Specialty Fertilizers: Berry Mix & Holly Care
As the name implies, Berry Mix is an effective and complete fertilizer for blueberries, strawberries, and all brambles including raspberries, blackberries and black caps. The blend is specially designed to grow bigger, tastier berries and to increase plant yield. Berry Mix contains a base 4-2-4 analysis, which means it has 4% Nitrogen (N), 2% Phosphorus (P), 4% Potassium (K), immediately available to your plants. The blend includes additional amounts of NPK that will release over the growing season when activated by the soil life. Additionally, Berry Mix also contains trace amounts of Sulfur, Boron and Zinc that provide additional fertility benefits to growing berries.
Berry Mix works in most soil types and is safe and easy to use. It is applied in the spring to get berry growth started off right for the season and typical application rates are 6-8 lbs. of fertilizer per 100-foot row. Berry Mix is also applied after harvesting, so that nutrients can be absorbed in the plants’ roots preparing the them for heavy fruit production the following spring. This fall fertilization is as important as, if not more so, the spring application. It should also be noted that blueberries thrive in acidic soils and will require additional amendments to maximize production.
Holly Care is often used to fertilize blueberries because it lowers soil pH and is beneficial for plants, like blueberries, that thrive in acidic soil. Holly Care is an organic based plant food with an analysis of 4% (N), 6% (P), 4% (K). It provides a high level of immediately available Phosphorous, and contains additional Sulfur, which is needed by acid-loving plants. In addition to blueberries, this product is beneficial for: hollies, dogwoods, gardenias, marigolds, rhododendrons, azaleas, ferns, and hydrangeas.
The best way to know exactly what your berry plants need is to have your soil tested. With a professional lab analysis of your soil, we are able to provide detailed information about fertilization to maximize your fruit yields.
Berry Mix is available in 5, 25, or 50 lb. bags and Holly Care is available in 10, 25, or 50 lb. bags. Both of these products are available for immediate shipment. Order today, and apply as soon as it arrives, for maximum yields on your berries this summer.
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