Time it Right: Autumn Fertilizer

Most plants are shutting down for the season and most fertilizer applications would simply go to waste. As with late summer applications, fall fertilization can damage many woody plants. Even evergreen trees and shrubs do not require fertilizer this time of year. The list of plants benefiting from fall feeding is a short one.

  • Feed cool-season lawns such as bluegrass, fescue, and ryegrass in October and November for lush winter cover.
  • Fertilize spring-flowering bulbs at planting time.

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Most plants are shutting down for the season & most fertilizer applications would go to waste. The list of plants benefiting from fall feeding is a short.

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Mid- to Late-Spring Fertilizer

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Early- to Mid-Summer Fertilizer

lawns & edible plants take up more nutrients & will benefit from more feeding

Late Summer Fertilizer

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Autumn Fertilizer

The list of plants benefiting from fall feeding is a short one, check it out.

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