Time it Right: Early- to Mid-Summer Fertilizer

By now most trees and shrubs have received their fill of fertilizer for the season. As summer breaks into full swing, lawns and food-producing plants take up a lot of nutrients and will benefit from additional fertilizer.

Fruits and Vegetables

  • Blueberry: make your final application following harvest.
  • Continue fertilizing vegetable crops as needed.

Trees and Shrubs

  • Dogwood trees benefit from a second fertilizer application in early summer.
  • Many shrubs also benefit from a second application: abelia, camellia, gardenia, hydrangea, and loropetalum.
  • When making two applications to a plant in a season, split the total required amount of fertilizer evenly between the two applications to avoid over-feeding.

Lawn

  • Continue feeding warm-season grasses like Bermuda, zoysia grass, and St. Augustine.
  • Do not fertilize cool-season grasses in the summer.

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As summer breaks into full swing, lawns and food-producing plants take up a lot of nutrients and will benefit from additional fertilizer.

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