One of the most common questions that Colin is asked by the general public and gardeners alike is… What is the best fertilizer to use on my garden? Well the answer is quite simple, just use what the professional growers use to grow their plants.
Most of the plants that you buy from your local nursery or garden centre are grown to perfection, so they look after them carefully with very special little balls of fertilizer called prills. Each one contains a balanced micro dose of high quality nutrients encased in a permeable and biodegradable soy extract coating to feed your plants sustainably and more effectively.
Osmocote Total All Purpose is the ultimate just set and forget for any garden or plant owner comprising a smart controlled release plant food designed to save you time, and to take the guesswork out of caring for your plants.
Osmocote can be used on all of the plants in your garden and contains everything they need for healthy growth, gorgeous flowers and abundant fruit for up to 12 months in just one easy application. It also includes a wetting agent to help water and nutrients to be easily absorbed into the soil. And there is no wastage or nutrient run-off into the waterways as the nutrients are released at the same rate that the plant roots can absorb them.
It can be easily applied around the base of established small plants or shrubs or around the drip line of larger trees and shrubs once a year and lightly mixed in to the soil or covered with mulch. Each prill contains a balanced dose of Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium along with boosted levels of Iron, Manganese and other trace elements.
Osmocote releases nutrients when your plants need them and is dependant upon on temperature, so more is released when it is warm and your plants are growing actively, and less when it is cold and growth is slow. Now that is smart!
Common granular fertilisers can easily burn or overdose plants in pots due to their instant release of nutrients and this should be avoided whereas Osmocote can be simply sprinkled over your potted plants to keep them in perfect condition without burning.
Some plants may need specialised fertilisers to keep them looking good and Scotts also has them covered. One of these is Osmocote for Roses, Gardenias, Azaleas and Camellias, an acidic fertiliser that has been formulated to feed plants that prefer acid soil for up to six months. Plus it is perfect for growing Magnolias and blueberries too.
There are specialised Osmocote fertilisers to take care of all your favourite plants including Native Gardens, Fruit, Citrus, Trees and Shrubs, Vegetable, Tomato, Herb and Garden Beds, and Pots, Planters and Indoors.
So if you want to grow plants like the professionals, it is time to take control and apply Osmocote Total All Purpose fertiliser to all your plants once a year for the easy set and forget solution. Scotts Osmocote Controlled Release fertilisers are available throughout Australia at Bunnings Warehouse stores and you can find out more at scottsaustralia.com.au.