This is the perfect time to feed your roses, perennials, and lawn using a slow release organic fertilizer. This type of fertilizer won’t push undue growth now, but instead help your plants prepare for next spring. We recommend Mile High Rose Feed for your roses, Alpha One Fertilizer for your perennials, and Nature’s Cycle Organic Lawn Fertilizer for your turf.
In addition, this is the time to apply Corn Gluten, a non-toxic, weed-and-feed with 9% nitrogen. It inhibits seed germination, but is harmless to plants with root systems, people, pets, worms, and microorganisms. The effects can last up to 6 months and is especially useful in lawns.
“Applied in September / October, and again in late February / March, Corn Gluten will prevent the majority of existing weed seeds from germinating. By doing this every year, you can virtually eliminate your weed problem.”
– Kelly Grummons, Timberline Gardens