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Response to CottonBear (Reply #15)

Fri May 10, 2013, 01:07 PM

17. Hey CottonBear--the Azaleas seem to be doing OK

I pulled most of the weeds by hand a few weeks ago, and most of the Azaleas were beautiful in bloom. A few were covered in blooms, others had less, a few had only a few blooms, and two didn't bloom at all.

The leaves seem to be a light green/yellow, so I think they need to be fed.

I trimmed the dead stuff off of them earlier this week, some still are blooming, so I'll wait for them to stop before I feed them. (Bought Miracle Grow for Azaleas, so should be the right nutrients for them. I have quite a few Boxwood, and I understand they like the same plant food as Azaleas, so I'll feed them at the same time.)

Still have weeds all over the yard, it looks OK after it's been mowed.

I'm going to spread some leaves around the Azaleas then put a tree bark type mulch over them, which should make the beds look a lot better.

I didn't know what some of the stuff in the beds was, but if it didn't look like something that was intentionally planted there, I pulled it. The landscaping was done professionally years ago by a company that did a very exclusive country club nearby, so I figured things should balance out visually, and it does look better now that much of the weeds have been pulled.

Thanks for thinking of me, it's going to be a learning process for certain! I appreciate your help very much, as well as others who made suggestions. I'm sure I'll have more questions later!

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