Down To Earth™ Acid Mix 4-3-6 is a fertilizer blended for plants that thrive in a low pH soil like blueberries and raspberries, rhododendrons, azaleas, hydrangeas, evergreen trees and shrubs. To encourage lush flowers and fruit, apply DTE™ Acid Mix 4-3-6 in early spring for vegetative growth and again when blooms appear. Fall applications promote root growth and boost resistance to extreme winter temperatures.
TOTAL NITROGEN (N) 4.0%
0.6% Water Soluble Nitrogen
3.4% Water Insoluble Nitrogen
AVAILABLE PHOSPHATE (P2O5) 3.0%
SOLUBLE POTASH (K2O) 6.0%
CALCIUM (Ca) 3.0%
MAGNESIUM (Mg) 2.0%
SULFUR (S) 2.0%
ALSO CONTAINS NON-PLANT FOOD INGREDIENT(S):
2.5% Humic Acids derived from Leonardite
2.5 cups ≈ 1 lb; ½ cup ≈ 3.2 oz; 1 tbsp ≈ 0.4 oz
For berry plants 1-2 years old, prepare transplant hole and mix ½ cup with the backfill soil. Use amended soil to fill in around the new plant and water in well. To feed established berries, apply 1 cup per plant in early spring, mix into soil surface and water in well. Repeat application when blooms appear and again in fall at half the recommended amount.
Containers & Houseplants:
For new plantings, add 2-4 tbsp. per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly or add 6-10 lbs per cubic yard. For established plants, lightly mix 1-2 tbsp. per gallon into the soil surface once each month during the growing season.
Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds:
To prepare new gardens, apply 3-6 lbs per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. For new transplants, add 1-2 tbsp. per hole, mix into soil and water in well. To feed established plants, side dress 2-4 oz, depending on plant size and desired growth rate, once each month during the growing season.
Trees & Shrubs:
Spread 1 lb per 1″ of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip line, mix into soil surface and water in well. For new trees, prepare transplant hole and mix 1-2 cups with the backfill soil. Use amended soil to fill in around the new tree and water in well.