preparing perennials for fall - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by LisaG190
August 8, 2007
Tips on preparing perennials for fall. (shrubs)

Answer from NGA
August 8, 2007
Winter hardy shrubs in general require no special care for fall. Fluff and top up the mulch around them to a depth of about three inches. It should be spread in a flat layer over the root area, allow a gap of several inches between the mulch and the stem/trunk. Shrubs should not be pruned or fertilized in late summer or fall, this would encourage late season growth that will be too tender and thus prone to winter damage.

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