Osmocote Plus 15-9-12 8-9 Month Lo-Start Fertilizer is a controlled release fertilizer that contains 100% resin-coated homogenous fertilizer cores containing the major nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorous, and potash) in addition to the secondary nutrients sulfur and magnesium and sulfur, as well as the minor nutrients copper, boron, iron, molybdenum, manganese, and zinc. It features a patented nutrient release technology which allows the release of nutrients at a lower rate early in the 8-9 month release period, and at a higher rate later on. It is recommended to apply this product towards the end of the growing season, such as when planting nursery stock or perennials late in the season to be overwintered, as the lower initial release rate helps to maintain salt levels at lower levels during rooting and storage. Ideal for use in nurseries, greenhouses, foliage production, container gardens, landscaped areas, and interiorscapes.
It's a fertilizer offering up to 9 months of release period that graphs almost flat, (not loaded to the beginning or fading in the later months). No burning at application solid growth thru the product life. Minors included. Your results may vary.
I really appreciate the ability to get this item shipped to me in California. It arrived well wrapped in a heavy cardboard box. It made it easy to unload off the delivery truck.
I have used Osmocote in the past. I like the longer release time and the fact that it has the minors.