Fertilizing fruit trees is an important activity in the care of plants. Timely application of fertilizers allows you to get a healthy garden, a good harvest with excellent taste, and prepare trees for the onset of cold weather.
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Top dressing of apple and pear trees in August
Under fruiting apple and pear trees with early and medium ripening periods, top dressing is made based on potassium salt. The composition is suitable for 1 m2 of a trunk circle.
You will need components:
- potassium salt - 30 g;
- superphosphate - 50 g;
- wood ash - 100 g.
The components are mixed and laid out in an even layer under the tree.
Fruiting of pears and apple trees of late varieties is accelerated. Allowing the crop to ripen before it falls from the tree.
To do this, in mid-August, the crown of trees is treated with one of the following drugs:
The working solution is prepared strictly observing the dosage.
Additionally, foliar feeding is carried out by processing the crown. Use a humin-based fertilizer. Take 6 g of powder and, stirring thoroughly, dissolve in 10 liters of warm water.
Use sodium humate or potassium humate to spray the crown. They give preference to drugs that also contain trace elements.
Starting from the second year, after planting the apple and pear trees, they need to be fed with phosphorus compounds. The procedure is carried out in August, every 3 years. To do this, take 30 g of double superphosphate per 1 m2. The soil is thoroughly moistened beforehand, the preparation is embedded to a depth of 7 cm.
At the beginning of autumn, potassium sulfate is used. Take 30 g of the drug per 1 m2 of the trunk circle. Complex ready-made formulations are also suitable, which are diluted, strictly observing the dosage.
Potassium monophosphate is used. To do this, 10 g of powder is dissolved in 1 bucket of warm water. For 1 m2 of the trunk circle, no more than 10 liters of working solution are used.
Top dressing of stone fruit crops
In August, it is also important to feed some stone fruit crops:
- cherry plum;
A superphosphate-based solution has proven itself well.
- superphosphate - 3 tbsp. l .;
- potassium sulfate - 2 tbsp. l .;
- water - 10 liters.
The ingredients are mixed and dissolved in water. The used preparation is applied by the root method for processing 1 m2 of the trunk circle.
Rules for feeding fruit trees at the end of summer
Dry formulations are evenly distributed over the entire area of the trunk circle. Then they are embedded in the soil to a depth of 3-4 cm and thoroughly spilled with water. In this form, nutrients are absorbed faster by the root system.
For the introduction of liquid solutions along the perimeter of the crown, a furrow is dug with a depth of 10-15 cm. The composition is introduced into the groove until it is completely absorbed.
During root feeding, proceed as follows:
- The soil of the trunk circle is carefully loosened.
- Then spill with soft, well-settled water. For an adult tree, 6 buckets of water are enough. For the young - 3.
As soon as the moisture is completely absorbed, a liquid composition is added.
Spraying is carried out for trees over two years old. The crown, trunk and trunk circle of the tree are carefully processed. The weather for the event is dry, cloudy, without wind and rain.
The compositions contribute to the lignification of young shoots and bark.
In late summer - early autumn, fertilizers containing nitrogen are excluded for tree feeding. At this point, it is important to give the fruit trees the opportunity to store the necessary amount of nutrients for the winter cold. Nitrogen, on the contrary, will wake up the plant, activating the growth process, this can destroy the tree during the frost period.
Do you know how to properly feed an orchard at the end of summer?
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