S***, It's Time to Fertilize!
Now is the perfect time
to fertilize to get ready
for an amazing summer. The soil is warming up
and the summer foliage is starting to bud out.
Why fertilize now?
a boost for the plants as they are most active - spring upshot
the early fertilizer gets the best summer flowers
you can apply right to the soil and not have to worry about landing on the foliage or flowers
Fertilizers LA Gardens likes to use.
Acti-Sol (also known as hen manure)
a 5-3-2 fertilizer which is good for the overall health of the plant. It can be used on flowers, trees, vegetables and lawns
another fertilizer that works well but is a more traditional black soil fertilizer. It is 0.11-0.10-0.12 NPK. It is made up of peat, seaweed and shell fish.
We find it brings on lush, green growth for the entire season but doesn't make the plants flop over or discourage flowering.
At this time of year, a high phosphorous fertilizer can be detrimental as it will provide lots of green often at the expense of flowering.