Save Japanese Maple from garden fertilizer

September 12, 2019

The Japenese maple in our front garden was planted this spring, but has had a rough year with how hot/dry it has been here in Colorado, as well as taking an attack from Japanese beetles. Looking to help my tree, I (foolishly) gave it some of the liquid garden fertilizer we had on hand, thinking the extra Nitrogen would help it bounce back like it does my herbs/veggies. After doing some research, I've realized how big of a mistake I've made.

My question now is... is there anything I can do to save my tree from the excess Nitrogen I just gave it? I gave it a bit more water, hoping to dilute the fertilizer even more and wash some away from the roots, but I don't want to overwater it along with overfertilizing it either.

Is there anything else I can do to help wash away the fertilizer?

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