When Do I Stop Fertilizing? - Knowledgebase Question

Orchard Park, NY
Question by zaccaria
October 14, 2000
Should I continue fertilizing my perennial plants (daylillies, mums etc.) after the first frost?

Answer from NGA
October 14, 2000


As a rule perennials do not require ferilizing in the fall. They need to reduce their rate of top growth and direct any energy to their roots. They also need to harden off before the cold weather, so it is not a good idea to be applying nitrogen late in the season.

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