The Q&A Archives: Pruning and Fertilizing

Question: I recently did a soil test and fertilized several areas in my garden beds-but that was weeks ago. It has rained like crazy and even the mulch washed away. Should I begin fall pruning and also fertilize again for the fall season?

Answer: Too much rain can certainly leach fertilizer out of the soil but you won't want to overdo. I'd prune things back now and when they begin to show new growth, apply fertilizer again. Hope the rains stop soon!

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