Time it Right: When to fertilize your plants

Which Plants Should You Feed Now?

Plants require a variety of nutrients to grow, but when to apply those nutrients varies from one type of plant to another. Fertilizing at the wrong time can be a waste of your time and money. But there’s no need to fret, we’ve put together a handy guide to help you time your fertilizer applications appropriately.

Remember, not all plants require annual fertilization. Butterfly bush and viburnum, for example, often perform spectacularly without any nutrient additions. The best way to know whether to fertilize is to take a soil test. Read “Getting the Dirt on Soil” to learn more about soil tests.

Fertilization by Season

Expand Your Understanding of Plant Fertility:

Choosing A Fertilizer

Fertilizing your plants stimulates plant growth.

A Tasty Task: Fertilizing Blueberries and Blackberries

Tips and timetables for fertilizing blueberries and blackberries

Pin to Your Board for Seasonal Reminders!
Most trees and shrubs are fertilized in early spring. Feed the following plants to encourage strong growth and bountiful blooms.