Below is a list of May fertilizer recommendations for your plants to keep your plants healthy and ready for the hot summer.
Fertilize your plants to get them in the healthiest condition before the hot summer is here. Well-fed plants handle the heat much better. For trees, we recommend fertilizing monthly until late fall.
We carry many brands of fertilizer including Ferti-lome, ColorStar (Nelson Plant Food), Medina, MicroLife and more.
Make sure your plants have mulch, too, for better health. Mulching protects your plant’s roots from excessive heat and cold. Mulch helps roots retain moisture so less watering is needed to maintain the plant’s health. It also helps prevent weeds by choking off the air supply weeds need for growth. We recommend you mulch 3 inches deep for optimal results.
We carry OMRI certified organic Neem Cake which enriches soil’s natural nutrition. Good soil is the foundation for any beautiful garden!
Neem Cake is made up of neem seed kernels after the oil has been pressed out. It contains nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Additionally, it is a great fertilizer that helps to increase earthworm populations.
Application of Neem Cake:
When preparing for new plants, about 2 – 3 weeks before planting, apply it directly to the soil at a depth of 6 – 8 inches.
For existing plants, apply 3 – 5 oz. per plant, mixing it well with the soil or apply as top dressing around base of plants.