At Gardens Alive! we have decades of experience in organic gardening and growing bulbs, perennials, roses and other plants. Beginning in the home of our founder and expert gardener, Niles Kinerk, Gardens Alive has been committed to offering the most effective and environmentally responsible gardening solutions since day one. We've spent many years learning and testing to find the best all-natural fertilizers for bulbs, roses, shrubs and other plants.
When selecting fertilizer for ornamental plants, you can choose between synthetic fertilizer or natural fertilizer.
The synthetic ingredients found in most fertilizers disrupt natural growth cycles and inhibit the proliferation of beneficial soil microorganisms. Plants get a quick but short-lived boost, but their salts drive the life out of your soil. Often, they also require more applications.
Natural ornamental fertilizers release nutrients more slowly and feed the soil at the same time. Natural fertilizers from Gardens Alive! are formulated to provide the right ratio of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium to meet the needs of bulbs, roses, shrubs and other plants. The consistent, slow release gives your plants a steady diet of nutrients. Our slow release formulas are usually only applied once or twice a year.
Ornamental plants, like bulbs, perennials, roses and shrubs, require extra nutrients like those found in our all-natural Alive! fertilizers to produce the biggest, best and brightest flowers and foliage possible.
Each of our Alive! fertilizers is specially formulated to meet the individual needs of flowering plants. Add Roses Alive!, Shrubs Alive! or Bulbs Alive! to your plants and watch as they not only grow, but thrive throughout the season. We also offer other natural options, such as All-Natural Wool Fertilizer Pellets and Fuhgeddaboudit! Mycorrhizae-Based Root Fertilizer. By following a few tips, you'll get the most out of your ornamental fertilizer.
Ornamental fertilizer is usually applied at the time of planting and then to existing plantings. Our natural fertilizer can be mixed or scratched into the soil. For more specific details, follow the label instructions on the Alive! fertilizers.
Selecting all-natural fertilizers designed for specific plants, such as roses or bulbs, ensures that the plants receive the right amounts of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium to meet their needs.
Most natural fertilizers are applied just once or twice a year. The timing will depend on the plants. Spring-blooming bulbs, for example, are fertilized in early spring, before blooming, but should not be fertilized after the flowers open, as this can lead to bulb rot. Roses, on the other hand, are fertilized in the spring and fall.Back to Top
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