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Is Miracle-Gro safe to use near a lake?


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Odette 19-Apr-10 02:19 PM EST
Pond Builder25-Apr-10 07:19 PM EST 6   
Peter28-Apr-10 05:17 PM EST   


Subject: Is Miracle-Gro safe to use near a lake?
From: Odette
Date: 19-Apr-10 02:19 PM EST

I have a flower garden at the top of a hill about 30 ft from a lake. Composting isn't enough to enrich the sandy soil (it will take many years), so I'm thinking of supplementing it with Miracle-Gro but don't want to harm the lake. Any advice? Thanks.


Subject: RE: Is Miracle-Gro safe to use near a lake?
From: Pond Builder
Zone: 6
Date: 25-Apr-10 07:19 PM EST

In sandy soil 30 feet is not a great distance. As professional lake and pond designers we suggest you use a pelleted organic fertilizer such as a fish based fertilizer. These are best for sandy soils since they stay in place even during rain events. If miracle grow ever came in a pelleted form, it would likely also work.


Subject: RE: Is Miracle-Gro safe to use near a lake?
From: Peter
Zone:
Date: 28-Apr-10 05:17 PM EST

I would use organic fertilizer.seaweed concentrate is one of the best. It is non-toxoc and has many trace elements.


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