I planted lilacs at the lower end of my lawn several years ago and they have yet to grow any height or flowers. My lawn I have found is very matted and wonder if that has anything to do with it. What is going on and do you have any suggestions. I live in Meadow Lakes, Alaska and it is a zone 3-4 here. Thank you Jennifer Robeson
Submitted by ak_jknight

Hi Jennifer,


Thanks for taking the time to write. Tough soil, such as compacted clay or sand that doesn't have much nutrient value, can certainly make plants like lilacs grow more slowly, as can too much shade (are yours growing in full sun?). You can try topdressing your soil with compost every spring, as well as trying a general-purpose garden fertilizer in spring. That may help!


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