Osmocote® Plus Trace Elements Landscape Formula

A one size fits all, set and forget, controlled release plant food for those who don't have the time or inclination to tend every plant or garden bed individually. The smart way to fertilise - one application feeds continuously for up to 6 months.

  • Comes in bulk pails and bags - an economical solution for those with larger than average gardens
  • Two easy applications a year at six monthly intervals
  • Contains everything plants need for healthy growth
  • Releases nutrients at the same rate plants are able to take them up through the roots - no nutrient wastage or run-off into waterways and drains
  • Includes a wetting agent to help 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 & 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

Wetting agent

The added wetting agent improves water absorption into the soil or potting mix and helps plants take up nutrients

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 NPK) means it can be safely used on most Australian natives

Sizes

4.5kg, 9kg pails and 15kg bag

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

Potted plants including vegetables, herbs, palms and indoor plants

Safe to use on all new plants - the controlled release of nutrients means it will not burn soft leaves or tender young 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 Landscape Formula throughout the garden to promote healthy growth, beautiful flowers and generous fruiting
  • Use the rates in the table below as a guide to how how much to apply OR broadcast over beds using 50-80g/m2

 

Application Rates 

Area Planting Maintenance
Perennial and Annual flower beds 6TBL per m2 of bed OR ½ TBL per perennial plant 4TBL per m2 or ½ TBL per perennial plant
Trees & Shrubs 15cm pot 3TBL
20cm pot 4TBL
25cm pot 5TBL
2 TBL per 30cm of plant height

TBL - tablespoon = 15g

  • When planting out - 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
  • Pots - sprinkle at recommended rate over potting mix and cover lightly with mulch
  • Self-watering pots - make 10cm deep holes in the potting mix with a pencil or long skewer a few centimetres in from the rim of the pot and fill with columns of Osmocote. Water from the top once or twice to start the feeding process.
    The number of holes will depend on the size of the pot - as a guide, three equally spaced holes would be enough for a 20cm diameter pot.

    For a complete guide on how to use Osmocote Plus Trace Elements Landscape Formula, watch the video on this page and always check the packaging.

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 and again in early Autumn (do not fertilise plants during the peak of Summer)

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

  • Has an NPK of 21.2:1.9:5.7
  • 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

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