Strange idea .....maybe. I normally fertilize ala Walter Pall about every 2 weeks with Miracle Gro at about double strength. It's worked fantastically for 6 years. BUT...... with 70 trees. this entails mixing 5 or so 2-gallon watering cans of mixture. I had the idea that, since Miracle Gro is water soluble, if I just sprinkled the proper amount on each tree and then watered them normally, it might amount to the same thing. Not a big time savings but would make fertilizing just a bit easier.