After shrubs have been established they can benefit from a little annual fertilization. Try to utilize a more organic fertilizer like bone meal or Garden Safe products which are different ratios of organic fertilizers. These along with other organic fertilizers can be found at Lowe’s or most stores that have a garden center. Utilizing organic fertilizers will help to build a healthy soil which plants will thrive in.
Maintain proper mowing height of 2.5 – 3”, the lower the mowing height the greater the stress on the grass. Never remove more that 1/3 of the plant tissue in a single mowing. Core aerification and de-thatching is good practice in spring as long as the turf is actively growing. Fertilizing and over-seeding should be done in coordination with these practices