When to Apply Fertilizer to Perennials + Shrubs

Anonymous added on September 23, 2011 | Answered

When should I apply fertilizer to my (mostly native) perennials and shrubs? In the fall?

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Answered on September 24, 2011

I would hold off until spring for fertilizing your plants. Right now they are getting ready for winter dormancy and fertilizing will only promote new growth, which would provie detrimental for the plants.

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