When is best time to fertilize shrubs? #283875 - Ask Extension

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When is best time to fertilize shrubs? #283875

Asked October 10, 2015, 7:36 PM EDT

Is fall or spring , or both the best time to fertilize burning bushes and junipers?

Olmsted County Minnesota

Expert Response

Mature trees and shrubs generally do not need much fertilizer. If you want to fertilize, do so in the early spring:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/tree-fertilization-guide/

I'd also recommend getting a soil test done before you fertilize:
http://soiltest.cfans.umn.edu/how-to-submit-samples/lawn-garden/

Dennis White Replied October 11, 2015, 4:02 PM EDT

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