Plant Care Tip #5: Feeding Frenzy

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Spring is a great time to feed those hungry plants. When fertilizing, less is more. Follow the steps below to ensure your plants are getting the proper treatment:

  • Too much fertilizer can seriously harm on your plant

  • Err on the side of caution and stick to half the recommended dose of fertilizer for most plants

  • Don’t fertilize weak plants (like plants that are shocked from repotting, or plants that are VERY new to their environment)

  • Fertilize in spring and summer as your plants are more dormant in fall and winter and will not utilize this food properly (and this unused fertilizer could hurt their roots)

Fertilizing can be a touch and go process. If you're finding it difficult to navigate, we can help! Email your specific questions to us anytime plantdoctor@leonandgeorge.com 

Source: http://www.dummies.com/home-garden/gardening/fertilizing-fundamentals-for-houseplants/