Ironite Lawn & Plant Food Plus is a multipurpose fertilizer that contains everything necessary for the growth of healthy plants. Its unique pellet formula is made up of all the essential primary and secondary micronutrients that plants need. Ironite Lawn & Plant food takes care of all trees, shrubs, gardens, fruit and vegetable plants, and lawns. The primary nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potash) work to promote green, healthy leaves, abundant fruits and vegetables, strong root and flower growth, and resistance to seasonal stresses.
Total Nitrogen (N) - 12% Ammoniacal Nitrogen - 12% Available phosphate (P205) - 10% Soluble Potash (Potassium) (K20) - 10% Sulfur (S) - 9%, Boron (B) - 0.02%, Total Iron (Fe) - 2%, Total Manganese (Mn) - 0.10%, Molybdenum (Mo) - 0.0005%, Zinc (Zn) - 0.10%
For use in
New and Existing Lawns, Vegetable Gardens, Shrubs, Trees, Roses and Flower Beds
GARDEN: 5-10 pounds per 1,000 sq. ft. and work into the soil to a depth of 3-4 inches before planting, and water thoroughly SHRUBS & BUSHES: 1/4 lb. (about 1/2 cup) shrubs 3-4 feet across; apply under the shrub and slowly water - Apply in early spring and again in early summer, after flowers have fallen off TREES: 1/4 lb. (about 1/2 cup) for each inch of trunk diameter - Apply evenly on ground in a 3 ft. wide circular path to the drip line of the tree (The drip line is the outer perimeter of the lower branches of the tree) - Water thoroughly after application and apply in the spring and fall NEW ROSE PLANTS: 1/4 cup into the soil at the bottom of the planting hole - Cover with 1 inch of soil and mix another 1/4 cup into the soil used to fill in around the roots FLOWER BEDS: 5 lbs. per 100 sq. ft. and work into the top 4-6 inches of soil before planting PERENNIALS: 3 lbs. per 100 sq. ft. when spring growth begins - Water after fertilizing that will thoroughly soak the soil to a depth of 16-20 inches
* See label for complete application instructions
Applying Ironite Plus to my azaleas each year when they finish blooming has mproved them consistently. Their growth is significant and the subsequent year’s blooms are magnificent. Soil deficiencies are compensated for to make the planting bed suitable. Thus providing for the nutritional needs of the plants.
How do I apply Ironite Lawn and Plant Food Plus 12-10-10 to established plants?
The bag really doesn't address on how to apply to established plants. I have Vinca's in my front yard that are starting to yellow. do I apply right to the surface, or do I scratch it in a little?
When using Ironite Lawn and Plant Food Plus 12-10-10 on shrubs, you would use about ¼ pound (½ cup) for shrubs 3-4 feet across, applying uniformly under the shrub, then water it in until the soil is well saturated. You can apply in early spring, summer, and then after flowers have fallen off. If this is more like a flower bed, you would apply 5 lbs per 100 square feet of bed before planting. You would not want to apply this product over the top of sensitive plants like flowers so that you do not damage the blooms. For supplemental feeding, you could use the Ironite Mineral Supplement 1-0-1 instead. You would use 1/3 lb per 100 sq ft, applying evenly under the drip line and around plants. If possible, mix lightly with the soil, then water deeply after application.
How much Ironite Lawn and Plant Food Plus 12-10-10 do I use on my lawn?
I’ve studied and will pass turf test for chem applicator here in Montana.
When using Ironite Lawn and Plant Food Plus 12-10-10, it is recommneded to use 20 lbs per 2,500 sq ft on existing lawns up to four times per year. For a new lawn, you would use 20 lbs per 5,000 sq ft and mix the product 2-3 inches into the soil before putting down seed or sod. Please refer to the product label for complete application rates and directions.
Do you use a hose to spread Ironite Lawn and Plant Food Plus 12-10-10 or do you use it dry?
Per the product label, for exisiting lawns, you should apply Ironite Lawn and Plant Food Plus 12-10-10at a rate of 20 pounds to 2,500 square feet (50' x 50'). Distribute evenly over the lawn area. Water thelawn after the application to start the greening process. You can apply up to four times each year. Please refer to prouct label for specific application instructions and spreader settings.
How much Ironite Lawn and Plant Food Plus 12-10-10 is used for established bamboo plants in 20 gallon (20") pots?
Ironite Lawn and Plant Food Plus 12-10-10 is not labeled for use inside or on containerized or houseplants. It is recommended for use on new/existing lawns, vegetable gardens, shrubs, trees, roses and flower beds. A better option would be to use the Ferti-Lome Chelated Liquid Iron and Other Micro Nutrients if it fits your needs. Mix 1/2 teaspoon per quart of water. Apply 1 cup of mixture per 6 inch pot. Less for smaller pots and more for larger pots. Repeat monthly until Plants regain their color.