Highly Recommended for All Plant Types to Provide Missing Nutrition
Proper plant nutrition results in maximum plant health and growth. Fertilizing your trees and shrubs regularly keeps your plants healthy, strong, beautifully colored, and more disease resistant. This slow release fertilizer in pellet form will work wonders for your plants and give them the quick boost they need to provide long term nutrition and plant growth.
Nutricote Total 360 Professional Controlled Release Fertilizer 18-6-8 contains NPK (slow release Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium, magnesium, and micronutrients in a controlled release prill. You only need to apply this product once every 12 months, which is great as it minimizes your work and provides your plant with 1 year worth of ideal plant nutrients.
The amount of fertilizer application depends on the size of your plant but it is usually measured by gallon size. Each plant requirement is different and we have instructions on the back of the fertilizer packet! This polymer coated fertilizer will release the nutrients slowly over 1 year period of time. Keeping the soil moist will help the quick release of ingredients to the cooling soil. The thickness of the coating dissolves over time.
The nutrient release rates will vary depending on soil moisture and soil temperatures. Also, check out our Bulk Slow Release Fertilizer for buying in large quantities.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING TIME RELEASE FERTILIZER:
1 bag of high quality nutricote fertilizer weighs 6 oz and can be used as you desire around your garden.
New plant installation: dig your hole, place the plant’s root ball in the hole, and sprinkle water soluble fertilizer around the root ball of the plant before you back fill with your soil.
For existing plants: Either sprinkle on the soil above ground and cover with mulch or to prevent any runoff, dig several small holes around the base of your plant filling the hole with fertilizer and putting a bit of soil or organic matter on top of the hole when finished.
Keep away from children and pets. This plant food is harmful if ingested. This is not organic fertilizer, it is synthetically made, but every ingredient is beneficial to all plants and trees.
Net weight 6 oz bag
Once your Root Boosting Slow Release Fertilizer order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!
Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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To date this product exceeds expectations. As the lovely Apricot Drift that it’s supporting is flourishing and was planted in memory of a family member, the root booster is boosting our spirits as well.