summer application of nitrogen fertilizer probably helps fruit
sizing. This is more significant for fall ripening (navels &
tangerines) than spring ripening (Grapefruit and Valencia orange)
off spent blooms to stimulate rebloom.
Itis too late to
fertilize freeze-sensitive plants such as citrus, hibiscus,
bougainvillea, etc. However, early fall fertilization can help the
recovery of summer-weary trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, lawns
and flowers. Nitrogen fertilizer
should be adequate. Follow with good deep irrigation.
back watering frequencies as plant needs decrease with shortening,
winter hardy trees, shrubs and vines.
herbicides can be applied from October through early December for
winter annual weed control. Follow the package directions carefully
for best results. DO NOT use pre-emergent herbicides where you will
be planting seeds this season.
Don't List . . .
not dethatch Bermuda in the Fall.
Dethatching should be done in the summer when the grass is actively
not increase opportunities for fungal disease on turf by over
watering or watering at night.
NOT OVER WATER which will result in root rot. Allow the soil to dry
out between watering.