Shrub Fertilizing

If you choose to fertilize, use a complete fertilizer suited for your particular variety from your local garden center. Be sure to follow the specified rates and method of application provided on the product label. Make sure the soil is moist before you fertilize to avoid burning the roots. Do not fertilize in late summer, as this is the time that shrubs should be preparing themselves for dormancy, and you do not want to create unnecessary new growth that will likely die back from the first hard frost.