How do I use fertilizer in my garden?

What’s the old saying? Spring forward, fall back? The same applies here.
Landscape plantings “spring forward” with a spring application of a simple, well-balanced, slow-release fertilizer. I recommend a granular or spike-form fertilizer rather than water-soluble types; which are mainly for container gardens. When applying your fertilizer, follow the directions on the label. You don’t want to over-fertilize and damage the roots. ONE exception is roses, which do well with monthly applications through mid-summer. By late summer, it’s time to halt all fertilizing activities. If you’re not sure which fertilizer to use, ask a professional at your local garden center. Be prepared to tell them what types of plants you want to fertilize, and they will be able to help select the right product!

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