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Ornamental grasses

What is the best fertilizer to use on ornamental grassed such as Karl Forester? Each fertilizer has like 3 different numbers on the container they come in and I have some for my flowers but am not sure which one is the best for my grasses.
Submitted by sndyj1

Hi, Ornamental grasses generally do fine without much fertilizer, but if you want to feed them, I recommend a slow-release, general-purpose, dry fertilizer. Osmocote is a good example of a fertilizer of this type. You can buy it at most garden centers or home stores. Because Karl Forester is a grass it will also do fine with a standard turf grass fertilizer if you have any around.

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