Keeping Acid Lovers On Track
Fertilizers designed for plants that thrive in acidic soil help circumvent high-pH problems. These plant foods encourage acidic soil and provide added iron and other micronutrients through specialized formulas. Lilly Miller UltraGreen Azalea, Camellia & Rhododendron Food 10-5-4 fertilizer combines natural ingredients with traditional plant food in a blend that acts fast and then slowly releases nutrients for up to three months. Lilly Miller Rhododendron, Evergreen & Azalea Food 10-5-4, with cottonseed meal and other natural ingredients, feeds acid-loving plants for up to six weeks.
If a nutrient deficiency strikes, a soil test and corrections are in order, but plants need immediate help. Products such as Ironite Plus Plant Food 12-10-10 tackle iron chlorosis with iron, sulfur and extra minerals in a fast-acting form. Ready-to-spray solutions, such as Ironite Liquid Lawn & Garden Spray 7-0-1, deliver iron and other nutrients straight to needy leaves. For magnesium deficiency, often seen in blueberries, magnesium sulfate products, such as Pennington Epsom Salt, deliver the needed magnesium.
Acid-loving plants aren't picky; they just have special needs. Keep them strong and healthy with a good foundation, proper soil pH and the Pennington line of fertilizers and soil supplements, and they'll reward you with beautiful flowers, chlorosis-free leaves and delectable fruit.
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