Fern Care Tips:
- Always check the hardiness zone on fern varieties to make sure they’re appropriate for your area.
- Ferns generally prefer moist soil with even aeration in the soil.
- Ferns are not heavy feeders and perform best with a balanced feed like 20-10-20 or 20-20-20. Don’t over fertilize or let reside accumulate on the fronds.
- Many hardy ferns lose foliage in the winter and bounce back in spring. Deciduous ferns should be cleaned up and dead foliage removed, while semi-evergreen ferns should not be trimmed until spring. Know your varieties to make the best decision on trimming.