Ferti-Lome Azalea/Evergreen Food Plus with Systemic provides much needed nourishment to your plants, and systemic protection against many common pests in one application. Using the active ingredient Imidacloprid Ferti-Lome Azalea/Evergreen Food Plus with Systemic travels by way of the roots up into the body of the plant and works from the inside out. This systemic protection is water proof and cannot be washed off. Ferti-Lome Azalea/Evergreen Food Plus with Systemic will provide protection for up to two months all while encouraging strong plant growth and gorgeous flowers.
Contains a 9-15-13 fertilizer plus systemic insecticide.
I instructed our Gardeners to follow the application suggestions on the bag, and spread it on our azaleas, and evergreens to give them a "shot-in-the-arm", so to speak. We reside in Winston-Salem, NC and our native soil is mostly red clay with a sprinkling of mica flakes thrown in. Neither of which are especially good for growing anything, even fishing worms! So every so often a booster application is a good idea. This product is fairly priced and was shipped in a sturdy package. I have every confidence in the quality and that our plants are benefiting.
Will Ferti-Lome Azalea/Evergreen Food Plus with Systemic kill beneficial insects such as lacewings?
The active ingredient in Ferti-Lome Azalea/Evergreen Food Plus with Systemic isImidacloprid and has been shown to affect lacebugs when applied as a systemic application. For a low toxic method of treatment, it is recommended to use a contact kill or non-residual product such as Monterey Horticultural Oil. These insecticides have low toxicity to people and pets and relatively little adverse impact on the populations of pollinators and natural enemies and the benefits they provide. To reduce the risk of injurying pollinators, you should not apply to flowering blooms or when pollinators are in the area.