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How to Prune Flowers

Feed Annuals and Perennials to Get More Blooms:
  • 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.
Deadhead Annuals and Perennials:
  • Deadhead perennials and annuals by snipping or pinching off faded blooms. For tall-stemmed perennials, cut at the base of the plant’s stem.
  • Don’t remove leaves that provide essential nutrients for future blooms.
  • Make this task effortless by doing a little each day.