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How to Prune Flowers
Did you know you get more boom out of blooms by fertilizing and deadheading flowers? Feeding makes plants healthier, bigger and more disease- and pest-resistant. So don’t be afraid to cut off flowers as they fade to produce more blossoms and extend the color cycle. Plus, your garden will look better, too.
- Choose a fertilizer with a balanced mixture of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), and follow directions for amount to apply.
- All-in-one fertilizers feed and help control pests and diseases. Slow-release granular fertilizers dole nutrients out gradually over several months, allowing you to fertilize less.
- Lightly water around the base of a plant before applying a granular fertilizer. Work it into soil.
- Water thoroughly after fertilizing.
- Feed every 4-6 weeks, or as directed.
- Don’t overfeed. Too much fertilizer causes weak growth, which attracts pests and diseases.