Keep plants going strong with a late-season feeding

Late in the summer, when plants have been stressed by heat or drought and when nutrients in the soil have been depleted by plants’ uptake or leaching due to irrigation, you can give your garden a picker-upper by replenishing those nutrients.

It is important to feed your flowers and vegetables on a regular basis. If you have not done this throughout the summer, now is a good time to start. Begin by adding water-soluble  plant food to your watering can or use the hose-end garden feeder. Apply just enough of the mixture to wet the surface of the leaves, then soak the soil around the plant to feed the roots. This type of liquid application provides the benefit of foliar feeding, wherein plants take up the nutrients through their leaf pores.

If you prefer to use a dry-applied plant food, miracle plant food comes in an easy-to-use applicator package that you use to simply sprinkle the plant food around your plants. It will feed your plants for up to 3 months.

Use either of these products to give your plants a late-summer feeding to help keep them healthy going into the fall season.