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Dr. Earth Acid Lovers 4-5-4 (4 lb) - F9025

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Ideal for all acid lovers, maples, camellias, azaleas, hollies, gardenias, hydrangeas, evergreens, ferns, shade plants, tropical plants and all berries.



Raised Beds: Excellent for use in raised beds during transplanting or feeding mid-season for a nutritional boost to maximize plant health.

Planting: Apply a generous helping to existing gardens, as directed, or at time of planting or transplanting. Apply any time mid-season to supply a continual nutritional supply to maximize your beautiful and healthy garden.

Containers: Feed container plants every 6 weeks to keep plants healthy and strong.

Compost Tea: Makes compost tea – use as soil drench or foliar spray.



Rhododendrons, Azaleas & Camellias

New plantings: Before you plant, add 2 cups per 1/2 cubic foot (approx. 5 gallons) of soil that will be added to the planting hole. Once planting is completed, add another 2 cups around the plant and mix into the soil. Water thoroughly. Apply every 8 weeks during the growing season.

Established plants: Use 2 cups for every inch of trunk diameter (measured at 4” – 6” above soil line). Work into the soil gently inside of the drip line. Water thoroughly. When to apply: Every 2 months throughout the growing season.



Container Plants

New plantings: When potting plants, mix 1 tablespoon to each quart of potting medium, or 1/2 cup per 1/2 cubic foot (approx. 5 gallons) of soil. Mix with soil, water thoroughly. Apply every other month.

Established plants: Sprinkle 2 tablespoons for every gallon of potting soil. Use 1/2 cup per 5 gallon container. Mix into the soil around the plant and water thoroughly. When to apply: Every other month year-round.



Hydrangeas, Evergreens, Berries, Other Acid Lovers

New plantings: Before you plant, add 2 cups per 1/2 cubic foot (approx. 5 gallons) of soil that will be added to the planting hole. Once planting is completed, add an additional 1 cup around the plant and mix into the soil. Water thoroughly.

Established plants: Use 2 cups for every inch of trunk diameter (measured at 4” to 6” above the soil line). Work into the soil gently inside of the drip line. Water thoroughly. When to apply: Every 2 months throughout the growing season.



Fertilizer Tea, Foliar Feeding and Deep Root Feeding

For a rich liquid mixture of Dr. Earth’s organic 4, mix 2 pounds, or 5 cups for every 5 gallons of water. Let the mixture set for 24 hours. Strain well and mulch all the solids around the root zone.The liquid portion (tea) can be applied at 1 to 2 cups for azaleas, or 2 to 4 cups for larger shrubs. Use full strength to foliar feed and for deep root feeding of all plants.

Important Information for Certified Organic Growers

This product should be suitable for use in organic agriculture as it has been deemed to be compliant with the USDA National Organic Program. However, as the status of any product can change at anytime, please always confirm that this product is allowed by your certifying agency.

  • Item Model Number: F9025
  • Shipping Dimensions: 7.5 x 8.5 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
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