By Britni Schmaltz, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener
Be aware when fertilizing your perennials.
Perennial flowers, ground covers and grasses don’t need a lot of fertilization and in fact some may react negatively. Overfertilized perennials may bolt, producing excessive soft growth instead of more flowers. To be safe, a soil test will help you determine the needs of your plants and the amount of fertilizer, if any, is warranted. Fertilizers with a 10-10-10 formula are generally sufficient.
Do you have floppy plants? Stake ‘em!