Fertilize in August

Jul 23, 2016

Credit LSU AgCenter

As we move into August, gardeners need to focus on two important aspects of landscape maintenance. That's fertilizing and pruning.

August is the latest that we fertilize lawns, hearty shrubs, and ground covers. Now is the time to think about what you might want to fertilize and when you want to get it done as we get into August.

Some time in October, your fertilizer that you put down in August will finish up and play out, which is perfect, as it allows our plants to slow down as they get into the winter. If you fertilize them too late, you can actually stimulate the plants to stay awake and continue to grow, which you don't want.