?

Thank you for reading. I look forward to your feedback.

Stephen
Montreal, Quebec

Answer
Stephen, you probably saw something like what is shown HERE. Please note that I do not have any experience with the method; therefore I cannot give an opinion it.
Fertilizer for bushes. Check with your local agricultural advisory agency or a reputable nursery for any regulations governing fertilizer application. If it is OK put down a granular product with a low first (nitrogen) number. Examples are 2-10-10; 6-6-6; 8-10-10. If it is flowering bush, a 4-6-8 will work.  

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Ronald B Persaud

Expertise

Florida (Central and South) lawns maintenance and troubleshooting.

Experience

Work experience in Garden and Technical Sales (Ace Hardware and Lesco). L&O Spray Technican/Horticulturist/Tree permitting (Local Municipality). Commercial Landscape Maintenance (Condo complex and Shopping Mall)

Organizations
Past member Florida Landscape Maintenance Association (Pinellas County).

Publications
On the 'Gardenweb' under the pseudonym "Ronalawn82"

Education/Credentials
CPO certified (L&O) Florida. Hons. Graduate: Eastern Caribbean Farm Institute (now Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture and Forestry), Trinidad WI.

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