Time it Right: Mid- to Late-Spring Fertilizer

As the weather warms, annuals and perennials are growing quickly. We also see our warm-season grasses begin to green up. Here are the plants to feed this time of year.

Shrubs

  • Feed rhododendron and azalea plants after they bloom.
  • Fertilize summer-flowering shrubs including crapemyrtle and gardenia.

Herbaceous Plants

  • Annuals and perennials benefit from an application of slow-release fertilizer.
  • Ornamental grasses seldom require fertilizer, especially native grasses.

Fruits and Vegetables

  • Blueberry: apply the second application six weeks after the initial application.
  • Blackberry and Raspberry: Fertilize when plants bloom.
  • Continue fertilizing vegetable crops as needed.

Lawn

  • Fertilize warm-season grasses including Bermuda, zoysia grass, and St. Augustine.

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As the weather warms, annuals & perennials are growing quickly. Warm-season grasses also begin to green up. Here are the plants to feed this time of year.

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