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.