Our lawns have had a few tough years with the summer droughts. The sad truth is those hot, dry summers are taking a toll on our yards, and there could be serious damage to your plants this spring, especially for the trees and shrubs.
I would recommend this fall or very early spring, probably March, to fertilize all plants with a granular fertilizer around the base of the plants. With the fall rains, our moisture levels are back up and good to go. However, if you have plants that normally do not get much rain water, it’s best to water these by hand on a slow soak before winter sets in. Also, mulch your plants to help hold the moisture in the ground. Deep fertilizing your special trees this fall helps stimulate winter root, and it is best to contact a tree company with certified arborists who can evaluate your trees.