Landscaping Ideas – Which Kind Of Plant Fertilizer To Use


A lot of times you pick up a beautiful plant,
like this hosta in the garden center and you look at it and say, my god, that’s gorgeous,
but how can I get it to reach its full genetic potential like this massing of hosta we have
here. Well first of all, you need age on a plant. Like a fine wine, a perennial plant
generally will mature in about two years. I love hostas to put on a slope. I generally
will put some rocks to hold the slope and then I plant these hostas between them, and
during the growing season, while you can’t see the ground, and you don’t see any weeds.
We don’t do any weeding here because the hosta crowds them out. How do I make sure that hosta
is going to get nice and fat and full? Well, when I’m planting it, initially you don’t
want to use a granular fertilizer with anything that you’re planting. Once something is established,
that would be your number two, a nice organic fertilizer will be slow and steady. Remember
that organics are slow and steady. It’s a process, but it makes for healthier roots
and if you have healthier roots, you’re going to have healthier shoots. What I do to really
goose things up is I use Neptune’s Harvest Fish and Seaweed Tonic from the get-go. As
soon as I plant something out in the landscape or my tomatoes in the garden, I use one once
of Neptune’s Harvest — anything that’s organic has to be shaken — one ounce per gallon of
water and I go right over the top. In fact, I like Neptune’s Harvest Fish and Seaweed
Tonic so much that I bring it home by the gallon. And for landscapes, we even offer
a case discount, so you can never go wrong with something liquid. So give it something
to eat down the line with granular, but right now, a nice drink and your plants will reward
you. I’m Jim Sollecito reminding you that if your landscape looks good, you look good
in it. Stop out and see me soon.

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