Xeriscape Fertilizers - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Lisa Garvey
Santee, CA
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Question by lisa_garvey
June 5, 2002
We have torn out a section of lawn and are preparing to plant xeriscape perennials. What are the best over-the-counter fertilizers and mulches for a xeriscape garden in Southern California?

Answer from NGA
June 5, 2002
A xeriscape is a landscape which uses plants that have low water requirements, making them able to withstand extended periods of drought. Such low-water requirements also translate into low-fertilizer requirements. If you do fertilize, use a diluted liquid fertilizer to support growth in the spring, but avoid using fertilizers during summer when slow growth is desired due to limited watering. Mulches can be any organic matter - peat, leaves, or compost. The idea is to help the soil retain moisture and keep weeds down. Anything you find attractive will serve as mulch material. Good luck with your new xeriscape!

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