It’s time to fertilize!
- Bermuda lawns: Apply Iron once per month according to the directions on the package to keep the lawn green.
- Roses: Toward the end of August and into September add an iron supplement if roses show yellowing from iron deficiency.
- Citrus trees: Apply nitrogen fertilizer to your fall ripening fruit trees (navels & tangerines) to help increase fruit size.
- Pecans: Apply nitrogen and zinc to pecan trees to produce normal size leaf growth and to enhance kernel development. Pecans also need more water than most other shade trees.
- Other plants: Late August or early September fertilization will benefit most plants struggling to have a flush of growth before slowing down for the winter. The growth put on before dormancy will store more energy during the winter that will be available to the plant when it pushes growth in the spring.
- Mulch: Apply mulch to the ground around the base of heat sensitive plants keep the roots cooler and prevent evaporation. Keep the mulch several inches away from the trunk. You can cover the mulch up with the landscape rock to hide it.
- Iron: Apply chelated iron to bottle brush, pyracantha, silk oak, and other plants with iron deficiency symptoms.