'HOLLY-TONE' PLANT FOOD 4-3-4. Formulated for acid loving plants such as: hollies, azaleas, dogwood, evergreens, rhododendrons, and laurels. Contains all 15 essential nutrients. Rich in natural organics containing microbes and vitamins which facilitate a healthy soil environment. Developed in a long lasting formula designed to not burn or leach away.
For New Plantings:
Dig a hole twice as wide and the same depth as the root ball so that roots can spread naturally. Remove 1/3 of the soil and replace it with compost, peat moss or humus. Mix 1 cup of Holly-tone into amended soil. Place the plant in the hole so that it sits at the same depth it was previously growing (use soil mark on the trunk as a guide). Fill the hole halfway with amended soil. Pack the soil firmly, soak it with water, and allow it to settle. Finish filling hole leaving the top two inches loose for easy absorption of water. Make slight depression around the plant to help hold water. Add mulch to help conserve water, slow down evaporation, and control weeds. Keep well watered until plant is established.
For Established Plants:
Feed acid-loving plants twice yearly – Spring and Fall. Use half the recommended rate in the Fall application. If the area to be fed is mulched, it is preferable to remove the mulch, feed and then restore the mulch on top of the plant food. If this is not possible, double all recommended feeding rates.
Sprinkle 1 lb. (3 cups) per inch of trunk diameter around drip line of plant (area under and slightly beyond branch spread). Triple the quantity for diameters 3 inches and over. For larger trees, make a series of holes under the branch spread starting 1/3 of the distance out from the trunk and extending a similar distance beyond the branch line. Holes should be 2-3 inches in diameter, 2-3 feet apart, and 12-18 inches deep. Divide the Holly-tone evenly among the holes and fill the remainder with soil. Water thoroughly.
Sprinkle 1 cup of Holly-tone per foot of branch spread (diameter) around the drip line of the plant (area under and slightly beyond branch spread). Double the quantity if branch spread is 3 feet or larger.
For new beds, mix 10 lbs. of Holly-tone per 100 sq. ft. into the top 4 inches of soil. For established beds, mix 5 lbs. per 100 sq. ft.
Mix one part Holly-tone to 30 parts potting soil when planting. Feed established plants 1 teaspoon of Holly-tone for each 4 inches of pot diameter.
Total Nitrogen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0%
0.3%. . . . Ammoniacal Nitrogen
1.2%. . . . Water Soluble Nitrogen
2.5%. . . . Water Insoluble Nitrogen
0.7%. . . . Water Soluble Magnesium
Derived from: Hydrolyzed Feather Meal, Pasteurized
Poultry Manure, Cocoa Meal, Bone Meal, Alfalfa Meal,
Greensand, Humates, Sulfate of Potash, and Sulfate of
*Contains 2.5% Slow Release Nitrogen.
Non Plant Food Ingredients:
Contains 3,804,705 colony forming units (CFU’s) per lb. (253,647 CFU’s per lb. of each of the following 15 species):
Acidovorax facillis, Marinibacillus marinus, Arthrobacter agilis ,Paenibacillus lentimorbus, Bacillus licheniformis, Paenibacillis polymyxa, Bacillus megaterium, Pseudomonas alcaligenes, Bacillus oleronius, Pseudomonas chlororaphis, Bacillus pumilis ,Pseudomonas putida, Bacillus subtilis, Rhodococcus rhodochorus, Bacillus thuringiensis
While fertilizer materials have unlimited shelf life, the beneficial microbes in this product are best used within two years of the production date (see side panel for production date). After that time their numbers may be reduced.
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