Oil Absorbent for Fertilizer

Here's a great tip for you gardeners. You can buy a large bag (approx. 20lbs) of oil absorbent from your local auto parts store for less than ten dollars, and it has multiple benefits. It also acts as a great fertilizer; says so right on the bag.


My Japanese Red Maple loves lots of fertilizer, so if you have one that is not flourishing with a good rich color, give it more fertilizer. Triple 13 works well also. But, with the oil absorbent you get the extra benefit of drying up spills and oil leaks, as well as the added benefit of fertilizing your rose bushes, trees,shrubs, and of course the Japanese Red Maple. Happy gardening.

By Clarence from Memphis, TN

Editor's Note: Make sure that you get the type of oil absorbent that is OK to use as a fertilizer. Most are made with wood chips or some other natural material.

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May 12, 20090 found this helpful

Thank You! A great idea! Who knew?

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May 22, 20091 found this helpful

Go in your local animal feed store Blue Seal, Agway and you can get 50# of fertilizer for 10-12 dollars.


5-10-10 or 10-10-10. If you do not understand the numbering system ask them they will explain it to you.
5-10-10 is average garden fertilizer. But you just need to tell them what your growing and they will tell you what you need. Acid loving plants need acid fertilizer so ask.

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