Osmocote® Garden Beds

A one size fits all, set and forget controlled release plant food for those who don't have the time or inclination to tend to each plant or garden bed individually. The smart way to fertilise - one application feeds continuously for up to 4 months.

  • An 'all purpose' fertiliser that can be used on all plants
  • One easy application a year
  • Contains everything plants need for healthy growth
  • Releases nutrients at the same rate plants are able to take them up through the roots - no wastage or run-off  into waterways and drains
  • Includes a wetting agent that helps water and nutrients soak in to the soil
Features

Feeds when plants need it

The release of nutrients depends on temperature - more when it's warm and plants are growing and less when it's cold and growth is slow

Sustainable and environment friendly

Osmocote uses advanced prill technology that ensures even and controlled nutrient release with no wastage. Controlled release mean feeding less often and more effectively; less frequent feeding is more economical and environment-friendly

Iron & magnesium

Boosted levels of these and other trace elements keep leaves greener for longer and promote healthy growth

Low phosphorus

Less than 2% phosphorus (the 'P' in the NPK guaranteed analysis) means it's safe to use on most Australian natives

Size

500g tub only

Suitable for

Trees and shrubs (including most natives and other phosphorus-sensitive plants)

Flowering and leafy annuals, perennials, climbers and groundcovers

Vegetables, herbs and fruits

Safe to use on new plantings - the controlled release of nutrients prevents burning of tender new leaves and roots

Not suitable for

Do not use in hydroponic growing systems, ponds or pots submerged in water

Do not use on lawns - use only specifically named fertilisers on grassed areas

How it works

  • The release of nutrients from the fertiliser depends on soil temperature, not soil moisture
  • When the weather is warm in Spring, Summer and early Autumn, plants need more food and the fertiliser releases quicker
  • In Winter, when soil and air temperatures are lower, plants need less food because their growth rate is reduced, and less plant food is released

How to use

  • Use Garden Beds throughout the garden to promote healthy growth, beautiful flowers and generous fruiting
  • Use the rates in the table below as a guide for how much to apply OR broadcast over beds using 50-80g/m2

 

Application Rates

Area Planting Maintenance
Annual Garden Beds
Flowers, Vegetables & Bulbs
6 TBL per m2
½ TBL per plant
4 TBL per m2
½ TBL per plant
Trees and Shrubs
Including Natives & Fruit Trees
1 TBL per 30cm of plant height, spread around root zone 1TBL per 30cm of plant height, spread around root zone

 
Note: TBL - tablespoon = 15g

Additional tips for application:

  • When planting - mix Osmocote into the backfill soil. Fill around the roots in the planting hole with the enriched soil and then water thoroughly to settle the soil and initiate nutrient release
  • Established plants - sprinkle Osmocote in a band around the dripline on the soil (beneath outer perimeter of the leaf canopy) once a year and cover with mulch.  This is where the feeding roots will be, not close in to the trunk

For a complete guide on how to use Osmocote Garden Beds, watch the video on this page and always check the label.

When to use

  • Add to soils at planting time
  • Apply in early Spring, when soils are warming and plants are putting on new growth after Winter

Safety Information

CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, sweep off immediately.

Technical details

  • NPK 21 : 2 : 6
  • Contains boosted iron, magnesium and trace elements
  • May be safely used on edibles
  • Osmocote® is a controlled release fertiliser that consists of prills (small beads) of high quality fertiliser encased in a permeable and biodegradable soy extract coating
  • Each prill contains a balanced micro dose of nutrients so a plant's response from an application is reliable and consistent

Where to buy it

Decided what product best suits your needs? Or would you prefer to go in-store to ask for more information?

Visit your local Bunnings Warehouse for our largest range.

You can also find Scotts products in a number of gardening, hardware, independent and supermarket retailers including Flower Power, Mitre10, Coles and Woolworths.

Note: Not all brands and products are stocked in all stores. For any additional questions please visit our contact us page.

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