Blueberry Patch Maintenance

To keep our blueberries happy, we apply ammonium sulfate as a nitrogen source every spring which also helps to maintain the lower pH that blueberries need.  We check the irrigation hoses to make sure we don’t have any leaks or plugged emitters and then we weed…and weed. ( It is always amazing how quickly weeds can grow in the spring, especially after it rains.) Finally, we apply mulch to the entire blueberry patch – to help increase the organic matter of the soil, retain moisture and keep the weeds from growing.  (Just remember to apply extra nitrogen to encourage decomposition of the mulch)