Your Questions Answered

Megan

Hello, I bought Dr. Earth lawn fertilizer last year and forgot to use it. Does it expire? There is a sticker on the bottom that says 6/2/18. Just wondering if it would still be beneficial to use on my lawn.

Megan

No, our liquid fertilizers do not expire. They are fine to use many years after purchase. Please be sure to shake this product very well, then shake again to be sure it is mixed up properly inside of the bottle.

Richard – New Jersey

Is Dr. Earth Final Stop Fungicide safe for Hemlock evergreens?
Will it harm wildlife?
Safe for my dogs to be around after it dries?

Richard – New Jersey

Yes, you may use the Dr. Earth Fungicide on Hemlock Evergreens. Please apply in the morning or evening to avoid spraying when it is the hottest part of the day. Your pets can be present during application, or anytime after. This product is essential Oils based and safe around pets when the product is wet or dry. We do not recommend allowing them to drink it obviously but its non-toxic.

Michelle – California

Can I spray Dr. Earth Final Stop Vegetable Garden Insect Killer directly on my plants?

Michelle – California

You can definitely spray your plants directly, even on the day of harvest. There is nothing toxic about our sprays but lightly rinse them off before consuming, as the oils may have a slightly bitter taste on the surface of your vegetables.

Matt

I have used your lawn fertilizer for years. Typically I could order it through Amazon or Home Depot. Now I can’t find it anywhere! Could you tell me if this will be available again or if we can by directly from you?

Matt

Our lawn fertilizer is being redeveloped and should release early fall. We are very excited about this new product and should be even better than the previous formulation.

James – Florida

I am growing a cantaloupe from a seed in a large pot. the vine is about 4 feet long. I want to know what fertilizer is best to use as it is growing and what/when to transition to a flowering/fruiting fertilizer.

James – Florida

I would recommend using the Bud & Bloom Booster Fertilizer about 6 – 8 weeks before harvest. It might be too late depending on when you planted them. They typically are ready for harvest within 90-100 days (give or take depending on species). My recommendation for planting would be to Fertilize with Dr. Earth Fruit Tree Fertilizer 5-5-2 at time of planting (unless starting from seeds, then fertilizer in 2-3 weeks). Then about 8 weeks later transition to Dr. Earth Bud & Bloom Booster 3-9-4.

Thomas – California

What is your best product to control bugs in St. Augustine grass?

Thomas – California

I would use our Dr. Earth Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer Spray. This is a great all around insect killer spray. I would recommend using it once every other day until you have applied 3 times. Organic insect killers tend to take a little more to kill, but pets and people can go out immediately after application.

Kathy – Illinois

I would like to apply mulch beneath trees after spraying the weed and grass killer. Other than allowing the spray to dry, is it okay to mulch immediately?

Kathy – Illinois

You can definitely put down mulch when ever you would like after applying our weed killer. There would not be any issues with that at all.

Anne – Texas

I may have missed this on the package but is Acid Lovers fertilizer appropriate for geraniums and Boston ferns? I had bottom end-rot on my tomatoes this spring and your tomato treatment cured it beautifully! Now, I have a sickly potted year-old geranium that needs a Dr. Earth miracle!!

Anne – Texas

You can definitely use our Acid Lovers Fertilizer for Geraniums and Boston Ferns. You can apply about 1/8 of  a cup per plant, and do you best to work it into the soil and water it in.

Johann – Alabama

We just started using your Pure Gold fertilizer and I can’t keep my dogs away from the plants. Is it safe if they ingest?

Johann – Alabama

There is nothing toxic in our fertilizer. With that said, we recommend that you do not let your pets get into the product or the soil with the product in it. It can cause an upset stomach simply because their bodies do not know how to digest it.

Susan – Florida

Does your organic pump and grow fertilizer and plant food for tomatoes, vegetables, and herbs expire? What is the date on the bottom of the bottle mean?

Susan – Florida

Our liquid fertilizers do not expire. The date on the bottom of the bottle is the date the product was bottled at our facility.

O – California

I am a medical patient and I’m looking to use the all purpose amendment and the flower girl for my medicine. I would like to know what would be the recommended dosage?

O – California

Those are two great fertilizer options for Medical Cannabis. The amount to use would depend on the setting you are growing in. The best rule of thumb with our product is about a 1 cup per 5 gallons of soil, You could use as much as a quarter cup per gallon of soil if you chose to. Our fertilizer does not burn plants like some other options might, so you won’t have to worry about that.

Marie

How much compost starter should I sprinkle on the kitchen scraps I just put in the composter?

Marie

use 1 cup per 5 gallons of materials

Melody – Massachusetts

Is your disease control fungicide harmful to insects?

Melody – Massachusetts

It could harm insects is they are sprayed directly. If you have beneficial insects present at the time of spraying, I would wait until they are less active in that area.

Jeff – Oregon

I have earwigs and pillbugs that I’d like to get rid of, so bought Dr Earth Final Stop Yard and Garden Insect Killer. But I also have earthworms in my raised bed, which I don’t want to kill off. Is this product safe for that?

Jeff – Oregon

If you do a soil drench (mix the solution with water and pour it around your plants) this could have a negative effect on earthworms. It does require complete saturation to kill insects and earthworms are extremely resilient so it would take some aggressive application to kill them. It may deter them from the area for a small period of time. In summary, I would personally do a light soil drench, and take care of the negative pests, and give the earthworms about a week to come back to that area again.

Chris – South Carolina

When using a top dress method, what do you recommend the water PH to be for the soil and for coco?

Chris – South Carolina

As long as you on monitoring and correcting your soil pH. I don’t know that I would focus on water pH. You would probably want your pH to be between 5.5 and 6.5 depending on which part of the growth phase you are in.

Daniel – Mississippi

Does any particular one of your products have a complete set of macro and micro nutrients?

Daniel – Mississippi

While we do not claim any Micro Nutrients or all of the Macro Nutrients on our packaging they are present in each one of our blends. They can vary depending on each lot of product and for that reason we do not claim them.

Scott – Oregon

I want to use the Dr Earth Liquid Lawn Fertilizer with my own hose end spray attachment.
What is the number of ounces per gallon of water that you recommend?

Scott – Oregon

You can use 2 ounces of fertilizer per gallon of water to get the correct dilution.

Holly – Massachusetts

I purchased Dr Earth Vegetable Garden Insect Killer Concentrate, but now that I need it, my hose has died and I can’t afford to buy another one. I would like to be able to use the Concentrate as RTU by mixing it in a bottle with some water. The bottle I would like to use is 32 ounces. How much concentrate would I need to add to make a ready-to-use mixture?

Holly – Massachusetts

You can use 2 ounces of fertilizer per gallon of water.

Lisa – Ohio

Can I use your Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer on my petunias?

Lisa – Ohio

Yes, you can use the insect killer spray on your petunias, please only apply in the cooler parts of the day, either the morning or evening. This will reduce the likely hood of burning.

Kevin – New York

Will Dr. Earth Final Stop Vegetable Garden organic insect killer work on Japanese beetles?

Kevin – New York

You can kill Japanese Beatles with our insect killer spray, but you must apply it heavily to them and you will only kill those that you spray directly.

Lana – Chicago

Wondering how long your liquid concentrate all purpose fertilizer lasts? I’ve had this for about a year.

Lana – Chicago

It is fine and last up to 5 years without any issues. Apply it in great health and thank you for your support.

Jon

I’m trying to use your pump and grow tomato vegetable & herb fertilizer in a little hydroponic aero garden and keep over fertilizing. Do you have any suggested amounts? It holds about 2 gallons of water.

Jon

I would use 8 pumps per 2 gallons of water and feed and water as you normally do.

Pearl – Washington

Wondering how long your liquid concentrate all purpose fertilizer lasts? I’ve had this for about a year.

Pearl – Washington

It is fine and last up to 5 years without any issues. Apply it in great health and thank you for your support.

Judy – California

In researching the best formula for guava trees, I’ve read that a 6-6-6 fertilizer is most ideal for it to yield fruit, but have noticed that the combination doesn’t seem very common, even at Home Depot. May I ask which would be the best substitution?

Judy – California

I would recommend our Premium Gold all purpose fertilizer 4-4-4 as it is the closest to the 6-6-6 you are looking for.

Sue – Washington

I understand gardenia need acid and I also have hibiscus and angel trumpets. All are in pots. What would you suggest?

Sue – Washington

I would simply use our “Acid Lovers” fertilizer and soil if you can find it locally.

Bill

I had purchased the Final Stop® Disease Control Fungicide the bottle tells me 2-oz per gallon of water but doesn’t tell me how often? Is there any recommended application i should go by?

Bill

The best effects will result in a dosage every three weeks, if you get an infestation, you can spray once every three days,..Do not spray in direct sun,.. only spray early in the morning, or late in the afternoon for best results.

Jen – Utah

I have a yard full of healthy wild birds, bees, butterflies, earthworms, etc. Will Dr Earth lawn fertilizer hurt any of them? Is your product safe to use around them?

Jen – Utah

Our lawn fertilizer is completely safe to use around all life in the garden and will not harm them in any way.

T.J. – Pennsylvania

What is the best product for preventing squash bugs?

T.J. – Pennsylvania

There is not an organic way to to stop them, you would need a chemical systemic. The best method is to keep the soil very healthy so the plant can defend itself naturally with thick cell walls and protect itself. If you do get an infestation in the future. We make an all purpose insect killer called “Final Stop Yard and Garden Insect Killer”

Phyllis

I ordered the Dr. Earth Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer, not realizing it was a hose end sprayer. I would like to use the contents as a concentrate and mix it with water so I can use it in a spray bottle. Could you give me the ratio of Dr. Earth to water for this means of application?

Phyllis

Please use 4 ounces per gallon of water. Please make sure you reseal the bottle so it does not leak and children do not have access to it.

Jeannie – Nevada

I just bought some liquid fertilizer for my fruit trees and I’m a little confused. Do I spray this on the leaves and blossoms or on the ground underneath?

Jeannie – Nevada

Spray it on the ground at the base of the tree and water it in a little afterwards to drive it down into the soil.

Sue – Oregon

I have several trays of little seedlings that are now about 2″ high and I believe it’s time to start feeding them before transplanting. Which of your liquid formulas should I use and how often should I apply it? I’m already using your house plant food – would that work?

Sue – Oregon

The houseplant food will work great. Use 2 ounces per gallon of water, then use the water to feed the young plants, but do not feed the plants until the seeds have actually sprouted and have their first set of leaves.

Thad – Washington

I heard your new formula for ‘Life’ should be available by mid April. Where can I find it?

Thad – Washington

I am sorry to say that Life was a 2020 release and will not be available for at least 6 more months. Packaging design and registrations are still in the works, but there are a lot of hot deals on the old life formula on Amazon.

Ian – Pennsylvania

I just used the organic pump and grow fertilizer on my plants and after a couple days there’s mold growing at the base where I applied on all my plants?

Ian – Pennsylvania

I suspect you are growing indoors as this is usually when mold shows up due to organics and moisture combined, but no worries, its common to see this and it is harmless, allow the soil to dry out for a couple of day and it should disappear naturally, for future reference, moisture and shade, will always cause mold in any growing environment. Try to give them some direct sun if possible. If not, keep an eye on the dampness of the soil, less damp, means less mold, think of a home and the basement! Same metaphor!

Jean – New Jersey

I used your weed spray product on weeds within my pavers. Now there appears to be oily spots where I sprayed. How do I get rid of those spots?

Jean – New Jersey

If the bricks have never been water sealed any oil can and will leave a glossy stain for a while, but they always go away with time, from sun and water. If you do not want to wait, simply use some dish-washing detergent and a dish brush with water and it will clean it up.Remember these oils are simply essential oils that are cosmetic grade, really safe.

Landon M. – Oregon

If I spray my plants with Dr. Earth Final Stop Insect Killer will it burn my plants?

Landon M. – Oregon

Spraying in the cooler parts of the day, in the morning or evening, you will be able to avoid any burning to your plants.

Kennon C. – California

I want to use your liquid fertilizer in a pump sprayer, how much product should I mix?

Kennon C. – California

You should use 2 ounces per gallon of water for the correct dilution ratio.

Nicole M. – California

How often should I apply your insect killer spray to my plants?

Nicole M. – California

Use the spray once every 2-3 days until the infestation is gone. Remember to spray near by plants as well, even if they are not infested.

Nick K. – Indiana

How often do I fertilizer with your dry fertilizer?

Nick K. – Indiana

During the warmer months you can fertilizer every 4-6 weeks. In the cooler months you can fertilizer once every 8 weeks.

Linda T. – Oklahoma

Where can I find your products?

Linda T. – Oklahoma

Our products can typically be found at local garden centers, Home Depot, some items are also available on Amazon.com. Not all items are available at all locations so please call ahead before driving to that store.

Emily N. – Iowa

Do you use any chicken manure in your products?

Emily N. – Iowa

We do not use chicken manure in any of our products because we have found that Fish Bone Meal is a higher quality ingredient that provides a longer lasting source of Nitrogen as well as an abundance of other nutrients.

Steve P. – California

If I spray weeds in my lawn with your weed and grass killer spray, will I also kill my grass?

Steve P. – California

Yes, our weed killer is non-selective. This means, any foliage, grass or weed that is sprayed will be burned and will die.

Julie K. – Wisconsin

I used to get your soils at Home Depot, I can not find them there anymore. Help, I love and need your soil!

Julie K. – Wisconsin

I appreciate your passion and I am sorry to hear you are unable to find our soil. You should check with your local garden center for our soil. If they do not have it stocked, they might be able to order it for you.

Ryan S. – Kentucky

What is digested food materials? This ingredient is listed on your liquid fertilizers.

Ryan S. – Kentucky

Digested food materials is a general way to saying produce that is recycled instead of put into our dumps. Many grocery stores have to throw out fruits, fish & vegetables that are not in perfect condition. That is where we come in, we recycle this produce and turn it into a compost tea, now known as our liquid fertilizers.

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