May 01, Well-maintained mulch can help control weeds, and keep soil cool, loose and uniformly moist. Mulch should be 4 inches to 6 inches deep and cover a 4-foot band of soil centered on a blueberry plant row.
It is important to replenish mulch as it deteriorates. Where mulching materials are scarce, a combination of mulch around the bushes and sod or clean cultivation in the aisles may be used. Fertilizing: Since blueberry bushes bear fruit on the previous season's growth, they must be fertilized generously to promote vigorous annual growth.
Newly set bushes should not be fertilized until the start of new growth about one month after setting. Plant the bushes following instructions for the variety purchased. 3. If using a container, it should be at least 36 inches in diameter.
Fill with acidic potting mix. 4. Mulch with 2 to 4 inches of mulch to control weeds and maintain the soil moisture and temperature. The correct answer depends on your site, soil, and available mulching materials, but after trying three blueberry mulches -- wheat straw over roll-out paper mulch, bark mulch over newspapersand hay over newspapers, we still weren’t getting the weed suppression we wanted.
Mulching your Blueberry Plants. After planting it is important to mulch your blueberry plant. Mulching blueberry plants keep weeds out, as well as adds organic material to the ground. The best mulch for blueberry plants is pine mulch or pine needles.
This not only adds organic material but Estimated Reading Time: 40 secs.