Your Questions Answered
I would like to know if your weed killer will harm my grass? I have dandelions, crab grass, and other weeds.
Our Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer is not intended for lawns. It is a herbicide and will kill your grass.
Which is your best fertilizer for banana plants?
We recommend our Exotic Blend 5-4-6 for your banana plants.
How much dry vegetable fertilizer (Dr. Earth) to use when planting string bean seeds?
We recommend holding off when starting seeds as they do not require any nutrients. Wait until they have sprouted and have some of their true leaves.
I see different weed killers. One says safe for pets on the front the other does not. Both are in orange bottles and have the same name. The one that says safe for pets is not the one available locally at target. Are both versions safe for pets? Did the packaging change to remove safe for pets?
Our Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer is safe to use around pets (if used as directed) We did some label change, but the product is still the same. It’s made of 100% Organic essential oils. Spray when pets are not around then when dry it is safe for your pets to be in sprayed area.
I purchased these two products for my roses: Dr. Earth 100518126 Final Stop Disease Control Concentrate Fungicide and Dr. Earth 1022 Garden Insect Killer. Can I mix them into the same container and apply all at once? If not, how long do I need to wait after applying one to apply the other?
We suggest applying the insecticide first then a few days later the fungicide. Shake well before and during use for maximum results.
I just got the Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer. I grow all my fruits and vegetables in grow bags in organic compost soil. How much and how often should I use this product? I have 1 gallon to 10 gallon grow bags. Zone 9a.
Apply Home Grown Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer every two months and use 1/4 cup for every 5 gallons of soil.
I bought the granular fertilizer for my tomatoes. Will this burn them? How do I apply so I know it won’t burn if it does?
It will not burn. You can sprinkle around the base of your plants and scratch into soil then water or you can cover with more soil and or compost/mulch. You can also make our fertilizer tea recipe (info on back of bag).
I bought your Pump & Grow liquid, but can’t seem to activate the pump action. There are not directions on the bottle. Help?
To open Pump and Grow bottle press down on pump while turning counterclockwise.
Which Dr. Earth fertilizer formulation is appropriate for a pink flowering dogwood?
Use our Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster 3-9-4 dry fertilizer for your pink flowering dogwood.
I am looking for something that I can add to my soul that will help revive it and add organic nutrients. Also maybe something that I could use with that to help control worms and flies . I live in Las Vegas and built my own green house . Soil is some compost, store bought soil, chicken and steer manure. Built last year 2nd grow going now.
We recommend our Metabolic Transformer and any of our dry fertilizers. They all contain our Trubiotic Inside and will add life to your soil. As for worms and flies, we have our Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer that can be used as a preventive and will help control worms and flies.
First, what do I put on my blueberries to lower the ph level? They are at 7 & need to be around 5.5. Second, my potato plants are turning yellow before they have even bloomed. What is the problem?
For your blueberries, use our Acid Lovers 3-4-3 it will help acidify your soil and blueberries love acidic soil. Adding some of our Acid Lover Planting Mix wouldn’t hurt either but not necessary. As for your potato plant, try watering less. That might be yellowing the leaves. Cut back watering and see what happens and inspect your plant because spider mites start causing yellow leaves.
Does Dr Earth Final Stop Yard and Garden Insect Killer work on strawberry plants where something is eating the flowers? I tried to figure out the exact insect and I thought it might be the tarnished plant bug but I’m not sure.
Yes, Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer is effective on most insects that tend to visit strawberry plants. Make to shake well before and during use for maximum results.
Could you tell me what products i need to grow fruit trees, berry plants, grapes and a vegetable garden in a high alkaline sandy soil. My ph tester reads 8, it may be higher because the needle doesn’t move.
For your fruit trees, berries, and grapes use our Natural Wonder Fruit Tree Fertilizer, follow directions. Then work some of our Natural Wonder Fruit Tree Planting Mix into your soil. For your vegetable garden use our Home Grown Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer and add some Home Grown Planting Mix into the soil. All our products contain our Trubiotics Inside that will help balance your soil.
I accidentally purchased this product in a bottle intended for use with a hose. I am using it for an indoor plant and will not be using a hose. Can you tell me how much of the concentrate should be mixed with how much water?
Dilution rate is 2oz per gallon of water, shake well before and during use for maximum results.
Can I use the fungicide and insecticide at the same time?
We suggest applying the insecticide first, then a few days later the fungicide. Shake well before and during use for maximum results.
What is the volume of each pump? Or maybe easier, how many plants can you feed with a 16 oz pump and grow vegetable fertilizer?
One pump is about 1 TSP, but how many plants vary depending on the size of container. One pump for every gallon of soil. Our Pump & Grow is meant for container/pot gardening.
How soon can I plant flower seeds, bulbs, or shrubs in the area I spray with the DR. EARTH ORGANIC AND NATURAL FINAL STOP® WEED & GRASS HERBICIDE. Also, is it pet safe?
You can plant right away after weeds & grasses are dead or application has dried. Our Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer does not negatively affect the soil. And its people and pet safe when used as directed.
I have tomato seedlings, the leaves are yellowish. I think they’re missing some sort of nutrient. They are not ready to be transplanted outside. They’re about four to six inches high. I bought your pump and grow fertilizer. Is that too strong to use on a plant this young. I was going to dilute it with water and put it on the bottom of a tray and let some of it absorb into each plant. Do you have any advice?
New sprouts/seedlings do not require a lot of nutrients at that stage. You can add one pump to a gallon of water and use on the seedlings.
What are the differences between the granules and pellets from the Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Granules Organic Flower Care and the Dr. Earth Life Pellets Organic All Purpose Plant Food. Which is larger and which product contains less dust?
First, the big difference is that our Acid Lover granules will help acidify your soil. Life All Purpose will not. the pelletized Life has less dust and is a slower release vs our non-pelletized formulas usually larger in size than Acid Lover.
I noticed that your liquid fertilizers are not the same N-P-K numbers as the same fertilizer in the powder form. For example, the liquid Bud and Bloom has a N-P-K of 1-2-1, but the powdered form of the same Bud and Bloom has a N-P-K of 3-9-4. Can you explain why? I am looking for the liquid versions for some seedlings and smaller plants, but actually would prefer the N-P-K ratio of the powdered versions (i.e. 3-9-4 vs. 1-2-1) so I find myself in a quandary on which product to purchase.
Yes, the NPK are different from our liquids to our dry fertilizers because they are just made completely differently. Our liquid fertilizer will completely break down in about 10 days while our dry fertilizer will fully break down in about 20-25 days. I would not get to hung up on the NPK between the liquid and dry fertilizer, try the liquid you will like it! Very nutrient rich fertilizer made with 100% Organic Whole Food.
How much Natural Wonder fruit tree fertilizer is used for a potted citrus tree? I have a Meyer lemon tree in a 17 in diameter pot. Do I follow the directions for trunk size? Or is it based on pot size and if so how much?
For potted lemon trees you can use trunk size to determine the amount of fertilizer to apply or you can sprinkle 2 tablespoons for every 6 inches of pot diameter.
I purchased your Organic Pump & Grow All Purpose Plant Food. How do you open the pump so it works?
To open Pump and Grow bottle press down on pump while turning counterclockwise.
How do I get the pump to come up from the bottle? I tried twisting, pulling but it does not come up to inact the pump action.
While pressing down on pump at the same time turn counterclockwise that should unlock the pump. If you want to mix with water, you can dilute 2oz per gallon of water.
Do you offer any insect killing and repellent products for use inside the home? I am specifically looking for something that would keep stink bugs out.
Yes, we offer our Final Stop Pest Control that will help in detouring stink bugs. We suggest you do a test spot as it is made of essential oils and may stain. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
My son recently brought me a Meyer lemon tree dwarfed version for indoors which soil and fertiliser should I use?
For your dwarf Meyer lemon tree in container indoor, we recommend our Exotic Blend Cactus & Succulent Potting Mix and our Natural Wonder Fruit Tree Fertilizer.
Thinking of growing cannabis using your vegan soil and was curious as to the soil ph and any other helpful information you have regarding cannabis and your vegan soil.
Free Soil pH is 6.7. If you are growing cannabis check out our 2017 Gardening Guide pages 46 thru 49 on our website. We do not use any animal manures although we do use fish bone meal and fish meal in all our dry premixed fertilizers, but no other animal by products.
Is the Dr. Earth citrus fertilizer safe for my dogs?
All our fertilizers are people & pet safe when used as directed. We recommend keeping your dog away when applying as they will be attracted to the organic by product. We use like fishbone meal, fish meal, so make sure to scratch it into the soil and water it in well.
I have used your veggie soil for years and love it! This year, I layered my garden with leaf mulch. I would like to use the no till method. Can I put the Dr Earth soil on top? Is it ok to put it on the garden now or do you recommend waiting until spring? Thanks! I love all your products!
No harm in using now but also adding some in Spring is definitely recommended. For your no till I encourage you to try our Life All Purpose fertilizer it is pelletized! “Throw & Go” no need to scratch into soil.
What is the best soil for a money tree or put pachira aquatic?
We recommend our Pot of Gold Potting Soil for your money tree. Keep that plant looking good and healthy with our Pump & Grow Pure Gold All Purpose liquid fertilizer, very simple to use and your plant will love it!
Can I fill my empty raised bed with Dr Earth Raised Bed Potting Mix exclusively and plant my vegetable seedlings directly in it? Does the product have all the nutrients needed for full growth of vegetables like peppers, tomatoes, etc?
Yes, you can use our Raised Bed Potting Mix exclusively and plant your seedlings directly in it. After about 30 days we recommend adding a fertilizer to replenish nutrients back into the soil. I recommend our Home Grown Tomato, Vegetable & Herb dry fertilizer as it has plenty of calcium for those tomatoes and pepper plants, helps prevents blossom end rot.
I have a partial bottle of Dr. Earth, final stop, vegetable garden insect killer concentrate, 32oz, ready to spray when attached to hose. I recently acquired a greenhouse. Having problem with spider mites and white flies. I would like to transfer some of the concentrate into a hand spray bottle with water. What would the formula be for that concentrate oz to water oz?
Dilute 2oz per 1 gallon of water. Make sure to shake well before and during application for maximum control.
I am looking for 10-20-20 potato fertilizer.
We recommend our Home Grown Dry fertilizer 4-6-3 for your potatoes. The NPK you are looking for 10-20-20 is a synthetic fertilizer. You will not find those high numbers in true organic fertilizer, We feed the soil that will feed your potatoes.
How do I open the pump on the bottle?
To open our Pump & Grow bottle push down on pump while at the same time turn counterclockwise then it should pop up and ready to pump.
Does the vegetable garden fertilizer have magnesium in it?
Yes, our Home Grown Dry Tomato, Vegetable & Herb fertilizer does contain magnesium. That is why we use kelp meal, kelp flour, fish meal & fish bone meal. These ingredients are rich in secondary nutrients and micronutrients and trace elements.
I was looking at Dr. Earth’s Acid Loving fertilizer (3-4-3-) and noticed there was no listing for the sulfur content that is, IF there is any sulfur in this particular product. If not, was is used for the ‘acidic’ compound?
Our Acid Lovers Dry Fertilizer (3-4-3) does contain sulfur. We recently took it off the label as we are sold throughout the U.S. and a certain state required us to do so.
What is the effective temperature range to apply Dr. Earth disease control fungicide?
Effective temperature range is between 40 degrees thru 90 degrees to spray Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide. We recommend spraying in early AM or late evening after 4PM. Shake well before and during use for maximum control and repeat, as necessary.
I have “Pump and Grow” Bud and Bloom Booster. Is it OK to use on vegetable items like Roman lettuce or bib lettuce that I am growing in a patio pot. Is it safe to eat that produce that is fertilized by that product?
Yes, it is ok to use Pump & Grow bud & bloom booster on your vegetables. And it is totally safe to consume the produce/ vegetables fertilized by this product. We use 100% Organic whole food to make our liquid fertilizers.
I have two problems with fungus. One is an indoor anthurium. The other are several outdoor hydrangea plants. What do you recommend?
We recommend our Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide for both indoor and outdoor. We do recommend, if possible, to take your indoor plant outdoor to spray as our product is essential oil based and could stain indoor surroundings, then bring it back indoors. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
I bought a bag of your Premium Gold All Purpose Fertilizer, but the bag appears to be made of plastic. Is this packaging sustainable (i.e. made of recyclable material, or recyclable itself)?
All our bags are recyclable, and we are a proud member of OceanBound Plastics.
Does the final stop kill carpet beetles?
Our Final Stop products will kill carpet beetles, make sure to shake well before and during use for maximum control.
When would be a good time to start applacation of of fungicide products? I have had problems the last few years with fungus in my lawn, usually starting in June. Is your product a systemic or a contact?
You can start right now if you have a fungus problem. All our Final Stop products are contact kill and not systemic.
What temputures to store your fertilizer safely?
On our dry fertilizers, if kept in a dry environment and kept in temperatures above 40 they will be fine. Moisture is what will make them go active, then they eventually will not perform the way it should.
I am having a hard time getting the pump to work on your succulent pure gold. Is there a trick to it?
Push down on the pump while turning counterclockwise. That should open pump to dispense.
I purchased the succulence pump & grow. If the date on the bottom is past is the fertilizer still good to use?
The date on the bottom of the Pump & Grow liquid fertilizer is a born-on date and not an expiration date.
I have a 6 month old puppy and I had a bottle of Final stop in the back yard,put up over 6 feet high. Well, she got the bottle and chewed off the cap. I know it is organic. Do I need to take her to the Vet? I do not know how much she ingested.
Your pup should be fine! Our Final Stop Insecticides are made of 100% Organic essential oils, upset stomach at worst. Please keep our bottles out of reach as there is more of a danger of ingesting plastic pieces than from taking a few licks of the actual essential oils.
Can Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide be used on indoor plants to treat scale and other similar problems?
Yes, you can use Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide on indoor plants. We recommend to take them outside and spray them, then bring them back indoors, or lay drop cloths to protect floors or furniture as our products are oil based (made with 100% Organic essential oils) and may stain.
I’ve noticed people have great results using your products to grow cannabis. Can you tell me which products specifically would be best for this plant?
We have several products that will help you grow healthy cannabis plants. Check out our 2017 Gardening Guide pages 46 thru 49 has a complete list. The feeding schedule is for indoors but outdoor you can use the same products. We also have our 3-part liquids that can be used alone or in-conjunction with our dry fertilizers for high oil and terpene production. https://drearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2017GardenGuide.pdf
How many cups of bud and bloom are in a 50 lb bag?
There are 150 cups in a 50lbs bag of Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster.
What is the shelf life of the Dr.Earth Liquid Fertilizers?
They do not expire, but they can go bad if stored open or in extreme heat or extreme cold.
I was wondering if I could use Final Stop Weed & Grass killer to kill off sections of my lawn that are overcome with weeds before I re-seed with new grass seeds. I know it will kill the grass lawn as well which is fine but I am wondering if the residual effects will be detrimental to the growing of new seeds. Will it effect the germination, etc?
Our Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer does not affect the soil and you can plant in it right after you remove the dead weeds and grass that has been sprayed with our weed killer. We use 100% Organic essential oils to make our Final Stop products. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
I have several bags of your product for my garden and did not use it all up and I am wondering if they keep thru a winter if I store them in the garage that gets down to o degrees?
The bags of fertilizer will be fine during winter in your garage, if they stay dry it will be fine for next season.
I have Brown patch in my zoysia lawn. I have Dr Earth final stop fungicide. Will this control it?
Yes, Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide will help control brown patch on your zoysia lawn. Make sure to shake well before and during use for maximum control. You may have to reapply and can be applied every other day.
How soon after I apply Dr. Earth Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer can I replant grass in that area? Does Dr. Earth have a fertilizer to apply when I replant the grass?
You can plant grass right away our weed & grass killer is not systemic and does not affect the soil.
I have an avocado tree that appears to be dying. It has all the symptoms of needing copper which because of our dog we cannot use. I was looking at your Final Stop Disease Control Fungicidal which says it is pet friendly. Is this true and if so, how do I apply it and when after applying is it not toxic or harmful to my dog. Any other suggestions?
Yes, our Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide as well as all our Final Stop products are people and pet safe, when used as directed. Our Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide is made of 100% Organic essential oils. You can spray your trees, plants, and lawn. Once dry your pets and family can enjoy with no worries! Make sure you shake well before and during use for maximum control.
Are your products safe to use around chickens?
Yes, it is safe to use our products around chickens, when used as directed. All our products are 100% Organic. We do not use any synthetic ingredients.
I bought an orange tree at the end of May 2020, but its leaves are increasingly yellow. It is 56 “tall and the trunk is 3.5” in diameter. What is your recommendation?
Two things that you can do. First, make sure it has been fertilized. We recommend our Natural Wonder Fruit Tree Dry Fertilizer. The next thing is ease up on watering. Most of time, when leaves start to yellow it is because it is getting too much water. Adjust watering habit to see if yellowing stops.
Is your Free Vegetarian Potting Soil product vegan and cruelty-free (no animal testing)? Can I use it for my indoor Fiddle Leaf Fig?
Yes, you can use our Free Vegetarian Potting Soil on your Fiddle Leaf Fig and all indoor or outdoor containers/pots. We do not test on animals. And we use no animal by-products in this mix.
What is the dilution ratio to use in a spray bottle for Yard & Garden Concentrate?
You can dilute 2oz per gallon of water. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
What are the sprouts that have grown in the spots where I squirted “Dr. Earth Home Grown Pump and go Tomato Vegetable Herb fertilizer” 3 2 2? In each pot where I squirted this fertilizer sprouts have appeared, circles of the sprouts just where I squirted.
No worries!What you are seeing is mycelium / mycorrhizae and that is a good thing that means your soil is alive! It is not bad mold, Just scratch it into the soil. I have link some info on what you are witnessing.
Is your Final Stop Yard & Garden safe for bees and other pollinators? What about lady bugs?
Our Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer is safe around bees, birds and all beneficial pollinators, we recommend to spray in early AM or late evening to avoid spraying pollinators and sun burn. Our product is made of 100% Organic essential oils. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
Are the dry fertilizers, all purpose 4.4.4, tomato & herb, and flower girl bloom slow releasing? Or do I need to “cook” the medium when adding the ferts? I was hoping I could just add into medium and plant directly into it?
Our Dry fertilizers are ready to use they take time to break down so in a sense they are slow release. Add them directly to the roots of your plants when planting or mix in the soil when planting once you water in our dry fertilizer the Trubiotic will kick in and help with the breakdown of our organics.
I purchased Final Stop yard & garden Insect Killer to use to kill crickets that come out at night in my chicken coop. The coop is becoming over run with the crickets. Normally, chickens eat crickets, but at night, the chickens are on their roost and do not see the insects down on the ground.
My concern is this: in the morning, if the chickens eat the crickets that have died from using Final Stop the previous night, will it harm the chickens?
Our Final Stop Insecticides are made of 100% Organic essential oils and your chickens should be fine. Please take a look at the ingredients listed on the back of our bottles to make sure chickens are fine with those plants and herbs that it is made of.
I’m having a problem with Leaf miners on my Citrus trees. I’m concerned with using pesticides especially since they are fruit trees. Can you recommend something that will help me with the leaf miners?
For Leaf miner on your citrus the most effective organic products is Spinosad (google it). We do not have that active in our products.
I last fertilized my lawn with Dr. Earth in July. Should I again fertilize this October and again in January 2021?
Here is our recommendation for lawn feedings through the year.
What product do you have that’s a good top dressing for lawn?
A well-composted manure or fine garden compost that easily filters thru grass blades.
We have a few options. Locally for you at Armstrong Garden Center they stock our Top Dress Seed Cover & Mulch 1cf bag and our Hand Crafted Top Soil 1cf bag. We still recommend a fertilizer to add and we have those as well. Our Nitrogen 5-0-2 dry pelletized fertilizer or our Super Natural Lawn Food Liquid.
I have an ice cream banana tree. What would be the best organic fertilizer for it?
Use our Exotic Blend fertilizer for your ice cream banana tree.
Can I use your kelp meal in a fertilizer tea?
We do not recommend our Kelp meal for use in a fertilizer tea. You should use a liquid kelp or seaweed. It will breakdown a lot faster to use in teas. We do have our Metabolic Transformer that you can use in teas.
Do any of your fertilizers have magnesium and amino acids in them?
Our fertilizers do contain magnesium but no amino acids.
I’m wondering if I should still follow the instructions of adding Acid Lover Fertilizer to my new blueberry plant if I’ll be using Acid Lover Soil? Or that maybe I should add few or skip the fertilizer when I’m planting it?
Yes, use them both together! Our Acid Lover Fertilizer along with our Acid Lover Planting Mix is a great combo for those acidic loving blue berries!
I received the Natural Wonder Fruit Tree Fertilizer and read the directions but need a answer about when to start it since it is now autumn and the trees will go dormant until spring. I live in a desert area and the tempts here are still in the 90’s and even though the trees are done bearing fruit they still have leaves on them. Am looking forward to seeing how well my fruit and citrus trees do next year with this product. My friends love and recommend it highly.
You can apply Natural Wonder Fruit Tree Fertilizer right away! Also putting some planting mix or compost around the base of your trees would be great with our fertilizer and aid with breakdown of that organic matter. We feed the soil that feeds your fruit trees.
I have had a spill in my garage. What is the process for removing a spill from concrete?
You can use soap and hot water.
I’m going to a organic water only Medical grow. I want enough nutrient to get through a 4 month cycle. I plan on using promix hp as a base. How much Dr Earth Tomato Vegetable & Herb, Fertilizer do I use per cubic foot of soil? Just wondering if you have and info on medical hemp soils?
You can mix 1/4 cup per 1/2 cubic ft. or (5 gallons of soil). We have some great information on cannabis in our 2017 Gardening Guide pages 46-49 https://drearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2017GardenGuide.pdf . There is a complete checklist tips and feed schedule (indoors) keep in mind that strains vary so adjust feeding. We also have our liquid nutrients that you can use as a stand-alone fertilizer or use with our dry fertilizers.
What dry amendments for top dressing do you recommend for auto flowers? Also what kind of pest killer do you have for fungus gnats, white flies, and mosquitoes?
The dry amendments we recommend for auto flowers are Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster or Life All Purpose. As to your pest killer question we recommend our Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer.
Do you have a product the kills scale?
Our Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer will kill scale. I will link it down below. All our Final Stop Insecticides kill/control scale. Make sure to shake products well before and during use for maximum control.
How soon can my cat walk on grass thats been sprayed with your insecticide?
Once it is dry your cat can walk, roll around and lay on your grass. Our Final Stop insecticides are made of 100% Organic essential oils. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
Can Premium Bulb Food be used when planting garlic bulbs?
You can use our bulb food on your garlic bulbs but I recommend our Home Grown. Our bulb food is design for flowering bulbs, it has way more phosphorus which promotes blooming.
I live in the Northeast. Do I need to keep my bag of organic vegetable fertilizer inside during the winter?
You do not need to bring inside your home it will be fine in a shed or garage. (do not leave outside in open elements).
On its package there is a warning label says , cancer www.p65warnings.ca.gov. Does this product cause cancer? What does this label mean? What’s an alternative product?
Everything we make at Dr. Earth is 100% organic. Prop 65 is listed on all our products. The reason we do this is because all organic ingredients contain traces of lead and other metals that are listed under Prop 65. We put this marking on our products to be transparent, even though the level of lead in our products is far lower than the requirements by Prop 65. All our fertilizers and soils are safe.
I just bought 3 of the DrEarth Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide Concentrate for use on our fruit trees & others. No where in the instruction says how often to spray this fungicide on the trees. One time only? Once a week or once a month?
You can apply our Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide daily if needed and you can even use up to the day of harvest it varies on disease and or fungus and how severe it is. Make sure you shake well before and during use for maximum control.
I was wondering how often to feed using the dr earth organic bud nutrients? I have plants in 5 gallon pots that are flowering.
You can apply Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster dry fertilizer monthly in 5 gallon containers/pots during the growing season.
I just purchased Dr Earth indoor plant food “pump & grow”. I’d like to use it on my orchids but i read that I should not use a fertilizer with urea. I’m not able to find this info on the bottle or on your web site. Could you please help me?
If your orchid is in soil you can use our Pump & Grow it does not contain urea.
I am in the process of replanting some damaged spots in my lawn and want to know if I can use your organic lawn food as a starter fertilizer or should I wait until the grass has sprouted? I know it’s getting late in the growing season and would like to give a boost to my seeding.
You can use our organic lawn food as a starter, we recommend our Super Natural Lawn Food 3-0-1, once your lawn takes then switch to our Nitrogen pelletized 5-0-2 All Purpose Lawn fertilizer.
I am used to using your ‘People and Pet Safe’ insecticides but am not finding that label on any of your insect control products. Are you not making those any more? I am just looking for an overall insecticide that would cover common pests, aphids and such but one that I could use near my pets.
Do you have any suggestions?
Our Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer is the perfect choice for your needs, it will take care of most common garden insects. All our products are people & pet safe when used as directed our Yard & Garden is made of 100% Organic essential oils. Make sure to shake well before and during use for maximum control.
Is it ok to use flower girl bud and bloom booster dry amendment and also use the tea recipe on the back of the bag to fertilize container grown plants? I used the tea first but wondering if I can now add as a dry amendment.
Yes, you can use Flower Girl tea in conjunction with applying it into the soil (normal application). And you can also use our liquids with our dry fertilizers as well.
Can your Final Stop Weed & Grass killer be stored in an unheated cold Minnesota garage all winter?
We do not recommend having it freeze. Our product is made of 100% Organic essential oils and water. Try storing indoors maybe under the kitchen sink.
I purchased Dr. Earth Pure Gold Pump and Grow. Once you open the pump how do you close it?
You should be able to close it similar to the same way you opened it. Push down and twist clockwise while pump is being push down.
What does 4-4-4 indicate? Is that a measure of nitrogen, potassium, etc.? It doesn’t seem to be high enough quantities of any ingredients.
The 4-4-4 is a NPK= Nitrogen(N)-Phosphorus(P)-Potassium (K) always in that order for any fertilizer whether it is synthetic or organic. Organic fertilizers are always lower numbers than synthetic fertilizers. Please check our 2017 Gardening Guide pages 31, 26, 27. A lot of good info that will help you better understand the way they work.
We have free range chicken and we are looking for a way to kill unwanted grasses and weeds in the flower beds and driveways which are gravel and long. I was told some chemicals get into the eggs that we eat and give away. We also have Japanese Beatles killing our rose plus leaf mold.
Our Final Stop Insecticide and Fungicide and Herbicide products are all made of 100% Organic essential oils. They are all safe to use around your property with your free-range chickens when used as directed. You can click on any of our products on our website to see the back of the product that list our ingredients.
What is the pH of the Azalia Potting soil?
Our Acid Lovers potting soil pH is 5.4.
When should I first top dress if using a pre amended soil and how much do I apply?
In about 30 days we recommend to apply fertilizer to a pre amended soil. As to how much depends what fertilizer and other variables check out the back of the bag to choose correct amount, if it’s our liquid, then 2oz per gallon of water.
What is the pH of the Cactus & Succulent Potting Mix?
The pH of our cactus & Succulent Potting Mix is 6.8.
I like the prices and organic focus of your products and have made a tea with them. I’ve also topdressed with 1/8 cup flower girl dry for each of my plants. I’m wondering if this is the proper amount and if I can or should add more?
I would suggest using 1 cup of Flower Girl for your 5 gallon pots of Cannabis plants and apply monthly. And still use teas.
I just applied Dr. Earth Fruit Tree Fertilizer for citrus to my potted Meyer lemon tree. The leaves had been variegated, yellowing but with green veins. It looks like that may be due to Magnesium, Iron, and Manganese deficiency. How long should I expect the fertilizer to take to improve the appearance of the leaves, and how do I know if I need to apply more?
Our dry fertilizers usually take about 20 days to break down, our liquids fertilizers about 10 days. You could start seeing improvements on deficiencies within those days. You would apply every 2 month on our dry during the growing season and every 2 weeks of our liquid.
We would like to make a gallon mix and wonder what the correct ratio would be so we don’t have to saturate the small area where it’s needed?
Dilute 2oz per gallon of water. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
Using ur compost starter example how/where would u add composted chicken, rabbit and fish manures?
With composting you want to follow basics with a compost pile and mix brown dry organic matter with green wet waste and manures. Our Compost Starter is an aid to help with the decomposing of the organic matter you are using.
I have lawn rust and would like to use your fungus control. I love your products and use almost all of them. Do I spray it and then water it in or leave it?
Our Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide will help with the rust on your lawn. Just coat the lawn with our spray. You do not need to soak the lawn with it just a coat will do. Repeat if necessary. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
I recently purchased a yucca tree (keeping it indoors) that’s 34 inches tall (from the bottom of the pot to the tallest leaf). I was wondering how/when I should fertilize and if it’s safe to use Dr. Earth’s Pure Gold organic and natural all-purpose fertilizer?
Our Pure Gold All Purpose Liquid or dry fertilizer is perfect for your indoor yucca tree. If you are going with our dry you would apply once a month and if you are using our liquid apply every two weeks.
I have the 3-3-3 liquid solution without a back label. What is the water to fertilizer rate for garden veggies and for house plants.
You can dilute 2oz per gallon of water.
I recently purchased your pump & grow fertilizer on some of my plants. Every plant I used it on has grey mold at the spot where I pumped. Please contact me so we can resolve this issue.
No worries! What you are seeing is mycelium / mycorrhizae and that is a good thing that means your soil is alive! It is not bad mold, Just scratch it into the soil.
I live in Austin, TX where temps are still high – mornings near 80 and daytime high’s are 100+. It’s time to apply my Dr Earth hose end Lawn Fertilizer and the label says early morning/after 4pm application but should I wait for the cooler 70-90 degree cooler days predicted in September?
You can apply Super Natural Lawn Food Liquid fertilizer now, just follow as directed, in the hotter days your grass could use nutrients (some stress relief).
I purchased some of your fertilizers a few years ago and was really happy with them. I was looking into purchasing again, but I am disappointed to find that you changed the formula in your organic liquid fertilizers. I remember seeing an assortment of extra ingredients such as humic acid, aloe vera, prebiotic blend, molasses, etc.. Are they still in these fertilizers and you just changed the label or do these fertilizers just contain the bare elements?
Yes, our liquid fertilizers did have a formula change, with “Digested food byproduct”. Our liquid fertilizer concentrates reach the highest level of sustainability of any fertilizer in the world! This is accomplished by utilizing break through science, technology, and enzymes to convert human grade organic food scraps from grocery stores into highly effective premium liquid fertilizers. It is estimated that grocery stores in the United States discard about 10% of their food inventory every single week, resulting in more than 133 billion pounds of food being discarded annually. Food waste is one of America’s largest environmental challenges, accounting for roughly one-fifth of the solid waste in landfills nationwide. But there is a way to take what would have been food waste from the supermarket industry and convert it into renewable energy for plants in the form of carbon-rich fertilizer. Our carbon-rich liquid fertilizers are packed with Amino Acids, Fulvic Acid, Micronutrients, and Macronutrients. University studies and field trials strongly suggest that these liquid fertilizers provide exceptional results. Upcycling large volumes of would-be food waste into premium, organic fertilizer has many benefits and reduces the carbon footprint of the grocery-store-to-landfill cycle. The dream of a zero-waste, modern society is finally taking shape, and real-world problems are being solved with bold, innovative solutions. Everything you would feed your family, can be used to feed plants, saving the world and make it a better place at the same time.
My store has your Pump & Grow Tomato & Herb for sale, but the sticker on the bottom says 1/23/19. Does that mean it’s expired?
The sticker with the date on the bottom of our Pump & Grow liquid fertilizer bottle is a born on date. It does not expire.
Is there an expiration date for the 5-5-5 all purpose fertilizer? My bag is 3 years old.
It should be fine. There is a expiration date mainly for the Trubiotic inside. The fertilizer will still provide nutrients.
Will your insect kill get rid of bagworms?
Our Final Stop Insect killers will control bagworms (the eggs). Depending on size it will kill the small ones, sometimes picking the big ones off then spraying the plants to kill the eggs. That is a good reason to use our Final Stop Insect Killers as a preventative and spray your plants to kill eggs of insects you do not see yet is much easier to get rid of at those stages of the bag worms life.
Can I use your non selective herbicide to clear out weeds and then later plant vegetable seeds? Does it only work for a while and then decompose safely?
Our Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer will not affect your soil, so you can plant your garden as soon as the weeds and grasses have died just remove dead vegetation. Our product is made of 100% Organic essential oils. Shake well for maximum control.
I am wanting to buy your soil and compost. I see you make your products with food. I have allergies to eggs, tree nuts, and peanuts. I’m assuming those are all items that are put into your mixes?
While we do not put any nut products or egg in our blends, it is a challenge to guarantee that the facilities that fill our bags are complete nut free.
Just found your site and see many of the items I need, but not sure on what product would be best for my lilacs. The soil ph is good but apparently is lacking nutrients. Would you please advise on what would be best?
You can use our Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster now for your lilac and then next spring use our Total Advantage Rose & Flower.
I purchased a bottle of the home grown organic pump & grow fertilizer today at Lowe’s. Is the date sticker on the bottom of the bottle an expiration or production date? I tried to research it but I’m coming up empty handed. The date is expired so I’m hoping it’s a manufacter production date.
The sticker with the date on the bottom of our Pump & Grow fertilizers are the Born on Date they do not expire.
I was looking for the words “pet friendly” on your product lines. Is a lawn immediately safe for cats, dogs, and birds after spraying this product?
Our Super Natural Liquid Lawn Food is completely safe for pets and people to be on the grass right after you spray. I would suggest you wait for it to dry before going on the lawn. Our liquid fertilizers are made of 100% Organic whole food! No toxic, synthetic chemicals.
How long is the ‘shelf life’ of Flower Girl Bud and Bloom Booster tea? I made a gallon about 4 weeks ago and I am ready to feed my plants but I am wondering if it will still be effective after sitting in my indoor office for four weeks in a reclaimed orange juice gallon container.
One of the whole key component of making a compost tea, is brewing microbes (living organisms), so right after 24 hours it should be used for the maximum results. That’s when you will have the most microbes alive. When they sit with no air/oxygen they die off. The fertilizer tea is still good in what you have them in but the microbe activity is no longer there. If you want to make a tea that you do not have to use right away invest in a perpetual tea brewer.
I am looking for clean products to start some plants inside a apartment and with limited spaced outdoors for pots, hanging plants, and a raised bed. Our plan is to transplant when we move in May. It has been overwhelming to search for clean soil, clean nutrients, etc. as we get started on this journey. Looking for soil free of Round up and harmful chemicals. Our first project is a avocado plant that we have already started in a glass of water, and a lemon seed is just getting under way. Can you recommend the soil, fertilizer, and/or nutrients that we can use for veggies, fruit, the 2 tree seeds we started? Any suggested insect deterrent for the Houston area that we might need?
You came to the right company for Pure Clean Soils, fertilizers and pest controls. All of our products are 100% Organic and NON-GMO and only use premium ingredients, (No manures!) When your avocado and lemon trees are ready for transplant to a container (pots) use our Exotic Blend Potting soil and fertilize with our Natural Wonder Fruit Tree Dry fertilizer. And for your Veggies use our Pot Of Gold Potting Soil and use our Home Grown Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Dry fertilizer.
What is ph of your Acid Lovers planting soil?
Our Acid Lovers Planting Mix pH is 5.0.
Does your Home Grown Tomato, Vegetable, & Herb Pump & Grow Fertilizer deliver calcium? I have tomatoes in containers that are getting blossom end rot and I need to find something to help.
Yes, our Home Grown Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Pump & Grow Fertilizer does contain calcium, but the tomatoes that already have the blossom end rot are ruined and this will only help new developing tomatoes. For even more calcium try our Home Grown Dry fertilizer.
Dr Earth Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide Concentrate – what are the instructions regarding timing prior to rain?
Rain will effect the application and should be on the plant for at least 16 or more hours prior to the rain and re-apply after the rain. Can be use daily, or every other day. Safe to use up to the day of harvest if spraying on edibles. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
I have two plumeria cuttings that need to be planted ASAP (actually one cutting and one seedling that’s already rooted). The grower that I purchased them from stated in their directions to plant them in potting soil WITHOUT fertilizer (the all caps was part of their instructions). Does the Dr. Earth Pot of Gold Organic Potting Soil have fertilizer in it? If so, do you have a potting soil that does not? I really want these plumeria to do well and finding the right soil is that first step.
Our Pot of Gold Potting Soil does contain amendments/fertilizer but your plumerias will be fine in our mix and many growers and gardeners have use our soils with no issue. We use no synthetic fertilizers only 100% Organic amendments found in nature. And when you are ready for fertilizer our Exotic Blend dry fertilizer is ideal for your plumerias.
Final Stop Vegetable Garden Insect Killer concentrate – if I want to use my own spayer, what is the water to concentrate ratio?
You can dilute 2oz per gallon of water. Make sure you shake well before and during use for maximum control.
What Dr Earth dirt mix would be good for iris’?
If you are growing in containers/pots, our Pot of Gold Potting Soil is a great mix for just about any type of plant, flower. If you are in-ground our Mother Land All Purpose Planting Mix is recommended.
Can I use your house plant fertilizer for semi hydro? (Growing in Leica balls)
Yes, our Liquids (House Plant) can be used in semi hydro. The dilution rate is 2 oz per gallon of water.
I bought the fungicide concentrate and sprayed my vegetable plants because of mold. How often should I repeat this process?
You can spray our Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide as often as needed, and up to the day of harvest. Keep an eye out for it spreading, make sure you coat entire plant and make sure you shake product well before and during use for maximum control.
We have a bag of your Total Advantage Rose & Flower Fertilizer that we are using on our roses. However, we just planted two zucchini plants and we’d like to give them some nourishment. Would the Total Advantage help them at all?
Total Advantage will help with nourishment on your zucchini plants, but we do recommend our Home Grown Tomato, Vegetable & Herb fertilizer as it has more calcium for faster growing veggies.
The instructions on your Tomato, Vegetable and Herb fertilizer uses cups for measurements, based on the type of vegetable. Can you please tell me how many cups are in a 12 pound bag?
Generally, there are 3 cups per pound, so 36 cups in a 12 lbs bag.
Where is the expiration date on the succulent liquid pump fertilizer?
Our Liquid Pump & Grow fertilizers do not expire, we do have a sticker on the bottom of the bottle that has a born on date that we use internally.
Can you use the yellow bottle insect garden killer inside the house?
Yes, you can indoors but I would recommend you do a test spot of where you will be spraying as our products are oil base (essential oils) and could stain. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
I want to put 32 oz Yard and Garden Insect Killer Concentrate into my standard hose bottle sprayer. What mix ratio should I set the sprayer to?
You can dilute 2 oz per gallon of water, make sure you shake well for maximum control.
I just got Dr. Earth Final Stop Herbicide spray. Is it safe to spray it on weeds close to the tree roots?
Yes, it is safe to spray close to tree roots. Just make sure you do not over spray on to other vegetation that you want to keep alive. Make sure you shake well before and during use for maximum control.
Are your liquid fertilizers grass sprays safe for pets?
All our liquid fertilizers are people & pet safe when used as directed. They are made of 100% Organic Whole food.
Can I use Super Natural Premium Concentrate Lawn Food (spray hose attachment) when the outside temp is above 90 degrees? If not what is the best time/temp to use?
Yes, but make sure you spray in the early AM or Late after noon (4PM) when the sun is not at full strength.
Do you sell a concentrate of your Final Stop Weed and Grass Killer for larger areas?
We currently do not have a concentrate of our Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer, but the good news is that in 2021 next year we will have a concentrate available in a variety of sizes.
Why does your the bottle of your Vegetable & Herb Liquid Fertilizer have the P65 Warning on it? Does this plastic or the liquid fertilizer contain cancer?
Everything we make at Dr. Earth is 100% organic. Prop 65 is listed on all of our products. The reason we do this is because all organic ingredients contain traces of lead and other metals that are listed under Prop 65. We put this marking on our products to be transparent, even though the level of lead in our products is far lower than the requirements by Prop 65. All our fertilizers and soils are safe.
How long after using the fungicide do you have to wait before picking fruit and vegetables?
You can harvest your fruit & vegetables right away! Just rinse. Our products are made of 100% Organic essential oils.
I bought a 32 oz bottle of your fungicide concentrate (the hose end style bottle). I would like to dilute it for use in a hand spray bottle. What ratio of water to concentrate should i use?
The dilution rate is 2oz per gallon of water. Make sure you shake well before and during use for maximum control.
I purchased the succulent and cactus pump and grow. I saw a lot of reviews online stating it produces mold. I thought maybe they weren’t using the product correctly. I fertilized 3 succulents. I pumped it in and watered it immediately making sure none sat on top. 2 days later there was mold on my dirt.
No worries! What you are seeing is mycelium / mycorrhizae and that is a good thing that means your soil is alive! It is not bad mold, Just scratch it into the soil.
Does your weed killer kill Dallis grass?
Our Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer will kill Dallis grass, but make sure you are not using it on your lawn as it will kill your lawn as well. Our product contains cinnamon, clove oils as well as citric acid that helps to burn weed & grasses. Make sure you shake well before and during use for maximum control.
We have organic vegetable gardens and get a little soil crusting and evaporation. Wanted to use some of your Decorative Bark, but wanted to make certain that it’s organic bark. Can you please confirm?
Our Barks and mulches are not certified organic, but are as natural as you can get! They are not sprayed with any toxic chemicals. I would suggest our Natural Choice All Purpose Compost, that you can use that is 100% Organic and will help to improve your soil.
We just had a good amount of rain. It’s also supposed to rain for the next few days. However, I would like to use the final stop Vegetable Garden insecticide. Is it ok to apply to wet foliage?
I suggest to let the rain pass, It will be more effective. As our product is a contact kill spray.
My lawn has a bunch of mushrooms all over it. I read online a nitrogen rich fertilizer with slow release will help with that. Is that true and is it pet safe?
Yes, a nitrogen rich fertilizer will help but there are other factors to consider, like temperatures, humidity, dampness, also de-thatching the lawn will help reduce mushrooms. Our Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide can be used after removing the mushrooms to spray so that the mushroom spores do not germinate. And all our products are people & pet safe.
What is the most effective way to eradicate chinch bugs in lawn?
Our Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer will work to control/kill chinch bugs, but what will help also is to de-thatch your lawn and spraying our Final Stop will help to control bugs.
What is the difference between your life 4-6-5 and the older 5-5-5 fertilizer?
The difference between our new Life 4-6-5 vs. our older Life 5-5-5 beside the NPK difference is we are no longer using cotton seed meal and bat guano in our new Life 4-6-5 formula.
Can Dr. Earth Yard & Garden Insect Killer be safely used on a jade plant? Although targeting insects, would it potentially reduce fungus since it has some similar essential oils?
Yes, Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer can be used on Jade plant. It will help prevent/reduce fungus. Make sure you shake well before and during use for maximum control and repeat application as necessary.
Is the date on the bottom of my bottle an expiration date? Yesterday I went to home depot and bought Dr. Earths succulent pump & grow (cactus & succulent plant food). When I got home and started using it I saw a white sticker on the bottom of the bottle with a date reading ‘3/27/20’. I am assuming this is an expiration date and that it is old, and that home depot did not realize and pull it off the shelf. Before going to the trouble to return it and hopefully exchange it for another bottle, I wanted to make sure this is infact and expiration/use by date, and not the date it was made.
The date on the bottom is our born on date. Our product does not expire. Tthat being said, if not properly stored it will go bad, so keep out of extreme heat and extreme cold.
How often should I spray my roses with your Final Stop Disease Control? My Chicago Peace is heavily infected with black spot this year.
Make sure you shake well before and during use for maximum control and repeat as often as necessary, every couple of days until you see improvement.
First off, I love your products. I was wondering if you could give me some insight on how to use your dry amendments. I am growing medical marijuana. I have the old version of the veg, the old version of bloom and the new version of all purpose. I am using a pro mix hp medium and add in some more perlite and mushroom compost. I’m not sure on the ratios to use of each product, and want to produce the best medicine I can for myself. If you could break down for veg and bloom ratios that would be great? Should I mix it all and let it cook or do I mix it and plant right in it?
You can scratch it into the soil or sprinkle on the soil and cover with compost or potting soil. For the veg and bloom use 1/2 cup for every 5 gallons of soil. You can also make our fertilizer tea (recipe on back of bag). For optimizing oil & terpene production I also recommend our liquid fertilizers that you can use in-conjunction with our dry amendments.
If I used Final Stop Weed and Grass Killer, can I roll out new grass in the area? If so, how long should I wait?
Once the weeds or any vegetation is dead and dry remove and roll out the new grass, It does not affect your soil.
Would it be ok to use bud & bloom booster to mix in the soil of my raised bed with some compost before I plant my collard seedlings this fall? Or would it be better to save that for the azaleas and star jasmine in the early spring?
I would use the bud & bloom on your flowers and use our Home Grown Tomato, Vegetable & Herbs on your collard seedlings as they do not need that amount of phosphorus and would serve you better to use it on flowering plants. Any flowering plant that you have in your garden, use the Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster during the summer.
Final Stop appears to kill a myriad of insects. Is it going to kill my beneficial ones also…..butterflies, bees, etc., earthworms?
Our Final Stop Insecticides are safe for bees, all pollinators and will not harm earthworms. We suggest that you spray early AM when pollinators are not active. Our Insecticides are made of 100% Organic essential oils. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
Is you Dr. Earth’s Weed Killer (chemical free) safe around cattle?
Our Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer is safe around cattle. It is made of 100% Organic essential oils like cinnamon, clove oil and citric acid. Use as directed. Shake Well before and during use for maximum control.
I purchased the cactus and succulent soil mix. I noticed that white mushrooms started blooming whenever I water them. I was wondering if this was dangerous for my plants or me?
No worries, that actually is a good sign, your soil is alive! It is not dangerous for you or your plants. Just scratch them into the soil, remove or just leave alone.
Do I need to buffer coco coir with calmag before I use Dr. Earth dry amendments? I rehydrated a brick of coco bliss, washed the peat out of it, and will be growing medical marijuana.
No need to buffer coco coir with calmag before using our dry amendments. I suggest our Home Grown 4-6-3 for Veg and Flower Girl 3-9-4 for flowering. The Home Grown has plenty of calcium. Our dry amendments all have our Trubiotic inside. We are 100% premium organic. You might want to also consider some of our other products that can help achieve great oil & terpene production.
WI have been using Dr. Earth products for a number of years with great success…I am a fan! I wonder if one of your fertilizers is especially recommended to promote a long flowering season for evening primrose and balloon flower perennials. Which product do you recommend for hydrangeas, rhododendrons and peonies to promote flowering and when is the best time to fertilize these plants?
Our Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster dry fertilizer is great for the summertime – giving those plants the phosphorus they need for the heat. It helps keep the root zone healthy. For your hydrangeas, rhododendrons and peonies you can use Flower Girl on them as well in the summer. Then in spring use Acid Lover dry fertilizer as they thrive in acidic soil.
Will your Final Stop Fungicide treat Septoria on tomato plants?
Yes, our Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide will treat septoria on your tomato plants, prune any heavy infested leaves then spray. Make sure to shake well before and during use for maximum control. You may have to repeat application.
Do you have a compost or potting mix that is free from animal by-products? I’m a vegetarian, trying to covert to making soil blocks for seed starting. Need either compost (for a homemade recipe) or a mix that would hold up to the process.
Yes, we have our Free Vegetarian Potting soil. This is the only soil mix that we make that has no animal by-products.
What is the difference between all purpose potting soil and all purpose planting mix?
The difference between planting mix & potting soil is one is for containers and the planting mix is used in-ground.
I noticed that you have the pump and spray for houseplants, but this product does not seem to have the Trubiotic blend which I feel makes your product so special. I also note that the exotic blend which I think would be the best (looking for your input) does not have a mix rate for indoor plants? Is this blend the best choice for houseplants and for a large in a well lit indoor atrium?
Lou might want to consider our Pure Gold dry fertilizer. It is pelletized “Throw & Go” 2-2-2 and has our Trubiotic inside that your house plant and 20′ ficus tree will enjoy and thrive with and all you have to do is sprinkle around the base of your plants and water (no need to mix in soil or scratch into soil). Our liquids work great, but you are correct they do not contain our Trubiotic inside, but for healthy soils it is great fertilizer, some like to add our dry once to twice a year and use our liquid on a regular basis as it is easier to apply.
I am purchasing your cactus/succulent soil to do transplants in pots. Would Life fertilizer be a good choice to use for later feeding or mix in with soil during transplanting?
Life would be a great choice for you to use now and later. Life fertilizer is a pelletized “Throw & Go” which you do not need to scratch into the soil, you can, but not required. And you can use Life on everything cactus, succulents, house plants, flowers, vegetables and fruit trees.
I have the 32 oz. Final Stop, to be attached to a garden hose to spray. Would rather mix with water in a 32 oz. spray bottle, for pin point spraying, what with kids and pets always around.
Please give me a ratio, how many ounces of Final Stop to 1 gallon of water.
You can dilute 2 oz per gallon of water. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
I have crab grass invading our agapanthas. The weed is intertwined with the plants, and extends out the top. I’d like to use Final Stop Weed & Grass Herbicide to kill the crab grass, but I wonder about the impact on the agapantha?
We do not recommend using our Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer as it will kill most all vegetation. If you can use it without it getting on your agapantha then have at it, but this product contains citric acid and cinnamon and clove oil which burn plants and grasses.
Is Dr Earth Final Stop safe for bees and hummingbirds?
Our Final Stop Insecticides/fungicides are safe for bees and humming birds. We suggest to spray in the early AM or late evening when pollinators and humming birds are not active. Our Final Stop products are made of 100% Organic essential oils.
My roses are getting destroyed by rose slugs. Would you recommend the Rose and Flower or the Slug and Snail spray? Also, are these products kid and dog safe?
For rose slugs you can use either our Final Stop Rose & Flower or our Yard & Garden Insect Killers. Shake well before and during use for maximum control and re-apply until problem is controlled.
Which of your products kills/controls bsg worm?
Our Final Stop Yard & Garden, Vegetable Garden, Rose & Flower Insect killers will kill/control bag worms. Shake well before and during use for maximum control, you may need to repeat application.
Is Dr. Earth Final Stop effective against codling moth?
Our Final Stop Insect Killers will kill codling moth eggs and should be used with a codling moth trap. Put trap out first then when it seems to be full, then spray trees with Final Stop Insect Killers to kill the eggs. You may need to repeat application for maximum control.
I know dry Flower Girl bag has an expiration date, but is that just for the microbes, bacteria, mycos, etc? Or do the nutrients degrade as well?
Yes, it is mainly for the Trubiotic inside, but if it has not been open and kept in a fair environment (extreme heat/cold), they will last for years past that date.
Should the final stop fungicide be watered in when applying to lawn?
Our Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide should be watered into your lawn, but you just want to coat it as our products is made of essential oils. No need to water it like you are applying a fertilizer. Just coat the lawn with it. Don’t soak.
What is the correct Dr. Earth fertilizer for cantaloupe production?
You can use our Home Grown dry fertilizer and follow the instructions under cucumber, or our liquid Home Grown that we have in our Pump & Grow for container gardening. They all work great!
Is the insect killer in to use around plants, flowers, and fruit trees?
Our Final Stop Insect killers are safe to use around and on plants, flowers and fruit trees. They are made of 100% Organic essential oils. Choose the right product for the job.
I just purchased Dr Earth Final Stop at my local Home Depot. The label on the back of the bottle has lots of information, EXCEPT it does not indicate if I should spray the entire plants or just their roots (ground level).
Do not spray the roots, just the plants until there is a slight run off. Make sure to shake well before and during use for maximum control.
Can your concentrated liquid fertilizers be used with a fertigation system?
Yes, our liquid fertilizers can be used in a fertigation system. Our liquid fertilizers are filtered to be under 25 micrometers and can be used with irrigation lines, drip tape and sprayers.
What is the ratio of concentrate to water that results when using the Final Stop Vegetable Garden Insect Killer concnetrate sprayer?
The dilution rate is 2oz per gallon of water. Make sure to shake well before and during use for maximum control.
Does it Final Stop organic Yard and Garden Insect Killer kill bees and beneficial insects? I want to make sure it’s safe because I have a lot of pollinators.
Our Final Stop Insecticides are safe for bees, all pollinators. We suggest that you spray early AM when pollinators are not active. Our Insecticides are made of 100% Organic essential oils. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
Before I realized it, my dog had started licking the tomato, herb Liquid pump. I just applied it. Should I be concerned?
Your dog should be fine. At worst an upset stomach. Our liquid fertilizers are made of 100% Organic whole foods, but that being said, they were not intended for animal and human consumption. Make sure to apply when pets are not around and water in immediately.
How long after spraying the ready to spray liquid vegetable fertilizer until I harvest and eat?
If your veggies are ready to harvest, you do not have to wait, harvest rinse off and enjoy!
Are any of your products peat FREE? I need a low nutrient, peat free potting mix and garden soil for my bulbs this fall.
Our Exotic Blend Cactus & Succulents Potting Soil does not contain peat moss, but your bulbs should grow well in all of our potting soils.
I purchased your product Final Stop, Disease Control Fungicide Concentrate at Home Depot and want to know if this product is safe to use on Hawthorn Trees for rust and insect control without damaging the tree?
Our Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide is safe to use on Hawthorn trees for rust, but if you have a insect problem we recommend our Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer.
I’m using Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster for the first time on two cannabis plants. I was wondering if you could let me know how often I should be applying a top dress?
If you are outdoor apply every other month. If indoor apply monthly. In conjunction with applying it as a top dress, you can also make our fertilizer tea (recipe on the back of bag). This will help with oil & terpene production and can apply weekly or every other watering.
I have rabbits that graze on my lawn. Do you have a lawn fertilizer that is safe and will not harm the bunnies?
Both our Nitrogen All Purpose Lawn & Garden pelletized fertilizer & Super Natural Lawn Food liquid fertilizers are safe and will not harm the bunnies. If you use the Nitrogen be sure to water immediately after applying so that the pellets break down.
How many ounces of the Dr Earth’s concentrate disease control fungicide to one gallon of water?
It is 2 ounces per gallon of water. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
How do you ‘open’ the pump bottle for the pump and water fertilizer?
You should just be able to turn counter clockwise and the pump should pop up. If that does not work it could be defective and if that is the case we are sorry for the inconvenience, return to the retailer that you purchased it from and they will exchange it for a new one. Or you can twist the entire pump off the bottle and mix it with water in a watering can, dilution rate is 2oz per gallon of water.
I have used your Premium Gold to mix into my soil initially for cannabis. I am preparing for transition to flower and was planning to top dress your ‘bud and bloom dry fertilizer.’ I have 25 gallon pots that measure approximately 22”. How much would you recommend top dressing and how frequently?
You can use 1/2 cup for every 5 gallon (soil/pot size) and apply every other month. We do recommend for great oil & terpene production to use it as a fertilizer tea as well. Or you can try our liquid Golden Bloom fertilizer.
Will your insect killers for lawns harm wild rabbits that eat the grass?
Our Final Stop Insecticides will not harm wild rabbits when they eat the grass. Our Final Stop products are made of 100% Organic essential oils.
Can I pour this in my 25 gal sprayer and, if so, what would be the mix ratio per gallon?
The dilution rate is 2oz per gallon of water. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
What are the harvest and eating times after spraying with Dr. Earth Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide concentrate. I cannot find any of this information on the bottle?
You can use up to the day of harvest and you can enjoy your fruit or veggies right away! Just wash/rinse. Our Final Stop fungicides/insecticides are made of 100% Organic essential oils.
Is it safe to use your home grown organic pump and grow tomato, veggie & herb liquid fertilizer safe to use for aquaponics with fresh water fish?
We do not recommend using Home Grown Pump & Grow liquid fertilizer in your aquaponic system. It will turn your water brown as well. Your fish should be supplying the nutrients to your plants.
If over spray of Dr Earth Final Stop gets into my koi pond will my fish be safe?
We suggest to cover your pond or shield when spraying our Final Stop products as they are oil based (100% Organic essential oils) and could negatively effect your koi fish.
Is the Final Stop fungicide harmful to my caterpillars on my milkweed plant? I seem to have some sort of disease on my plant and my caterpillars are dying once they hang and try to make their chrysalis’s.
It is not the best and can be harmful to caterpillars.
I am using your compost starter but I’m using a compost spinner. Do you have instructions for use with that method?
Use 2 cups per 1/2 yard of compost in a tumbler/spinner of our Compost Starter.
What’s the earliest I can reapply Dr. Earth around my citrus trees. First applied July 5th.
You can apply Natural Wonder Fruit Tree Fertilizer every 3 months during the growing season. If you apply sooner it will be okay.
What is “digested food byproduct”?
We take what would have been food waste from the supermarket industry and convert it into renewable energy for plants in the form of carbon-rich fertilizer. The process begins with an industrial food digester equipped with a motorized grinder to pulverize the food scraps into a nutrient-rich slurry. This slurry is enzymatically digested and stored in an enclosed stainless-steel tank, keeping it thoroughly aerated and agitated. The tanks containing meats, fruits, vegetables, seafood bones and other organic foods are stored behind participating supermarkets until they’re collected by a tanker truck and brought to a main processing facility for further refinement. The finished materials are converted to the most nutrient-rich organic fertilizer in the world — with the highest level of sustainability. Our liquid fertilizer concentrates reach the highest level of sustainability of any fertilizer in the world! This is accomplished by utilizing break through science, technology, and enzymes to convert human grade organic food scraps from grocery stores into highly effective premium liquid fertilizers. Our carbon-rich liquid fertilizers are packed with Amino Acids, Fulvic Acid, Micronutrients, and Macronutrients. University studies and field trials strongly suggest that these liquid fertilizers provide exceptional results. By utilizing a wide array of high-value ingredients derived from multiple sources, organic liquid fertilizers can provide all essential macro- and micronutrients plants require, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, manganese, zinc, boron, copper and molybdenum.
I will be starting a fall vegetable garden in Southern AZ. I have 6 smart pots and will need approx 20 cu feet of soil. What would you recommend? Will a potting soil suffice or do I also need fertilizer? Or only use fertilizer when going to start next years summer garden?
That sounds like fun! Fall gardens are great! For your vegetable garden we recommend our Home Grown Vegetable Garden Planting Mix and/or Pot of Gold Potting Soil. They both preform great in Smart Pots and I would recommend fertilizing at planting time with a fertilizer as well. You can re-use your soil for next year, just amend with out fertilizers.
I’m having problems with ants in my home and I want to find solution that is safest for my family. As far as I managed to see, you guys are using natural ingredients that are completely safe? Do you have any product that would help me solve my problem with ants (black)?
Yes, we have our Final Stop Pest Control Insect Killer for indoor & outdoor. Make sure to test spot as it is made of 100% Organic essential oils. Shake well before and during use for maximum control, that should help with the ants.
Are you still selling Dr. Earth 699 18 lb. Super Natural Organic 9-3-5 Fertilizer, 2000 sq. ft? We loved the product and cant find it anywhere. Anything similar that you can recommend?
We no longer make that formula. We have replaced it with our new Nitrogen All Purpose Lawn & Garden fertilizer 5-0-2 pelletized. We also have our Super Natural Lawn Food Liquid fertilizer 3-0-1. They both work amazing and your lawn will love them!
I need a low nutrient soil for my lavender and babtisia. Which of your products do you recommend?
If you are in ground, our Mother Land All Purpose Planting Mix and if your are in containers/pots our Pot of Gold Potting Soil we recommend for your lavender and babtisia.
If I spray Dr. Earth Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer on my vegetables and lettuce can I still eat from the harvest? If I spray this product how long must I wait before its safe to eat? What are the top best organic sprays to fight off bugs and produce a edible Garden?
Our Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer is made of 100% Organic essential oils. You can spray all your vegetables, lettuce or any other edibles and it is safe to eat the same day! just rinse with water. That safe!
How long does an application of the fungaside last? How often should it be re applied? I am using it on evergreen bushes. What effect is rain on sprayed bushes?
You can re-apply as often to control the fungus problem. It coats fungus spores, so if it rains you would want to re-apply. Or after a windy/breezy day I would spray.
Does Dr. Earth Final Stop Insect Killer kill budworms and cutworms?
Final Stop Insect Killer will kill budworms and will kill cutworm eggs.
Does the date at the bottom of your Dr.Earth Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer Bottle mean Use By? or Bottle at that date? If the date means expired date, is it better to replace it? If the date means “bottled at date”, then how long is it still effective?
The date on the bottom of the bottle is a born on date. It does not expire unless it is stored in direct sun, hot temperatures or extreme cold. Then it can go bad.
Will your fungicide help treat rust spots on my fig tree?
Use our Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide for rust spots. Shake well before and during use for maximum control. Make sure to pick up debris around the tree.
What is best for spring snow crabapple tree fungus?
Use our Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide. Shake well before and during use for maximum control. Make sure to pick up debris around the tree.
I sprayed my Mandevillas and Morning Glories w/Final Stop Yard and Garden Insect Killer last evening. We had a heavy rain this afternoon. Should I spray them again or will that damage the plants?
Yes, re-apply Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer after it rains. It is a contact kill spray, so re-apply until insect problem is under control. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
Can I use a tea that I made two weeks ago? How often do you fertilizer tomatoes using the tea?
You can apply the fertilizer tea weekly or if you dilute the tea 50/50 water and tea you can use every watering on your tomatoes. We suggest using the tea right away after the first 24 hours.
Does your fungicide work on a Colorado blue spruce that has Rhizosphaera (our best guess based on the description of purple needles)?
If your Colorado blue spruce has Rhizosphaera, our Final Stop Disease Control and Fungicide will not work. The best control for that disease is prevention. Cut / prune dead branches, make sure water is draining from area and well fertilized. We recommend seeking a professional horticulturalist to get a true diagnose.
PLEASE HELP!!!! I have the liquid pump bottle of Dr. Earth Pure Gold Plant Food. Unknowingly, the bottle tipped over on my patio and some of it leaked out. I just walked outside to find my dog licking up some of the spilled serum. Based on what I’ve read I don’t think there is anything toxic … but should I be concerned and is there anything I should tell my vet?
Your dog should be fine. At the worst, upset stomach. Our liquid fertilizers are made of 100% Organic whole foods.
Do I need to reapply Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer the day I water the plants? I have a small cactus I sprayed with the spray a few days ago. I need to water it. Do I need to reapply each time I water?
Our Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer is a contact kill spray. Bugs have to be present to kill them after spray has dried it can deter bugs. We suggest to spray in the early AM or late afternoon. Shake well before and during use and re-apply as necessary until the bug problem is controlled.
I just purchased Final Stop Weed and Grass herbicide. I was wondering if you can use this herbicide around flowers and vegetables?
Yes, you can use Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer around your flowers and vegetables. Make sure to shake well before and during use and avoid over spray getting on plants and veggies you want to keep alive. Our product is made of 100% Organic essential oils.
Can you use Root Zone as a regular fertilizer on growing potted plants?
Yes, you can use Root Zone Starter on your growing potted plants.
I am trying to find out if Dr. Earth Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer is pet friendly and safe?
Our Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer is made of 100% Organic essential oils. That being said, its pet friendly when used as directed and we recommend to spray when pet is not around. Once spray is dry, pets can enter treated area.
It is time to fertilize my veggies again. How much Dr. Earth tomato and vegetable fertilizer do I use per/plant?
You can apply 1/4 cup per plant, scratch into soil around the base of each plant, then water in. You can also make our fertilizer tea (recipe on back of bag) and water your plants with it.
Why is there a cancer warning on compost starter?
Everything we make at Dr. Earth is 100% organic. Prop 65 is listed on all of our products. The reason we do this is because all organic ingredients contain traces of lead and other metals that are listed under Prop 65. We put this marking on our products to be transparent, even though the level of lead in our products is far lower than the requirements by Prop 65. All our fertilizers and soils are safe.
I have 5 bottles of Dr Earth supernatural lawn spray. They are about 3 years old. Are they still usable?
Yes, they are still good and can be used. Shake well before use.
What product would you recommend to get rid of Japanese beetles?
Our Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer will help get rid of Japanese beetles. It is a contact kill spray, so you have to spray then directly. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.
I have been using your products for a few years now, with great success. Recently, I have suffered a massive infestation of leaf hoppers in my Rosemary bush. They have sucked the chlorophyl from the leaves to the point that they have turned white. I am going to cut the plant back, and remove.What do you recommend to eradicate this insect in future?
You can use our Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer as a preventive and I highly encourage you to be proactive instead of being reactive when it comes to insect control in the garden. Giving your plants/garden a few applications even if you do not have or see an infestation or signs of any bug problems is a good thing because sometimes the bugs can be in egg form and you can catch before they hatch and it becomes an issue. Our products are great and safe to use in this manner.
I just purchased your item final stop pet spray. I have guinea pigs with mice/lice. Is this product safe to use on them?
We recommend you find another product for mice/lice on your guinea pigs. Our pet spray is not designed for lice.
I am using the liquid tomato and veggie fertilizer for the first time. My veggies are in ground. Can I use it also on adjacent flowering plants without any issues?
Yes, you can use our Home Grown liquid on flowering plants with out any issues.
How well does Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide work on fusarium wilt?
Our Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide works well against fusarium wilt. Make sure to shake well before and during use and repeat application as necessary for maximum control.
How often should I spray the lawn to kill fleas? Does rain stop the killing action?
You can spray every day or every other day depending on infestation. Final Stop is a contact kill. After it dries it will only deter, so rain will stop the killing action.
How long after applying the weed and grass killer herbicide can I plant?
You can plant right away. Once weeds and grasses are dead, remove or till into soil and plant. It’s that simple and safe! Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer is made of 100% Organic essential oils.
Is the Dr. Earth Lawn and Garden Insect Spray safe for herbs?
Our Final Stop Insecticide and Fungicides are safe to spray on herbs. They are all made of 100% Organic essential oils.
I am new to gardening. What’s the best top soils to a flower bed?
Welcome to the gardening club! If you are planting mostly flowers, then I suggest our Total Advantage Rose & Flower Planting Mix. If you are planting mainly vegetables, I suggest our Home Grown Vegetable Planting Mix. And if its a mix of both, then I suggest our Mother Land All Purpose Planting Mix.
The person that mows my lawn thinks I have a fungus or cinch bugs. My yard is home to butterflies, lizards, frogs. Will this formula kill them?
Our Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide is safe and will not kill lizards, butterflies and frogs. We suggest applying in the early AM when pollinators, lizards, frogs and butterflies are not present.
I recently bought your Acid Loving dry fertilizer. I applied the fertilizer 1 week ago, I noticed new leaves already starting to grow on my blueberry plants. Does the fertilizer help in decreasing the soil pH? I’m considering transplanting my blueberry plants to a bigger pot. Thank you for making an environmentally friendly product.
Yes, the Acid Lovers Fertilizer will help acidify your soil (Lower the pH). If you are going to transplant, consider also using our Acid Lovers Planting Mix. Your blueberry plant will love it!
My cannabis plants are initiating the flowering phase and I am going to initiate use of Flower Girl. I would like to simply dilute it in water and water the plants regularly. What is the ratio of FG to water & how often should I water with the diluted mixture?
I would use Flower Girl in the soil then I would make our fertilizer tea (recipe is on the back of bag) You can apply weekly or if you dilute the tea with water you can use every time you water. You might want to consider using our liquid Flower Girl, Using both dry and liquid will really help in production of oils & terpenes.
I have a huge problem with cucumber beetles and white flies. I’ve been using Final Stop for the garden but wondering if I need to use something else? Any suggestions?
Make sure you shake well before and during use for maximum control and remember this is a contact kill spray, so make sure you are directly spraying the insects and depending on the infestation you might need several applications.
I was wondering which soil would be best for my Hass avocado tree? I was thinking 75% fruit potting soil and 25% cactus and succulent mixed together. Also which fertilizer you recommend?
If this is for a new avocado tree then, yes, that is a good ratio and good selection. I would recommend to use the native soil as well. If this is an establish avocado tree then I would recommend our Natural Wonder Fruit Tree Fertilizer, then cover with our Natural Wonder Planting Mix.
Once ground is sprayed with FINAL STOP WEED & GRASS HERBICIDE, is it safe for horses to graze in the area? Would ingesting this product be potentially harmful?
We do not recommend your horses to graze on the treated area. Our Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer is 100% organic, but it is made of citric acid & cinnamon oils which might not be the best for a horse diet.
Can I apply your Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide Concentrate at the same time I apply an insecticide that uses Spinosad .5% as the active ingredient? That is, is it OK to mix the fungicide in the spray tank with the insecticide with the proper amount of water?
We do not recommend mixing our Final Stop Disease control Fungicide with Spinosad. Use independently.
Is Free the only mix you sell that doesn’t have animal by products?
No, Free potting soil is not the only product we make that does not contain animal by products. We also have our Kelp Meal, Alfalfa Meal and Compost starter. Free is the only soil mix we make that does not contain animal by products.
My small dog (18 lbs) ate some of the Dr Earth Natural Wonder Fruit Tree Fertilizer (about 1/2 cup), will this make him ill or kill him?
Your dog should be fine, upset stomach at worst. Dogs are attracted to the fish meal in the product. That being said you should apply when your dog is not around and water in right away.
How often do I put disease control fungicide on?
You may need a few applications to control the fungus or disease and you can apply as often as needed. Make sure you shake well before and during use for maximum control.
I purchased your tomato, vegetable & herb fertilizer. Is it safe to use on all my plants as well? I have two mandevilla plants that could use fertilizer and some perennials.
Yes, you can use our Home Grown Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer on your other plants, although we do recommend our Flower Girl for those mandevilla and any of your other flowering plants. It has more phosphorus that promote blooming.
Does your fertilizer expire and how long after born on date?
Our liquid has no expiration date and will stay good for many years if kept in room temperature. Our dry has the date that it actually expires around 3 years.
Is 32 oz. Ready-to-Spray Yard and Garden Insect Killer appropriate and safe to use on arborvitae?
Yes, you can use our Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer on arborvitae and it is effective on mites and scale.
HELP!!! I did a soil test on my plants…Deficient to depleted N and P…They look horrible… I have raised beds. Can I put the Pump and Grow in water and water with that? Does it have to be directly on root?
Yes, you can dilute Pump & Grow in water. Dilute 2oz per gallon of water and water your plants with it. Then keep using the Pump & Grow liquid even after you apply what you ordered from us at least two weeks after you apply the dry.
Is Dr. Earth Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide safe for bees?
Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide will not harm bees (pollinators). We recommend that you spray in the early AM when pollinators are not present. Shake well before and during use for maximum control. Our product is made of 100% Organic essential oils.
Is Dr Earth Final Stop safe for marijuana plants?
Yes, you can use Final Stop Insecticides & Fungicides on cannabis plants and can even be used up to the day of harvest.
Which of your fertilizers is highest in manganese, zinc, and iron? I’m asking for my blood orange.
We recommend our Natural Wonder Fruit Tree Dry Fertilizer for your blood orange tree. All of our fertilizers are made with kelp and or kelp meal, kelp flour and fish bone meal that are rich in manganese, zinc and iron. Natural Wonder has a higher NPK and will help your blood orange tree produce and thrive. Make sure to inspect your tree for any signs of pests. Sometimes yellowing leaves can be a pest problem as well.
Will Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer work with Prickly Pear cactus that seems to be stressed by mealy bugs?
Yes, you can use Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer on your Prickly Pear cactus for mealy bugs. Make sure to spray in early AM. Shake well before and during use and repeat application for maximum control.
Is Final Stop effective on tomato hornworms?
Final Stop Yard & Garden & Final Stop Vegetable Garden Insect Killers are effective on tomato horn worms. Spray them directly and if possible pick them off by hand as some get very big in size. Make sure you shake well before and during use and repeat application for maximum control.
How long after spraying fungicide till you can harvest vegtables?
You can eat/harvest right away, the same day! Just wash fruit & veggies! Our Final Stop products are made of 100% Organic essential oils not chemical poisons.
After using ur product I found a white residue on my soil. Is this mold? What do I do?
No worries! That is mycorrhizae and that is a good thing! It means your soil is alive! If you do not like how it looks just scratch it around in the soil. It is not mold.
I have depleted soil/trees robbing nutrients from shrubs and perennials. What is the best fertilizer?
Our recommendation is our Life All Purpose Dry Fertilizer. Very easy to use! It is pelletized, just “Throw & Go!”.
I am working on developing a hydroponic system for all my veggies. I was wondering if I can use the Tomato veggie and herb fertilizer powder with what I’m doing?
The only way I suggest using our dry fertilizer in a hydroponic system is by making our fertilizer tea (recipe is on the back of bag). You might be interested in our liquid fertilizers. They are better suited for hydroponics systems.
Can I use Dr Earth Final Stop Organic Gardening on my marijuana, Canabis plants ? Is it safe?
Yes, our Final Stop Insecticides & fungicides are safe to use on cannabis and can be used up to the day of harvest.
Is Final Stop Yard and Garden Insect Killer effective against budworms on petunias? If it is, do you have any suggestions for what time of day to use it?
Yes, Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer is effective against budworms on petunias. Make sure to shake well before and during use for maximum control.
Is this liquid fertilizer the same thing as the Rose Pump N Grow Fertilizer? Do you sell the pump n grows in larger quantities so I can replace in my 16oz. bottles?
Our concentrated Total Advantage Rose & Flower Liquid fertilizer and the Pump & Grow Total Advantage Rose & Flower liquid fertilizer are the same and you can pour the concentrate to refill the bottle.
Would Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Fertilizer be a good fertilizer for New Guinea Impatients? If not what do you recommend?
New Guinea Impatient will thrive with our Total Advantage Rose & Flower dry fertilizer. They can tolerate acidic soil, but do not have to be in that environment.
I have some bushes that suddenly bloomed for the first time and turns out they are confederate jasmine! I’d like to apply Flower Girl and see if I can get these to bloom again, but I don’t understand the instructions on the bag for application – 2 cups per inch of trunk?
Just use 1 1/2 cup and scratch into soil then water in. Have no worries. If you ever feel you over added our fertilizer, it will not burn your plants.
Is final stop roses and flower safe for vegetables too?
Yes, you can use Final Stop Rose & Flower Insect killer on vegetables. Make sure to shake well before and during use for maximum control.
I have a new vegetable raised garden bed that I’m putting on top of concrete. The internet is confusing. What soil combo should I put inside?
You can use the following to fill your raised bed (you do not need to mix with other unless you want to) – Raised Bed Potting Mix, Home Grown Vegetable Garden Planting Mix or Pot of Gold Potting Soil.
Would you please tell me which is the most acidified mulch of the ones you carry?
To acidify your soil we recommend that you use our Acid Lovers dry fertilizer and top off with our Acid Lovers Planting Mix. Then you want chose a mulch that you like.
We bought the Organic Pump and Grow Tomato Vegetable and Herb Fertilizer. We just opened it. My question is, should we put the now opened bottle in the refrigerator?
No, need to refrigerate. Just store in cool, room temp, out of direct sun and it will be fine.
On the back of the pure gold all purpose fertilizer, it says 2 cups for small plants and 4 cups for a large plant. How do you define what is big or small?
Are you referring to the compost tea application? Small = range of around 12×12 inches, large= range of 35×24 inches or 5 gallon and under = small & 15 gallon and up =large.
Very nice hearing from you, and particularly being that you are the author of that book and the CEO of Dr. Earth! Your products are great, and an excellent name for a company as well ! :-). My Father grew up on a farm in Iowa, and he use to say… “be good to Nature, and Nature will be good to you”. Wise words indeed, which influenced me greatly.
I have long been an advocate of organic farming and eating only organic foods, and minimizing ones carbon footprint. I drive an EV for example. I started eating organic maybe thirty years ago when organic foods were called “health” foods :-). It works for me as I am quite healthy. In fact, I have not even taken an aspirin in more than 25 years!
That’s cool that your brother is an Architect. I am one of the fortunate ones that found a profession that I thoroughly enjoy and can being super creative. I also design furniture, products, and create art. My Father was a carpenter, so I inherited my love of building with wood from him.
Fertilizing my plants with your products will now have special meaning to me. Be safe and happy gardening.
After using your products for years and recommending to friends, Please answer this question of how the guano is harvested. I just want to know if I choose to use this product, am I contributing to the endangerment of bats and the critters associated with their environment? I’m sure the care you and your products exude must be sensitive to this concern. Love you guys and thank you for the success I’ve always had using Dr. Earth!
Just an FYI: During the pandemic, we stopped selling it as chicken manure is being pushed around and questioned like steer manure so we took the safe alternative and stayed away from all manures, and took it down from our website. However, under normal harvesting conditions, we believe we have one of the best bat guanos available today. Our family owns a 20-acre ranch in Arizona near the four corners area and made some very nice Indian friends (apache tribe) who are great farmers. They built these elaborate bat caves made of plywood, and a metal screen on the bottom but its a nice contraption, I buy once a year from them when I take my family there, and she usually has a tote for me. Her guano is top-notch! She is an organic gardener and does not use bug sprays on her 6000-acre farm. She also raises a variety of fruits that make great insect food, which makes great and clean guano.
I need a fertilizer to use in a wooded area for shrubs and perennials. Something that will enrich a taxed soil.
Our recommendation for you is our Premium Gold All Purpose 4-4-4 Dry Fertilizer. This is a balanced fertilizer that will provide your shrubs and perennials the nutrients they need.
Which fertilizer is best for lemon trees and for avocado?
Our Natural Wonder Fruit Tree Dry Fertilizer is our recommendation for your lemon & avocado trees.
I have grown garlic chives and scallions from seed from March but just noticed meely bugs. I sprayed insecticide soup thinking that was safe to get rid of the bugs, but was told by the spray manufacturer that it is not safe to eat these now and to wait a year before they are consumed . Moving forward I want to know is there a safe way to get rid of meely bugs on herbs? Do you have a safe product?
Our Final Stop Vegetable Garden Insect Killer is made of 100% Organic essential oils and is extremely safe! You can use up to the day of harvest and is very effective on killing and controlling insects.
Does your fungicide harm pollinators?
Our Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide is safe for pollinators. We suggest to spray early AM when pollinators are not active. Our products is made of 100% Organic essential oils.
Does your vegtable garden insect killer concentrate have a shelf life?
If our Final Stop Vegetable Garden Insect Killer concentrate is stored at room temperature, there is no shelf life.
Does the Fruit Tree Insect Killer effective for Oriental Fruit Flies?
Our Final Stop Fruit Tree Insect Killer is effective against the larvae and pupae of the Oriental Fruit Fly. Make sure you shake well before and during use for maximum control.
Can I use the root starter fertilizer as ongoing food for my tomato plants once they are established?
We recommend our Home Grown Tomato, Vegetable & Herb dry fertilizer as it contains more calcium that is crucial for tomatoes. It helps prevent blossom end rot. Use the Root Zone Starter for your flowers or shrubs or save it for your next plantings.
I have a chigger problem and wonder if any of your insecticides will kill them. I would like to be able to tend my garden without armoring up with Deet. I’m hoping to be able to spray the lawn, mulch and plants with it.
Our Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer RTS hose end sprayer will help with that chigger problem. You can spray everything! Lawn, plants, mulch & patio. Shake well before and during use for maximum control and re-apply a few times to break the cycle. Our insecticides are made of 100% Organic essential oils.
Is there any difference between Dr. Earth’s Pure Gold liquid fertilizer and Dr. Earth’s Pot of Gold liquid fertilizer? We’ve also seen Pure Gold in both gold-colored containers and white-colored containers. What’s the difference, and why the different packaging? We’re downright thrilled with the Pure Gold, and wonder if they’re the same or different.
There is no difference in Pure Gold Liquid and Pot of Gold liquid. Pot of Gold is for the commercial grower and available is larger sizes. Pure Gold also went through a package change from a gold plastic and black label to white bottle with new color label. Still the same great formula!
When applying diluted mix of fertilizer to a mature rose plant, how much should each rose plant receive? All roses are different but there should be some guidelines about liquid quantity per rose and frequency.
For your rose bush use 1-2 gallons per Rose bush. Depending on temperatures apply every 2 weeks. You can also switch to our Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster Dry fertilizer for healthy summertime blooming. Apply once a month.
We have had a lot of rain for 3 days. I am in Fairbanks, Alaska. I prepared my beds with Dr Earth Vegetable Fertilizer on May 24th. I feel with all the rain the nutrients are being washed away. Can I lightly feed my vegetable beds with more Dr Earth. They are doing very well at this time, but I feel nutrients are being washed away with all the rain.
Yes, you could feed your veggies more Home Grown fertilizer. No worries on burning your plants (it will not happen). You could also feed a little heavier or use our liquid with our dry fertilizer. Great combo for short seasons or for more production.
I have a bottle of Super Natural hose spray and was wondering if it expires? Also, have many cloves on my lawn and was wondering what you suggest?
Our Super Natural Lawn Food has no expiration. As far as your lawn and cloves, we do not make anything that you can use on your lawn for that, hopefully in the near future.
My dog ate a little bit of the fruit tree fertilizer. I don’t believe it was a lot. Is he going to be okay?
Your dog should be fine, maybe at worst an upset stomach. My dog has done that before, quite a few times, he is under 12 pounds and has never had any issues.
I am interested in purchasing your Walk-on Bark but can’t find it anywhere! It is not sold at any of the retailers listed on your site and it appears as though you don’t offer shippping for mulch. Do you know where and how I might find?
Unfortunately, the barks & mulches are not available in your area and we do not offer it online due to the tremendous shipping rates. Sorry for the inconvenience. They are sold at Armstrong Garden Centers.
I just read about “Comfrey bocking 14” and the benefits of using it in a compost and for teas. Do any of your products contain it and what are your thoughts on using it?
Our products do not contain “Comfrey bocking 14” but I have heard some good things about how beneficial its uses are. Diversity is a good thing. If you can incorporate it to your gardening, do it! You might be interested in our Metabolic Transformer. This will super charge your soil.
I just bought a bottle of of your Pure Gold Pump&Grow plant food and there is a sticker on the bottom with the date 3/07/19. Is that an expiration date? should I return the bottle?
The sticker with the date on the bottom of the bottle is our Born On Date! The fertilizer is not expired. No need to return to store.
I don’t have piped water at my garden site. I would like to try your fungicide but need to know if I can mix it in a pump sprayer since I can’t attach a hose.
Yes, you can dilute 2oz per gallon of water. Make sure to shake well before and during use for maximum control.
Currently, temperatures are lingering just over 100 degrees F for the next week and I just planted some Japanese Anenomes. I keep them hydrated in the heat, watering deeply one to two times a week as needed and spritzed to maintain moisture. I used the bud and bloom for jumpstarting roses that were doing poorly. Is it too hot now to add the bud and bloom again (the package says every 6-8 weeks) for the anenomes.
Summertime is one of the best times to be applying Flower Girl Bud & Bloom booster! Try making our fertilizer tea recipe when it is real hot and your plants will enjoy. It’s a great stress reliever from the heat. The recipe is on the back of the bag.
Are your premixed dry fertilizers ph perfect? I made a tea with a bloom fertilizer pink bag and the ph tested perfect.
Our premix dry fertilizers are not “ph perfect” but with our Trubiotic (microbes) they balance out.
I fertilized my tomatoes, green beans, and squash with Dr. Earth Home Grown Tomato and Herb fertilizer 2 weeks ago. We have been having heavy rains for the past 2 weeks. Since squash have such a short growing season, I wanted to ask how long I should wait to start doing compost teas/foliar sprays to continue to supply much needed nutrients as the summer season arises, temperatures rise, and it doesn’t rain as frequently? Also, in plants such as tomatoes and beans, how long should I wait to begin using a bloom fertilizer?
You can start right away doing compost teas & foliar sprays. No worries. You can start using Bud & Bloom Booster fertilizer now and through summer and can make our fertilizer tea with it as well! If you get a chance you should try our Liquids fertilizers in conjunction with our dry for the ultimate gardening experience!
I have Dr. Earth Organic 5 tomato, vegetable and herb fertilizer from years past and the top says 5-7-3. What do those numbers stand for? Also, I have one beefsteak tomatoe plant in a pot on my balcony and some of the leaves are turning yellow. Does that mean it needs nitrogen? Also how much do I use for one plant?
The numbers stand for NPK (N) Nitrogen (P)Phosphorus (K)Potassium in that order. As far as your tomato plant the yellowing, it could be over watering. Play around with your watering habits to see if it stops. If it still yellow after adjusting water habits then, yes, it could be a lack of iron. Our tomato, vegetable & herb fertilizer will give your plant a balance diet and should correct that. I suggest getting a hold of a newer batch of our Fertilizer, Organic 5 / 5-7-3 is very old and I suggest our most current version Home Grown Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer.
I bought your tomato organic fertilizer, to realize there is a P65 Warning label on it. Why is this the case?
Everything we make a Dr. Earth is 100% organic. Prop 65 is listed on all of our products. The reason we do this is because all organic ingredients contain traces of lead and other metals that are listed under Prop 65. We put this marking on our products to be transparent, even though the level of lead in our products is far lower than the requirements by Prop 65. All our fertilizers and soils are safe.
I have 40 different kinds of fruit trees. I call this my “fruit-chard”. There are many weeds under these dwarf trees. I want to control the weeds located around the base of the trees. Which product would you recommend to get rid if the weeds without damaging the trees.
How can we get rid of grasshoppers? They have taken over our garden to the point the leaves to most vegetation is gone.
What is your best product for indoor cannabis using your soil?
I used Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer and it killed the tops of the dandelions within a half an hour, but what I’d like to know is if it just kill the leaves of the dandelions or will it also kill the roots?
Which Dr. Earth soil is good for leucospermum, protea and banksia?
I recently purchased your all-purpose liquid plant food which i would like to use on my herb plants. How often can I use it without burning my plants?
Do you have a fertilizer for Orchids?
I have a bag of Acid Lovers azalea, camellia, rhododendron, and maple fertilizer. Can it be used on any vegetables?
I have juniper twig blight. Do you have a product designed for this?
Will Dr. Earth Final Stop Organic Concentrated Liquid Disease and Fungicide Control 32 oz. fight needlecast infection?
Is your organic & natural free vegetarian potting soil vegan, i.e., no animal byproducts at all, including fish?
I have purchased Dr. Earth Pure and Natural Yard and Garden Insect Killer concentrate. I would prefer to use my sprayer, rather than a hose. How much of the concentrate do I mix with each gallon of water in my sprayer?
I recently moved into a rental with St Augustine grass growing well in the shade. I’m looking for a fertilizer that will encourage grass growth. The rest of the yard is a mix of weeds and moss with many dry patches. Can you recommend a fertilizer to encourage grass growth that I can attach to my sprinkler on watering days twice a week?
How long does your liquid fertilizer stay good in the bottle? Can I use this in a 2 gallon sprayer and, if so, how much fertilizer do I put in the sprayer?
Could you tell me what the difference in benefits between Total Advantage Rose & Flower Fertilizer and Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster? I can see that the ingredient list is different but I am not sure how these differences will affect my flowering plants. I am looking to fertilize hydrangeas, roses, peonies and other assorted perennials. In particular, my hydrangeas are showing yellow leaves this year (could be from over-watering) but I am concerned that the soil they are in does not have enough nutrients.
How do I apply the organic tomato, vegetable and herb fertilizer that is dry in a bag to my plants? Do I sprinkle it around the plants in its dry state or should I dilute it first?
Can I use Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide on my grass to control the growth of mushrooms in a dog area? If so, how long before the dog can go on the grass?
I watch Deep South Homestead YouTube channel and Danny has the biggest, most productive tomatoes I have ever seen. He says he feeds them every two weeks with Dr. Earth’s Liquid phosphorus and calcium nitrate. I have looked online and in our stores that carry your products and cannot find anything called liquid phosphorus. Do you have a product like that?
I have potted marijuana plants that are approximately 2 weeks old and are getting ready to be moved into a larger pot, would you recommend your product “Acid Lovers” as a proper fertilizer? I’ve heard marijuana plants like slightly acidic soil.
Do you have a product that kills thrips in roses? If not, what do you suggest? I am told neem oil and soap solutions do not work.
I just bought your Home Grown Vegetable Fertilizer. The instructions say “Use….” but what does that mean? How do I “use” it? Do I just sprinkle it on the plants, or do I mix it with water? Or try to mix in with the soil at the roots?
Can I have a question about your compost? Is it all plant based? Are there any animal product in this compost like bones, egg shell, manure, etc?
Can you mix insect killer and fungicide concentrates together to do a combo treatment for both problems? If not, do I do insect killer and fungicide sequentially, one after the other? Same day or not?
I purchased your Home Grown Tomato, Vegetable & Herb fertilizer powder for my newly transplanted vegetable plants, but I saw a video where it was suggested to feed the plants a little bit at time during every watering with the liquid fertilizer. If I apply the powder, do I still add a pump of the liquid when I water?
Can you tell me how long to wait after applying Dr. Earths Fungicide to my vegetable garden before watering? Or should I just water around the base of the plants for a week or two to avoid washing the fungicide off of the plant leaves?
Could you tell me the ratio to mix the concentrate for a one gallon sprayer?
If my plants are already established, how do I mix it with soil? Also, if I make the tea, how long does that last? If it sits for more than 24 hrs, is it still OK?
What is the dilution rate on the Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer Concentrate? I bought the 24 oz ready to spray with a garden hose, but I want to use a pump sprayer.
I’m pretty new to gardening. I added some of your Tomato Vegetable & Herb fertilizer to my tomatoes, ground cherry, & elder plants, then a friend gave me some compost. Will it be safe to add the compost after applying the fertilizer or will it damage my plants?
We are doing some lawn repair and it needs help with a fungus issue. We also have patched that need grass seed. Do we need to worry about the order of using the final stop fungicide and laying new grass seed?
How often do you apply for container plants?
I purchased the all purpose pump & grow fertilizer for indoor and outdoor potted plants. I want to use a few pumps in a spray bottle for foliar feeding. Is this product suitable for this type of application? If so, what ratio of fertilizer to water would you recommend?
My tomatillo and cucumber plants are turning yellow. My peppers look dull and lifeless. I have a very well-drained new topsoil raised bed garden. I can’t tell if I’m watering too much or too little. I water about every 3 days for about 15 minutes with a sprinkler. Any other suggestions?
Is vegetable garden insect killer concentrate effective against cucumber beetles? If not, what product would you recommend? I want to stay organic, but having an actual harvest is the most important outcome.
Can I use your supernatural lawn food liquid spray on shrubs (such as rhododendrons and azaleas) and perennial plants (such as ferns, hosta, flowers, etc.). If so, is general foliage spray feeding ok or should I aim spray at root zone only and wash off overspray?
We I have a Saint Augustine lawn and I believe Greenleaf spot fungus is taking over and killing my grass. I saw your product at Home Depot which said it could be used on turf and was wondering if I could use the hose end spray product for this problem?
We are looking for a vegan (no animal products like bone, blood, fish, etc.) liquid fertilizer to use on indoor tomato plants. Would the Pump & Grow Home Grown Vegetable Fertilizer be the right choice for us? Is it vegan?
I’m using the pot of gold soil and I potted my tomato plants a few weeks ago. Mushrooms are starting to pop up. What is causing this to happen? Are my tomato’s still edible if they grow in a soli that sprouts mushrooms?
Is the FinalStop Disease control Fungicide toxic to beneficial nematodes?
I am not sure how to apply the fertilizer. I have the organic premium tomato, vegetable and herb fertilizer. The garden area is small. How are you to work it into the soil when the plants are already growing? The cucumber plants are growing but look pale and some yellowing of leaves at the bottom of the plants. I am new to this.
Can I use yard stop insect control on my lawn?
I bought 2 bags of your wonderful cocoa mulch intending to use it as a pathway mulch. After I learned of the toxicity to dogs, I decided to not use on my pathways due to my sister needing me to dog sit this summer. (it smelled really good at the store and I am using it on my houseplants but have so much left over) I am in need of extra organic matter for a raised bed. Would there be adverse effects to use it in a raised bed. Can I use your cocoa mulch in this manner?
Can What fertilizers should I use for Summer Chocolate Mimosa Tree Albizia julibrissin and Theobroma cacao?
Can I use Pure Gold All Purpose for my established cactus & succulents? About how much?
Do any of your products help to control squash vine borers?
Are your fertilizers toxic to dogs? If they were to ingest a small amount?
My son has a severe peanut and nut allergy. Do you use any peanut or nut hulls in your potting soil?
Does Dr. Earth Weed Killer kill poison ivy?
Can the Final Stop Insect Killer be used on grass, fences and cement?
I bought a bag of the flower girl and used it for some perrenial flowers. I just bought little 4 inch pots so these are plants that are pretty small. The instructions on the bag don’t really seem to address little plants like this. I applied about a tablespoon of the powder around each plant and there was no damage. Can I use or should I use more or less? How often should I add more?
Is Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer (Concentrate) safe on outside vegetable plants?
I have purchased your Dr. earth Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer – that I intend to use on my tomatoes. I have small green caterpillars and the white flies cannot be far behind them. My problem – I bought the 32 hose ready concentrate – but want to use in my own pump sprayer. How much concentrate should I use per gallon of water?
I have lemon tree that has what appears to be white mites that are rather large. What spray would work to keep insects from attacking a lemon tree?
I had problems with the spotted wing fruit fly infesting my raspberries last season. My local nursery said this would be a safe product to use to help with this season. How often should I spray the raspberries? So I start spraying shortly after fruit is appearing? How long should I wait to harvest and consume berries if sprayed?
I used the weed and grass killer on some ground cover and it worked beautifully. How long should I wait before planting and should I do any special preparations?
Why do my zucchini gets blooms and the vegetable starts to grow. Then rots off and never matures?
I want to buy the very best soil for raised garden beds. I am confused regarding three products you sell: (1) Vegetable garden mix; (2) Vegetable garden potting soil; (3) Raised bed potting mix. What are the DIFFERENCES between these three and which one do you consider BEST for raised garden beds?
Can I add water to Home Grown Organic Premium Tomato Fertilizer to use on 2 potted tomatoes and add it in liquid form?
I don’t see warnings on my bag of organic fertilizer. Does that mean it is not harmful if my dog sticks her nose into pots where I’ve used it?
How soon after using Ready-to-Use Weed and Grass Herbicide can I plant vegetables?
I just bought some pump & grow concentrate at Lowes. I got home & was ready to mix some but noticed the expiration date on the bottom of the bottle is 3/12/19. Would this hurt my plants if I used it?
I just used Dr Earth yesterday 4-4-4 and was curious how long before I see results in my vegetable garden plants? My plants are nutrient deficient in Nitrogen, so if not much change, when should I re-feed?
I have a bag of pot of gold potting soil that expired in 2016 does the nutrients and fertilizer values lose potency?
Will the pure gold organic fertilizer burn your tomato plants?
I recently purchased your compost starter. The directions on the bag do not give instructions for compost tumblers, only piles. Can you tell me how much compost starter I should be using?
Is Final Stop hose end fungicide rainproof after being sprayed on?
We used your berry plant food this AM (we buried it and it rained a bit afterwards). We have 2 dogs and they both smelled it at the base of the plants and one of them began to dig a bit of it up and eat some of it (this was when we let them out to do their business). Is your fertilizer harmful to our dogs if they eat some of it? Your product says it is people and pet safe. How can we better apply your product without the dogs seeking it out to eat it?
I bought your fruit tree planting mix, can I use it in my veggie garden to amend the soil?
I see that both of your “Final Stop” and “Fungicide” have CA Prop 65 warnings. What chemicals are in your products needing the warning? Wish you did not add these chemicals. This is VERY scary and I am very concerned as I do not see such warnings on other Organic products.
I am using your tomato vegetable and herb fertilizer for the first time this year in my growing bags, raised beds and Earthboxes (earthbox.com). Everything loves your fertilizer, but my tomatoes in the earthboxes in the greenhouse love it a little bit too much! I have never seen such big leaves and thick stems and the greenery to tomato ratio is much higher than with previous fertilizers I have used. I use three cups of the fertilizer per earthbox. Any suggestions?
I recently bought some of your cactus and succulent food that comes in liquid form. In the few days since I’ve used it, my cactus has developed what appears to be some sort of mold or growth on top of the soil. Have you heard of this happening before and is there anything that can be done to prevent it?
The previous owner of this house did not tell me that an area in the yard with St. Augustine had Take Out Fungi. He cover it up by planting a tree and mulch. It is now back. Is there a way to stop and kill this Fungus?
Do you sell the Yard and Garden Insect Killer concentrate on your website? I was unable to see a way to select it. I could select the concentrate on the fungicide page, but not the Insect Killer page.
I’m writing to ask about fertilizing plants that already have fruit on them. I’d like to give them fertilizer, but I realize that some might get on the fruit by accident in the process. Is it safe to just wash the peas carefully before eating? Do I need to wait a certain number of days after applying the fertilizer before harvesting, washing, and eating the peas? Would liquid fertilizer or fertilizer tea be better than the dry fertilizer in terms of getting fertilizer on the fruit? And what about lettuce or herbs – a little fertilizer is likely to get on the leaves.
I grow Coconut and Banana Trees inside my house, which of your Dr. Earth fertilizers do you reccommend that i use?
Can a batch of water mixed organic tomato fertilizer be used after sitting outdoors for three weeks?
Would the potency be lost?
How can I dilute the Final Stop fungicide Concentrate for use in a simple spray bottle. I purchased the concentrate with the hose adapter top since the hand spray bottle was not available. How can I dilute the concentrate so I can use it more easily in a hand spray bottle?
Recently bought Insect Killer. The directions for application are not useful: “Coverage of insect is required for maximum kill”. Is this product applied to the plant or to the insect/s? How often can this product be applied? Are there any vegetable/fruit plants that this product cannot be applied to?
I have two indeterminate tomato plants (heirloom), in a pot 20″ deep of soil, 2 ft diameter. The tomato plants are already 5 feet high and have lots of unripe fruit. I want to add fertilizer but the soil is solid roots, so I’m watering daily. How best do you recommend I fertilize?
I am trying to switch over to organics on my next grow and have been very interested in Dr. Earth. I am planning on using your all purpose 444 and bud and bud and bloom 394. I would be growing auto flowering cannabis. Would your standard measurements work or would it be too strong? Can I use 2 fertilizers at once and would I have to compensate measurements?
My dog appears to have eaten out of my garden. The Organic Home Grown Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer, is it toxic for my 9 lb dog?
Is Dr Earth Final Stop Yard & Garden Killer safe on produce? I accidentally sprayed my wife’s herbs and garden with it and now have poison concerns.
What is the best Ambient Air Temperature to spray Dr. Earth Final Stop Fungicide on my lawn? Also, does rain affect the efficacy?
How much and how often should I fertilize my meyer lemon and orange tree?
Why is Dr. Earth “Life” no longer available in gardening, nursery and farm outlet stores in Oregon? Is it being discontinued? I prefer to support local small businesses, but if the only way to obtain Dr. Earth “Life” in Oregon is via the internet I guess I will have to accept it. Where in Oregon can I reliably find Dr. Earth “Life”? I grow Bonsai trees, and Dr. Earth “Life” is probably the best product I have found to establish the micro-biotic organisms necessary for root growth and tree health in newly repotted trees and to re-invigorate it in the spring after our wet winters. It would really be a shame to have to being trying to replace Dr. Earth “Life” as part of my growing program.
Can I use Dr Earth Final Stop on apple or peach trees that already have fruit on them?
What is the difference between your Pot of Gold liquid fertilizer and Pure Gold liquid fertilizer? A couple of years ago I bought Dr Earth liquid fertilizer at Costco. I got fabulous results in my flower garden. I’m not sure whether it was “Pot o’ Gold” or “Pure Gold” all purpose liquid fertilizer. Are you still selling Dr Earth liquid fertilizer through Costco?
I am ready to use Dr. Earth Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer and I was wondering if I should keep my dogs inside for certain period of time after I use it?
Does Dr. Earth kill Spittlebugs (they’re a nymph of an aphid)?
Can I use the fruit and berry fertilizer on a vegetable garden?
Will your Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer harm honeybees and ladybugs?
I bought a bag of your tomato vegetable herb fertilizer. I didn’t see directions for fertilizing after plants are already planted, that is how much to use, how to apply, etc. Also, I now realize I messed up planting the tomatoes. I put two better boy indeteriminates in one 15 pot. Meant to repot them, but afraid I’ve waited too long. They are now 24 inches tall. Any suggestions?
Is Dr. Earth Final Stop okay for leafy greens?
Will the container of the liquid fertilizer be empty when all the fertilizer is out or will it still be full with just water? How do you know when all the liquid fertilizer has been used up?
I was wondering if your liquid rose fertilizer was suitable to use on roses that will be harvested for consumption.
Please refer me to someone that can confirm that this product does not contain round up ready (glyphosate). Is this the product I should use? And /or any other thoughts that you think may be helpful.
I made a tea from your Life All-Purpose Organic Fertilizer, 5-5-5. What if I get the tea on the foliage? Is that ok or do I need to rinse it off? Also, it is unclear what I can do with the sludge from the tea after straining it. Can I use it to make another batch of tea? Can I apply it to soil/plants? Is it safe to compost?
Can I use the fertilizer (cactus/succulant) out side in a garden? Only mentioned ‘containers’.
Yes, you can use our cactus/succulent fertilizer outside.
If I used cow manure and mushroom soil with Dr Earth would I hurt my garden by having to much fertilizer? I don’t want all plant and no fruit.
I would hold off on the cow manure. It’s not a great source of nutrients and could potentially burn your plants. I suggest our Home Grown or Natural Wonder fertilizers depending on what fruits you are growing. Topping it with a mushroom compost/soil is fine. We highly encourage not to use manures. Too many potential risks unless you know the source and trust them.
I bought Dr.Earth fertilizer 2 yrs ago and the expiration date was 12-2019 is the dry fertilizer still good for this year use?
Yes, it’s still good as long as you kept it dry.
What would the best fertilizer for seed potatoes be?
We recommend our Home Grown Dry or Liquid fertilizer your seed potatoes will thrive!
I was wondering what you use as sources for your bone meal/organic vegetable fertilizer? Specifically if cattle bones are used.
The source for our bone meal is sheep bone.
What is your best potting soil and best fertilizer for papayas and plumerias?
The best potting soil is Home Grown Potting Soil. Fertilize your papayas with Natural Wonder Fruit Tree fertilizer and for your plumerias use our Exotic Blend. And to maximize your papayas & plumeria blooms in the summer try our Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster. This will have more phosphorus that your plumerias & papayas will need in the long, hot summer.
I have whiteflies on my plants. I bought the final stop to kill them. My question is when can I water the plants? Should I spray first or water first?
You can water anytime as long as you are watering the soil and not the actual plants. If you will be getting the plants wet, then water them first and then apply.
I think you guys make some good stuff and am wondering what products and feeding schedule you suggest for cannabis?
Our go to dry fertilizers for the vegetative stage we recommend are Home Grown & Premium Gold. For the flowering stage, we recommend Flower Girl. We have a great check list and feeding schedule in our Gardening Guide Magazine pages 48 & 49 (see Garden Guides page on navigation bar).
Can you use the Life All Purpose Fertilizer on your lawn?
Yes, you can use Life All Purpose Fertilizer on your lawn. Use a hand spreader or a drop spreader or by hand and try to apply evenly.
Our Yorkie ate some of the soil today out of a potted plant that contained a small amount of your Rose/Bloom fertilizer after I had mixed it in the soil today. Though your product contains natural ingredients we just wanted to make sure this wasn’t toxic to dogs. He seems to be okay but I wanted to make sure.
We are glad to hear your Yorkie is okay. If your Yorkie ate a lot, he might get an upset stomach. Our products are made of 100% organic ingredients that dogs seem to love, but just make sure when you use next time to water in to discourage him from eating (we do not use chemical poisons in our products).
I purchased a large bag of fruit tree fertilizer last fall. The bag was kept in dry garage over winter. I went to use the fertilizer the other day and there was a bunch of small bugs with wings in the bag. Seems they burrow into the fertilizer. Is the fertilizer still good? Where did these bugs come from?
That has happen to me before then I bought a 5 gallon bucket with lid to store the fertilizer. That has stopped that from happening again. If you have a few bugs, you will be okay to use but if its infested with bugs, throw it out. As to where they come from it’s like moths they just show up from your surroundings.
What is your best fertilizer for growing cannabis?
When growing cannabis we recommend 2 fertilizers. For the vegetation period, Premium Gold All Purpose & Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster for the flowering stage of the plant. You can use just one, but to maximize your production of oils, terpenes and yield using both and or some of our other products will help achieve great results.
No one around here knows citrus trees. Can you offer a gauge as to how much and how often to use Dr Earth fruit tree fertilizer in my potted citrus?
What is the difference in size between the medium, fine, and micro barks? Also, how does using the shredded bark compare with using the medium bark (in terms of the effectiveness of reducing weeds and also with it’s longevity)?
The difference on sizes goes as following: Medium 1 1/2 -2 inches; Fine 1- 1 1/2 inches; Micro under 1 inch in size. Both Shredded bark & medium bark are similar in reducing weeds. The medium bark will last longer you might have to re-apply in 2- 3 years with no walking traffic in full sun.
How long after use of Final Stop can the sprayed area be planted?
I’m thinking about using both Final Stop Fungus Control and Insect Killer on my lawn here in New York.
How many times should I apply both of the products now and through out the summer?
Is there an expiration date for the products? Do I have to use them up within a certain period of time, or do they stand being on the shelf for a year perhaps?
I am attempting a cannabis plant in my garden and each year I top off with a new layer ~2″ compost and I mix in your general 5-5-5. So, my question supplement is, how (liquid or top dress), what (which fertilizer) and when (how ofter) do I add the additional fertilizer?
I will be applying your Final Stop Weed killer and want to know how long I must wait before I allow kids or dogs onto the area where I sprayed?
Your kids & dogs can go onto the areas you sprayed right after it has dried. Make sure to shake product well for optimum results.
What is wrong with my Meyer lemon tree? I get tons of fruit off my tree but a lot of the buds fall off.
Buds falling off is normal. The tree will only be able to support so many fruit. My citrus this season had so many fruits on it I had to thin it out and cut off a lot of oranges because it was snapping branches (too much weight). Just make sure that your Meyer lemon tree is well fertilized.
Will the Acid Lovers effectively bring down soil Ph?
Acid Lovers dry fertilizer will bring down your soil Ph, also combo it with our Acid Lovers Planting Mix your plants will love it! link down below.
Is your lawn fertilizer safe for pets?
Both our lawn fertilizers are safe for pets if used as directed. If you are using our liquid lawn fertilizer wait till after lawn is dry to let your pets on the grass. If you are using our dry pelletized lawn fertilizer wait till you see the pellets dissolve before your pets go on the lawn.
I just got your granular rose and flower fertilizer. It says to put it on established flowers in early spring. Would it be harmful to put it on now (May 28 in New Hampshire)? If so, when would be the best time to use it?
It is perfectly fine to use Total Advantage Rose & Flower dry fertilizer now. It will not harm your plants. You might want to try our Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster in the summer. Your flowers would enjoy a little more phosphorus in the summer.
Is Dr. Earth garden insect spray safe to spray on blooming flowers?
Yes, Final Stop garden insect spray is safe to spray on blooming flowers.
May I use the organic bud and bloom booster on my houseplants?
Yes, you can use Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster on your houseplants. If you are using our dry formula you might want to take them outside due to fish smell (few days outdoor). If you are using our liquid formula then just apply as directed.
I am wondering if I can use the liquid lawn food on my crepe Myrtles?
Yes, you can use our liquid lawn food on your crepe Myrtles early in the growing season, but I suggest our Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster, so they also get phosphorus for root development and blooms.
I purchased your fungicide concentrate. Does the lawn need to be wet when I spray? When should it be watered after application? How soon can the lawn be mowed after applying?
Your lawn does not need to be wet when you spray. You can water the next day or when ever you have irrigation set to (normal watering habits). You can cut your lawn once application is dry.
Does the Final Stop for weeds and grass kill lawn grass as well?
Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer will kill lawn grass. So if you like your lawn do not use it there.
I just purchased your black organic potting soil. Can you tell me PH level?
Our Home Grown Potting Soil (black bag) PH level is 6.4.
How long does Dr Earth’s fine mulch last?
Our mulches longevity depends on its environment. Barks usually last longer than shredded mulch, but from my own experience, I have had to add more bark about every 2 -3 years the area is in full sun all day. If its in an area with walk on traffic you might find your self re-applying every year.
I have a 4 lb bag of Dr. Earth Natural Wonder. Is this ok to use on blueberry bushes? Will it help to acidify the soil? I need to add some soil to blueberry plants so was going to mix this in.
For your blueberry bushes we recommend our dry Acid Lover fertilizer. Blueberries thrive in acidic soil. Natural Wonder will feed your blueberries but it won’t provide the acidic needs for them.
Is the Final Stop product safe for bees and birds?
We recommend using our Final Stop in the early AM when bees are less active. When used as directed our product is safe for bees & birds. We do not use chemical poisons. We use 100% Organic essential oils.
I purchased the 24 oz concentrate of Final Stop fungicide for use on my lawn. Can you please advise how much product to use per 1,000 sq ft of lawn?
We recommend using a dial sprayer and setting it to 4 TBSP setting. How much product for use per 1000 sq ft depends on how long or how fast you move when applying and what are you using? tank sprayer? Hose dial? The bottle treats up 3750 sq. ft. If you are concerned about over doing it or not applying enough just make sure that the grass gets a coat of spray. You don’t have to soak the lawn, move evenly and briskly for an application.
I just bought two containers of your Total Advantage Rose and Flower Fertilizer yesterday and noticed that the sticker on the bottom of the containers says 1/5/19. Usually that is the “use by” date. Can you please tell me if I need to return it, or if it is usable?
The sticker on the bottom is Born on date. Your Total Advantage Rose & Flower Liquid fertilizer is good and ready for your garden!
Can 16 oz. Organic Pump and Grow Home Grown Herb, Vegetable and Tomato Fertilizer be used in a hydroponic grow application and if so what would be the application rate?
Yes, you can use the liquid in your hydroponic grow dilute 1-2 oz per water depending on hydroponic system.
I bought several bags of you cedar bark mulch to spread in my vegetable garden. Do I need to be concerned with the proposition 65 warning on the bag because we will be eating these foods?
Everything we make is 100% organic. Prop 65 is listed on all of our products. The reason we do this is because all organic ingredients contain traces of lead and other metals that are listed under Prop 65. We put this marking on our products to be transparent, even though the level of lead in our products is far lower than the requirements by Prop 65.
Can I mix the dry products such as Flower Girl in a bucket of water before applying?
Yes, you can. We have a great fertilizer tea recipe on the back of the bag and your plants will love it. You might also consider using our Flower Girl Liquid.
My hose attachment broke on my flower girl 1:1 fertilizer. What is the correct ratio for diluting with water?
The correct ratio is 2oz per gallon of water.
I’m looking for a product t0 spray on my shrubs and roses to prevent insects. Which one of your products would you recommend for that, or are your products only for when your plants actively have insects?
We recommend our Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer for your shrubs and roses. They work great to deter insects from making your garden their home and will also kill on contact.
I have clay soil, lousy, doesn’t retain water. suspect alkaline. planting iceberg floribundas and boxwood around. What amendments/products do you recommend? I’m tempted because roses like 6.5 and suspect this is a bit alkaline to add small amount peat and steer manure to products.
We recommend our Dry Total Advantage Rose & flower fertilizer with our Mother Land Planting mix. This will work for both your Iceberg Roses and boxwood. Stay away from steer or chicken manures. They won’t perform like you think they should. They are very cheap sources of nitrogen. We use premium ingredients like Fish meal, Fish Bone meal, Kelp meal & Kelp flour, and all our dry fertilizers and premium soil mixes contain Trubiotics!
Can I use the hose end Final Stop Veg Garden Insect Killer as a concentrate for my pump up sprayer? If so, what would be the dilution rate?
Yes, you can use in a pump sprayer. You want to dilute 2oz per gallon of water. Make sure you shake well.
Are all of your products bee friendly? Or if it is bee friendly, does it say so on the package?
Yes, our products are bee friendly. With that in min,d we do recommend you spray in the early AM or late in the evening to avoid direct spraying of bees.
Can I use Dr. Earth Final Stop Vegetable Garden insect killer on my rose bushes for Aphids?
Yes, you can use Final Stop Vegetable Garden Insect Killer on your rose bushes for aphids. In the future if you have quite a few rose bushes try our Final Stop Yard & Garden RTS hose end sprayer.
The All purpose Liquid Gold Fertlizer says that it is derived from digested food materials and digested food byproducts. What does that mean? What do you mean by digested?
The process begins with an industrial food digester equipped with a motorized grinder to pulverize the food scraps into a nutrient-rich slurry. This slurry is enzymatically digested and stored in an enclosed stainless-steel tank, keeping it thoroughly aerated and agitated. The tanks containing meats, fruits, vegetables, seafood bones and other organic foods are stored behind participating supermarkets until they’re collected by a tanker truck and brought to a main processing facility for further refinement. The finished materials are converted to the most nutrient-rich organic fertilizer in the world with the highest level of sustainability. They are handcrafted in small batches using patented biologics and mechanics to convert high-quality organic food materials into molecular fats, proteins and carbohydrates, without the use of any synthetic additives. The products and processes are reviewed at every stage to ensure safety and ease of use and are independently examined by a California microbial consulting group to ensure transparency and efficacy in all growth media. Everything you would feed your family, can be used to feed plants, saving the world and make it a better place at the same time. Renewable energy is the final frontier and it will solve a long overdue problem.
I would like to use your Final Stop yard and garden insect killer on my lawn. I have a couple of questions before I do. First…how long does my puppy have to stay off the grass after spraying your product? Second…is it safe for my puppy to eat the grass after staying off the yard the allotted time? Thank you in advance for a prompt response.
Once Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer is dry your dog can go on the lawn, The grass is safe for your puppy to eat after it has dried.
My container squash have brown on the ends. How can I reverse this?
Brown spots on the end of your squash sounds like blossom end rot, which is a lack of calcium. On the existing squash you can’t reverse but you can prevent it on other squash by fertilizing with Home Grown Dry Fertilizer. It has plenty of calcium in it.
Can I add Dr. Earth Premium Gold All Purpose Fertilizer to my water in my water garden? Is it fish safe?
We do not recommend using our Premium Gold All Purpose Fertilizer in your water garden. Even though we are 100% Premium Organic it was not designed for water gardens with fish in them.
Do I spray final stop yard and garden insect killer directly onto the plant, foliage, flowers, etc. or into the soil? It says thorough contact is required. Does that mean I have to spray directly on the insect?
Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer is a contact kill spray, you will have to spray the entire plant & under leaves (foliage, flowers) and yes you want to target the insects directly, repeat as necessary. Make sure to apply in early AM or in late evening.
I accidentally applied about 5 times the suggested method to my garden bed. Then I put a layer of compost on top and planted some starts. I did not turn the soil. Then I planted some starts. And THEN I realized I had over fertilized. Do you think my plants will die? Is there any way to mitigate the issue at this point?
No worries Sarah, you won’t hurt your plants. We do not use manures like chicken or steer that can run hot sometimes and have the chance of burning roots/plants if you over add. We only use premium ingredients like fish, kelp, alfalfa. Your plants will do just fine.
Which product should be used to feed rasberrys?
For your raspberries we recommend our Natural Wonder. We have a dry and liquid. If they are new, I suggest using our dry then watering it in with our liquid. The liquid will start working quicker and the dry will maintain longer during the growing season.
I have been using Dr Earth Lawn Fertilizer for two years. Now I cant find it in stores or online. Have you discontinued it? Do you have something to take its place?
Yes, our old dry lawn fertilizer has been discontinued. We do have a new lawn fertilizer “Nitrogen” in 18 lbs and a Liquid as well.
Can I use Final Stop Vegetable Garden Insect Killer on my indoor cactus? It has mealybugs.
Yes, you can use Final Stop Vegetable Garden Insect Killer on your indoor cactus.
I purchased you ready-to-spray tomato and vegetable liquid fertilizer concentrate but there are no instructions of how much to feed. I have my tomatoes in 5-gallon containers. How much spray should I use and how often?
If you are using our Home Grown Liquid hose end concentrate, water how you would normally water those containers. If it’s our concentrate and need to mix, then 2 oz. per gallon of water. Make sure you slowly turn on water, if you have high water pressure our hose end will shoot out hard as well, so if they are smaller containers you are watering start slow with low pressure. Apply every two weeks.
Can Final Stop Yard and Garden Insecticide be used on houseplants?
Yes, you can use our Final Stop Yard and Garden Insect Killer on houseplants. We advise to take them outside out of direct sunlight and spray entire plant and the soil. Wait for run off and dry then bring back into home.
Can you use your Mother Earth Planting Mix and Vegetable Garden Planting mix by itself in pots or are these product amendments where you have to mix with an existing soil?
You can use our Mother Land & Home Grown Vegetable Planting Mix in pots/containers that are 20 inch or larger. For smaller pots/containers we recommend our Pot of Gold Potting Soil.
Could you advise as to how much Flower Girl fertiliser is recommended for dahlias (in the ground)? And how often would one apply?
Use 1/2 cup per plant and scratch into soil around the base of the plant. Repeat every other month in the growing season.
On the bud and bloom buster can this be harmful if you use a little too much or is it SAFE! I have lots of planted planters and was wondering if I could just apply in around the plants and then just lightly scratch it in with my fingers. Would that be OK?
It is totally safe. You might want to try in the near future our Pump & Grow for your container plants. Its easy and 100% premium organic!
I sprayed your Final Stop bug spray on my rosemary plants….is it now poisonous to use in cooking?
You do not have to worry. Your rosemary is fine. Just rinse with water and it is safe to consume/cook with. We are made of 100% organic essential oils not poison.
What is the ‘rainproofness’ of the Final Stop? What is the recommended application time prior to rain?
Our Final Stop Insect Killers products are design to kill on contact. It is not rain proof, so if it dries before bugs show up it won’t kill them if it rains right after you apply. You will have to reapply again.
Will Dr. Earth Vegetable Garden Insect Killer kill bees?
Final Stop Vegetable Garden Insect Killer, when used as directed will not kill bees. We recommend to spray early in the AM when bees and lady bugs are not present. Once dry it will not kill bees.
What type of fertilizer should I use for gardenia bushes?
If you haven’t fertilized those gardenias in a while I recommend our Acid Lover Dry Fertilizer. Scratch around base of your plants, then cover with about an inch or 2 with our Acid Lover Planting Mix then water it in with our Acid Lover Liquid Fertilizer, This combo will bring your gardenias to optimal health and help produce fragrant blooms!
I’m learning that my potted grapevine may be needing potassium. Is your “Home Grown” tomato vegetable and herb fertilizer an appropriate choice?
The right fertilizer for your grapes is our Natural Wonder Fruit tree fertilizer dry. It’s for all fruit trees, all vines all berries and grapes, You can use our dry alone, but for some outstanding results, I have a suggestion with our Dry Fertilizer around the base of your grapevine then mulch it with our Natural Wonder Planting mix then water it in with our Natural Wonder Liquid fertilizer. Your grape vine will flourish with growth and tasty yields.
Can I take the final stop Vegetable Garden Insect Killer spray and put it in a garden pump sprayer? I’m not sure what dilution ratio to use.
You can dilute 2 oz per gallon of water in a pump sprayer. Make sure your veggies/plants are well fertilized so they stay healthy. When plants are healthy they are less prone to disease and insect problems.
I have a bottle of your 1-1-2 cactus and succulent plant food. Long story short, my dog licked up a puddle of the liquid, and although it’s pet-safe, I know it’s not intended for consumption. I’m wondering if you could tell me what other ingredients are in the formula and if it poses any danger. Also, we may have a defective pump–the contents of our bottle drip out when not in use.
Our liquid fertilizers are made of food grade grocery waste (whole organic foods) like fish, meat, vegetables and fruits. Your right, it is not intended for animal or human consumption. From experience my dog has licked the cap and my measuring cup when I have used our product, it has not effected him in any way. That being said every dog is different. Sounds like you did get a defective pump that happens time to time, the retailer you purchased it from should have no problems exchanging it for you.
Does the Dr. Earth Super Active soil inoculant expire? If unopened, how long is it good for?
If stored in cool dry conditions Super Active Soil inoculant could last for 10 years.
I have liquid fertilizer and I wanted to know do they have expiration dates. I have stickers on the bottom of the bottles. Are these the expiration dates?
The date on the sticker on the bottom is a born on date and NOT an expiration date.
I have a grapefruit tree that looks to have Greasy Spot disease. Everything I read says Copper Spray is used for it. Do you have any product that would work on this?
For your grapefruit use our Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide that will take care of your issue. Very easy to use.
I have a raised bed 4’ x 6’. It was recommended that I mix a bag of Vegetable Garden Planting Mix in with the existing soil. I would like to know if that mix contains fertilizer. If not, when should I begin fertilizing and what fertilizer do you recommend for tomatoes and eggplant?
Our Home Grown Vegetable Planting Mix does contain soil amendments/fertilizer and has about a 30 day charge, but we do highly recommend that you use our Home Grown Dry fertilizer when first planting new seedlings to really maximize your yields of your veggies in your raised garden beds. I also encourage you trying our Liquid Home Grown as well and use in conjunction with our dry for the ultimate growing experience! First mix Home Grown Vegetable Planting Mix, mix into raised bed, dig holes for veggies apply dry Home Grown fertilizer, then water it in with Home Grown Liquid fertilizer. Your garden will love this combo!
How much Dr. Earth Tomato, Vegetable & Herb fertilizer should I use when I plant tomatoes? How much per plant when I first put them in the ground?
Use 1/2 cup per tomato plant. Make sure you sprinkle around the root ball of the plant when you plant in hole. I recommend our Home Grown Liquid to water in our dry fertilizer. This will get your plants some nutrients quickly and get them off to a great start! It will also help with yield and production of those tomatoes!
Do your dry fertilizers have micronutrients in them?
Yes, our dry fertilizers do have micro nutrients/trace elements in them. They are coming from the kelp meal, kelp flour, fish meal and fish bone meal that we use to make our fertilizers. That is one of the reasons for having ocean rich amendments in our fertilizers.
I took 2-3 inches off my lawn and am getting loam/compost mix delivered on Saturday. I would like to feed the clay soil before I add the delivery on Saturday. Then I will hydroseed that. Can I use the super lawn food on the existing dirt before I cover?
Yes, it is perfectly fine to use the Super Natural Lawn food before. You can also use it after. No worries on burning. You might want to consider using our Nitrogen once your lawn is established.
I purchased the Dr. Earth Flower Girl Bud and Bloom Booster, and I sprinkled it on top of my large flowering basket. I’ve had trouble in the past with these baskets not flowering through the summer. How often should I reapply this fertilizer to a hanging flower basket? What about for other potted flowers?
We recommend applying every 2 month. May I also suggest our Liquid Flower Girl on top of our dry. The liquid will give those large flower baskets a boost at critical times and help promote those blooms all summer long.
Does the Final Stop Weed and Grass Killer Herbicide kill my ‘good’ grass? I.e. is it a ground-clear or will it kill just the ‘bad’ weeds and grasses?
Final Stop Weed & Grass killer Herbicide will kill all vegetation. We do not recommend you using it on your lawn.
I use your liquid tomatoes fertilizer and it’s great on my tomatoes and vegetables and herds! I recently planted a lot of flowers: Mexican petunias, dahlias, poppies,, zinnias, daisies, salvias, calla lilies— and I’m wondering which fertilizers that you make would be good for these flowers.
What a great mix of flowers! What we recommend right now is our Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster. What’s great about Flower Girl is that you can also use it on your veggies going into and thru summer.
I am using Final Stop Vegetable Garden Spray on my tomatoes. Do I have to wait to pick tomatoes after using product?
No, you do not have to wait, you can spray Final Stop the day of harvest. That is how safe it is! Simply rinse, like you would any vegetable and enjoy.
I purchased your granular tomato fertilizer for my patio potted tomato plants. I probably should have purchased one of your liquid fertilizers, but I am wondering how to use the fertilizer on my potted plants? Do I put some son top and hope it will seep through the soil? You mention making a tea with it and applying it to the plants. How would I do this?
You want to scratch it in the soil around the plant, mix 1/4 cup per 5 gallons of soil. You can also make our fertilizer tea, the recipe is on the back of the bag.
I was wondering if I can pair nightcrawlers Too my plants with using dr.earth 4-4-4 and bloom booster turning it into a living soil.
Yes, our fertilizers will not harm night crawlers, earthworms or red wigglers.
I buy your Natural Wonder for my fruit trees, peaches, plums, nectarines, persimmons, Asian apple and figs, but I also has some tropical trees and am wondering which product you suggest I use for mango, papaya, avocado and mamey sapote.
Natural Wonder will work for all your fruit trees, but if you want to take it to the next level I would recommend later in the growing season to use our Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster. This will help maximize your yield and harvest.
After using your fertilizer in my potted herb plants I noticed this white stuff growing on top of soil. I’ve never had this before and it looks different than typical mold. It has tentacles growing all over. Any info on what this could be would be appreciated!
Can I mix your Tomato, Vegetable & Herb fertilizer in a one gallon watering can and just water my lettuce, tomatoes and bush brand plants? How much fertilizer per gallon?
I ran out of my Dr Earth Total Advantage Premium Concentrate Rose and Flower Fertilizer hose attached fertilizer. Can I pour the bottle of concentrate into my hose attachment applicator as a refill and use without burning my plants???? Also, if I used it on my veggie plants, will it hurt them?
Which product would you recommend to prevent control and/or kill green worms that I get every year on my geraniums?
The instructions for the Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Fertilizer specify to use two cups per inch of trunk diameter. How many cups are there per pound of product?
How long does it take and how many applications for your weed killer to work?
I am putting down new sod. Every where I read said to fertilize the top soil before laying down the sod and then fertilize again after laying down the sod. My local nursery sold me your Nitrogen All Purpose Fertilizer and said to fertilize the top soil and then lay down the sod and not to fertilize again after laying down the sod. #1. Did I get the correct fertilizer for new sod? #2. How do you recommend fertilizing for new sod?
I am getting ready to plant a bunch of caladium bulbs. Which fertilizer should I use? It was recommended I use a slow release formula for them. Are your products slow release? Can you comment on this idea?
I recently purchased your succulent liquid fertilizer from Home Depot and it’s hard to see but it looks like the date on the bottom is 2016…I believe it is a sticker from your company rather than Home Depot. I’ve never used a fertilizer for a succulent and wanted to check that this date is OK for my plants.
I have potted several succulent cuttings and plants in terra cotta pots using the Dr. Earth Exotic Blend for Cacti and Succulents. Within a week or so, the soil in the pots hardens, and does not let water pass through the soil. I checked the succulent plants that they have at the nursery and the soil is soft and loose. They tell me that their plants are planted in the same mix. Any suggestions?
I am a big fan of your LIFE All Purpose Fertilizer in the 5-5-5 formulation, but I don’t see it on your website, I only see 4-6-5. The store where I usually buy it doesn’t currently have any in stock. Did you discontinue the 5-5-5, and if not, where can I order it?
How long after manufacture day is product still active?
I have just purchased your Organic Tomato, Vegetable, & Herb Fertilizer for the first time. I will use it primarily for tomatoes/herbs. Is it at all possible to mix it with water? I would find it easier to use as a liquid than as it is in its original form.
Is your Root Zone Starter Fertilizer also suitable for growing grass from grass seed ? If so, how should I apply the fertilizer – before or after spreading the grass seed?
I want very much to start growing my own lettuce and tomatoes but was planning on using a passive hydroponic system (Kratky or similiar) indoors. What Dr. Earth nutrients do you recommend as i want to go the organic route?
I bought two bags of Dr. Earth potting soil for tomatoes/veggies. I opened one bag and it had a lot of white “stuff” all over it. I opened the other bag and it also had the white stuff all over it. Is this normal? It was like mildew or mold?
I would like to know what the difference is in the all purpose Pure Gold Fertilizer and the Tomato, Vegetable and Herb fertilizer?.
I bought your product, Final Stop, to help control insects eating my raspberry canes. However, in reading over the packaging there was zero mention about bees. I would like to know if your product is safe for bees as my raspberries are already starting to flower.
Which product do I use to fertilize my lawn?
Can I use the fertilizer tea recipe on your Home Grown Tomato, Vegetable and Herb fertilizer as a root stimulator on seedlings at planting?
We have lots of thrips all of a sudden. It’s terrible what can we use? I keep bees so it has to be safe for them?
Bought a bag of the tomato vegetable &herb fertilizer. My garden is already planted. Tomatoes are up and peppers are up. My beans and cucumber are not up because planted them by seed. My question is should I sprinkle it around the plants or try make the tea and use it that way?
Does your final stop fungicide work on palms for powdery mildew?
Is it possible to dissolve Home Grown Organic Tomato, Veg & Herb fertilizer in water and use it to water potted herbs (rather then mixing it into the soil, dry)?
What fertilizer is best for my gardenia plant?
I just completed a rejuvenation pruning of my lilac shrubs. What fertilizer product of yours is best to use?
What fertilizer will benefit my banana and blueberry plants?
I recently built a raised bed and filled it with soil from a local supply company. My soil has a ph of 7.2 and i would like to lower this slightly. I bought “Dr. Earth Organic Home Grown Tomato Vegetable and Herb Dry Fertilizer”, but I need to know if this will lower or raise my ph. Can you provide detail?
Does Final stop Insect killer kill or harm lady bugs? We can’t see anything on the label and their is a cut little picture of a lady bug on the label….and when we sprayed it, lady bugs landed on it and didn’t die immediately.
Are there plants that you should not spray with Final Stop?
What type of organic fertilizer from your products is good for planting new shrubs? The shrub I am planting likes acidic soil (midnight wine weigela).
And also the type of organic fertilizer to use on my older shrubs and trees.
I was wondering if I can use Dr. Earth liquid fertalizer for hydroponics?
I mixed Dr. Earth Root Zone Starter Fertilizer into my soil along with some mushroom compost when I planted all my shrubs this spring. I also mixed it with the potting soil when I transplanted a young Japanese Maple into a very large container & with a few container flowers. How long after planting should I wait to apply a regular fertilizer to my in ground shrubs? Is it the same or different with my containered plants?
I have a spray bottle of Dr. Earth Disease Control and I want to spray my Lemon tree. How long do I have to wait after spraying to pick lemons?
Do you carry a vegan, organic approved, water soluble fertilizer?
What is the best Dr. Earth fertilizer for Plumeria?
I purchased your Final Stop disease Control fungicide and when I went to use it the coupling for the hose cracked so I cannot use it. I’d like to use it in a spray bottle. What concentration should I use with water?
What product can you recommend to kill off existing weeds and lawn so I can put in a new lawn? It must be people pet safe. If there is a product, how long after the existing lawn/weeds die off can the new lawn be put in?
Which Dr. Earth product do you recommend for the peonies?
Can I use Dr. earth pure Gold pump for seedlings in seed trays? It is the 1-1-1strength. If I can, should I dilute it? How?
I’ve just purchased your pure gold all purpose fertilizer, and I’d like to know why there is a cancer warning on the package. There’s no indication of what that warning is about. Can you please let me know?
Does the Home Grown® Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer and the Pot of Gold® All Purpose Potting Soil contain any animal by-products? If so, is the Free® Vegetarian Potting Soil the only vegan/vegetarian soil you have?
I have all the materials and the feeding schedule for to grow my cannabis with your dry amendments and have a a question. For the feeding schedule, is it one month of veg or two before going into flower?
I bought a couple containers of the Final Stop weed and Grass killer, which has worked pretty well so far. I dumped one gallon into a pressurized tank sprayer which worked ok, but it was a little thick and didn’t want to move through the system easily. I was just wondering if diluting it a bit would reduce its effectiveness, and if there is a recommended ratio I would be able to dilute it to work with a pressure sprayer.
I bought your Root Zone last year. The bag says it doesn’t expire until Dec of this year, 2020, but when I went to use it a few weeks ago, I opened it up and it reeks of ammonia. Is this normal? I had hoped this would last more than one season? Thank you. I do love your products!
I have a large old burning bush. Will your weed and grass killer product damage my bush by being sprayed on the ground near it? How far should I stay away? How long does your product stay active?
I have purchased your yard and garden insect killer spray concentrate and would like to use my own sprayer. How much of the product should I add to a gallon of water?
We just put our first grade in – raised beds. We ordered top soil and filled our boxes and then tested it. It is depleted of everything. We have started a compost pile. It is extremely Alkaline. What would you recommend we use to try and get the soil able to grow this season? We used Dr. Earth on my son’s orange trees and loved it. So we trust you.
I live in Southern California. I just purchased the Organic Pot of Gold Potting Soil in preparation for starting an indoor vegetable garden. I will be starting from scratch, using organic seeds as well. The garden will be strictly indoors. Do I need to add fertilizer to this soil or will the fertilizer that is already mixed into it suffice?
Can I dilute the Dr. Earth Final fungicide so I can use it in my own sprayer instead of using the hose. If so, what would be the ratio to water?
Yes you can dilute, 2oz per gallon.
I am looking to set up a 100 percent pet safe garden for my indoor felines. I am not garden savvy but basically black thumbed here. Can you direct me how to get started?
You are off to a good start because all of our products are People & Pet Safe when used as directed. 100% Organic & Non-GMO. When it comes to Plants that are safe for your indoor felines check with the experts at your local garden center to make sure they are safe.
What is the best Fertilizer for all kind of In Ground and Container Roses and Jasmine Plants? Do I also need to Use Chemical Fertilizer e.g N-P-K 20-20-20, Phosphate, Epsom Salt, Potash etc. Do I still Use Liquid Kelp and Humic acid?
We recommend our Total Advantage Rose & Flower Fertilizer, we have it in several sizes 1lb, 4lb, 12lb & 25lb. You do not need to use a Chemical fertilizer Our Rose fertilizer has Kelp Meal, Kelp Flour also contains Humic acid. Chemical fertilizers only feed the plant. Dr. Earth Organic fertilizers feed the soil that feeds your plants.
I want to Grow Microgreens in a tray and wanted to know if the VEGETABLE GARDEN PLANTING MIX is okay to use for planting Microgreens?
We are rather new to vegetable gardening. We planted lettuce, corn, tomatoes and squash from seeds a few weeks ago. We already had strawberries and onions growing. We understand now that it would have been optimal to have fertilized the soil before we planted the seeds, but since we did not, what would you recommend for the young seedlings? It looks like the dry mixes say to mix them with soil, but how do we do that when the young plants are already growing?
I have your fish bone meal product and I was wondering how often to apply it. I bought it mainly to get some plumerias of mine to bloom, and I have used it on other plants of mine, and I’ve used it once already a month or two ago. The package doesn’t say how often to apply?
Quick question from a customer regarding the cancer warning on The Dr Earth Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer – 4LB. I informed the customer that a lot of companies are required to put that on their label if they choose not to specifically test their products for heavy metals etc. Is that the case with this product, or is that warning on there for another issue?
How much Dr Earth compost starter should I add into my 35 gallons compost tumbler?
Please use 1 cup per 10 gallons of compost.
I am looking for an organic fertilizer that I can use with my existing irrigation system. Do you have a product that can be inserted into the filter on my drip zone head assembly?
I would suggest to check with the manufacture of your drip zone head assembly to see if your specific model allows it. That being said, our liquid concentrate fertilizers are filtered to be under 25 micrometers and can be used with irrigation lines, drip tape and sprayers. If the manufacture of your model does not allow to be inserted in the filter of your drip zone head assembly another alternative is a Siphon mixer, you can find at your local garden center or online.
Can your herb vegetable fertilizer be just applied to the surface soil around the plants?
When applying our product you would want to sprinkle it within the drip line of the plant, lightly scratch it into the soil and then water thoroughly. This will work best.
I bought your fruit tree insect killer concentrate with the hose sprayer bottle but the bottle leaks really badly after the house is connected. I want to just pour the concentrate into my own hose sprayer. What’s the ratio per gallon that I can set my sprayer dial to? 4oz?
Yes, 4 ounces per gallon of water is perfect. You can also apply it every three days if you have a heavy infestation you need to eliminate.
Instead of scratching into the soil, mulching, and watering in, can I mix the bud and bloom booster with water and use it to water plants?
Yes, you can, mix it with the soil well and try to homogenize it to the best of your ability, then plant, and water well immediately afterwards.
I was wondering if all of your soils are safe for dogs. I have a high energy dog who gets bored quickly and if I don’t watch her, sometimes she eats little nibbles of dirt/mud. I am trying to plant foraging grasses for her to eat (oat, rye, barley), and I am using a medium sized plastic baby pool to contain them. Which of your soil/products would you recommend and are they all pet safe? I can only use pet safe products.
Our products are all natural ingredients found in nature, while not recommend for consumption, if consumed your dog will not be poisoned. Your pet could have an upset stomach only because their bodies do not know how to process the fertilizer through their bodies.
Hi Dr. Earth! Love-Love-Love your products!! Where can I find your seaweed concentrate? I bought mine about 6 years ago and have just run out. I just discovered it is the only thing that allows me to grow spinach!
Thank you so much for your kind words and support! We love to have comments like this. We discontinued the Seaweed Extract but our Home Grown dry fertilizer is very successful in growing spinach. If you would prefer a liquid fertilizer we also carry a liquid version.
I’m looking for the right product for mature Jeffery Pines. Also ornamental pears and plum trees?
For Pines I always recommend using our Acid Lovers Fertilizer, and for the pears and plums I would recommend using the Natural Wonder Fruit Fertilizer.
I just planted some Linebacker Distylium from 3 gallon pots 2 days ago. I added root starter to the holes before putting the plants in. I may have used more than 3/4 cup but I do not think it was considerably more. Probably 15% to 20% of the leaves on one of the bushes are turning brown and drying out. Can a slight excess of root starter cause the issue?
You can push 50% more and still be safe, no worries. Please stay safe and healthy!
I used Dr. Earth’s Pure Gold Pump & Grow All Purpose Plant Food on a few of my plants. I live in a very dry climate, so mold has never been an issue before. But within days of using, I noticed moles growing in a few of my plants. What do I do to fix this? Can I continue to use Dr. Earth’s safely?
This can happen with the liquid fertilizer, it is not harmful, just mix it into the soil and water it again. This tends to happen with fertilizer being on the surface of the soil.
What fertilizer is best for transplanting perennials in the ground from pots that I purchased at a nursery?
We recommend using our Root Zone Fertilizer for transplanting.
I purchased Dr Earth tomato, vegetable and herb fertilizer for my already potted tomato plants in one gallon containers. How much fertilizer do I use for the one gallon containers that they are in? I am not sure and don’t want to harm the plants. The package says 1/4 cup for five gallons of dirt.
The great news is that our product will not burn your plants unless you plant directly in the bag. For a 1 gallon container, I recommend using 1/8 cup of fertilizer. Mix it in well with the soil and give it plenty of water. Then feed again in 60 days.
Does Final Stop kill ants? Is it available as a concentrate?
The final stop will kill ants, but only the ants that are sprayed directly, so it can be challenging using against ants.
Do I water my lawn before applying Final Stop Disease Control Fungicide? What part of the day is best to apply?
You do not need to water before applying our fungicide. It is recommended that you apply in the morning or evening, avoiding the warmest part of the day.
I found the ratio of dry cups to square footage on the packaging, but how do I go about spreading it? Should I use my hand? Some type of equipment?
When you apply our fertilizer, you can use your hand or measuring cup, there is nothing toxic in any of our products so you are safe to do this. Sprinkle it around your plants, scratch it into the soil and then water it very well.
I have a bottle of Dr Earth Bloom Booster for application via my garden hose….can I use it on my vegetables including lettuce?
For all vegetable gardens we recommend using our Home Grown Fertilizer. You could use the Bud & Bloom Booster but for best results, use the Home Grown Fertilizer.
Today I bought a 16 oz bottle at Home Depot in New Hampshire. There is a date on a white sticker on the bottom of the bottle that reads: 1/09/19 what is this date? Is this expired product? What is the shelf life of this product?
The sticker on the bottom is the Born On Date. This product does not expire.
Just curious if the insect control is safe with bees and ladybugs?
If you spray the bees and lady bugs directly, it will kill them. If you spray plants that they land on, it will not kill them. It must be sprayed directly onto them to kill them.
I recently bought your acid lovers fertilizer for my azaleas. Can I also use it on gardenias and roses? Do I just put 2 cups of the fertilizer around the base of the plant by mixing it into the soil? Do I mix it into a watering can? I’m confused as to what to do.
You can absolutely use the Acid Lovers Fertilizer for your Gardenias and Roses, they will love it! Yes, you would put the dry fertilizer around the base of the plants, lightly scratch it into the soil and then give it plenty of water. This will help mix it with the soil.
Which of your soil products should I use for planting strawberrys in pots?
I actually just planted Strawberries in my garden at home last week. I used the Home Grown Potting soil. This is one of my most favorite blends and has always given me and other consumers great success.
I have a potted 10’ bird of paradise I wanted to confirm that the exotic blend was the right fertilizer and if so how much should I use and how often?
For Birds of Paradise, I would use the Premium Gold All Purpose Fertilizer. This is a 4-4-4 fertilizer and Birds of Paradise prefer fertilizer that has a balanced NPK. In other exotic plants I would in fact recommend the Exotic Blend Fertilizer, but in this case, use the Premium Gold.
I planted window boxes and mixed in Dr Earths Rose and flower. When I next fertilizer per directions, do I use Bloom booster and Rose and flower or booster alone?
I would use the Dr. Earth Bud & Bloom booster exclusively. I really love the results this fertilizer gives.
Is your soil safe for cats. I grow grass for my cats and I have discovered that most soils I buy I making them sick. Is yours safe?
Our soils do not contain anything that is toxic, your cats can come into contact with our soils and have no issues.
Will your final stop weed and grass killer herbicide kill a vegetable garden? We are trying to treat the dirt to not have grass and weeds keep growing in the area we are planting our vegetable garden. We enlarged our garden area that was part of the grassy yard.
Our weed and Grass killer is a contact killer and is not systemic. If you spray your vegetables directly, you will kill them. If you spray around them, you will not kill them. Our product will not prevent weeds either, only will kill plants that are sprayed.
Wondering if the tomato, vegetable, herb fertilizer includes onions. I need high N and preferably keep P and K around same analysis for onions, like 10-10-10 or something. Just don’t know if there’s a better fertilizer option for onions specifically from you guys other than the tomato veggie and herb blend. I adore your products and your mission. I’ll never use anything other than Dr. Earth fertilizers again. It is truly amazing how much work is taken out of gardening organically when it all boils down to it.
You can absolutely use our Home Grown Fertilizer for your Onions. A lot of recommendations referring to a 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 are in reference to synthetic fertilizers. With organics you can reach the same results and even better results using a lower N-P-K. Especially with our product, since we do not use cheap manure fillers we have long lasting results. If you are growing green onions, you only need to fertilizer at time of planting, if you are growing bulb onions you should fertilizer every 45 days.
We have several shrubs and trees which were installed by landscapers last fall prior to first frost and there was no reason to apply starter fertilizer because the growing season was ending. We cannot dig them up in order to mix the Dr Earth Root Zone Starter Fertilizer with soil, so can I dissolve it in water and then apply? If so, what is the dilution rate?
You could make a tea out of the Starter Fertilizer if you would like, or you could sprinkle the dry product on the soil surface, lightly scratch it in, then water thoroughly. This would be my preferred application.
We I need to replant a medium pot gardenia – I just purchased your Acid Lovers fertilizer but I wish to know the following:
How should I mix the peat moss from Miracle Grow and the Miracle Grow soil for flowers plus the acid lovers organic fertilizer, should it be 1/2, 1/2 and 2 tablespoons of the acid lovers? I am afraid to kill the plant as they are so delicate.
If you are using Miracle Gro Soil in conjunction with our fertilizer, it will kill our organisms in our product and our product will not be effective. The yellowing of leaves are usually because of too much water, you may try going an extra day without watering if you have been watering regularly, this may help.
We have used your products for a number of years and have finally found the one product, for our lawn, that we really like. It is your Super Natural Organic Premium Lawn Fertilizer (9-3-5). Unfortunately we seem to be unable to locate that product anymore. Has it been replaced with the “gold” lawn fertilizer that has a lower Nitrogen count? Our clay soil really needs the extra Nitrogen boost and microbes that this product gave us. What do you suggest?
We discontinued the 9-3-5 Lawn Fertilizer a few years ago. What was found in the market was product we were selling through. This was replaced with Nitrogen Lawn Food. It can be purchased from our website and can be ordered by garden centers that already carry Dr. Earth Products. This item was released this year, so many stores have not began carrying it quite yet, but it is available for them to order.
Do you have a suggestion for a fertilizer and a pesticide control that would be good for both tomatoes and roses outside? Also curious if you recommend different fertilizers through the season for Los Angeles zone?
I would recommend using the Yard & Garden Insect Killer Spray for both applications. If you want to get specific, I would recommend using Home Grown Fertilizer for your Vegetable Garden and I would use Bud & Bloom Booster for your flowering plants. I would use the same fertilizer throughout the year as well.
Are your products safe for honeybees and other pollinators? I keep hives in my yard and want to be sure that they won’t be affected by applying lawn food?
Our insect killer sprays will kill bees and other pollinators if they are sprayed directly. If you spray plants when these insects are not present and then they land on these plants later, it will not harm them.
Does Dr. Earth disease control fungicide work well on a sod lawn of seashore pascalum that is one month old?
Our fungicide will work on the majority of diseases that can be found in your lawn. With that said, I would need more information regarding the disease your lawn has at this time. It is very common with sod that it can be over watered, as you are supposed to water very frequently. If the soil below is not draining well enough, it could cause some yellowing and also disease. You may want to try cutting back the watering in the area that is having problems.
For the last few years, I have been using Dr. Earth Natural Wonder- Organic- Premium Concentrate- Fruit Tree Fertilizer. 5-4-2. I cannot find this product anywhere. Did you stop making it?
We still make our Natural Wonder Fruit Tree Fertilizer but we have changed the formula to a 5-5-2. We did this because we are constantly looking to improve our formulas and found this was a better blend.
I need to repot cymbidiums. I’m planning on a mix of shredded redwood, mixed with either medium bark or micro bark… maybe all three. Can you give me an idea of how big the pieces are with the micro and medium bark? If i’m not heading in the right direction…. do you have a better suggestion?
Our Micro Bark should be around 1/2 inch pieces and our Medium Bark is between 1″ and 1.5″.
I have been looking to purchase your potting soil and noticed the cancer warning on the back, is there something in your soil that may be harmful to human health or am I misunderstanding this?
We put the Prop65 warning on our packaging because all organic components include traces of lead. Far below the required limit that is required for the Prop65 warning, but we would much rather be transparent.
Which Dr. Earth product do I use to fertilize my lilacs?
I recommend using the Spectacular Bulb Food for Lilacs. They like a lot of phosphorus and minimal nitrogen.
We bought some of your plating/potting mix for the first time this year and have been very pleased with the results and would like to continue to use more of your products the rest of the year. We use a drip system for our garden and have the ability to put fertilizer and nutrients into the drip system. Question,
1. Can I add water to the dry fertilizer and then run it through my drip system? I’m not sure if it will dissolve down enough to work with the drip.
2. If your dry fertilizer will not dissolve down enough, I assume your liquid product would work?
3. We have expanded our garden this year and want to provide as much of our own food as possible, that being the background, which fertilizers (or packages) would you recommend to help make this happen, specifically to be able to run through our drip system?
You can use our dry fertilizer to make a tea, you would need to allow the dry fertilizer to sit in water for 24 hours, separate the solids from the tea and this would work in your drip system. Our liquid fertilizers would also work in your drip system. For edible gardens we recommend the Home Grown Fertilizer and for the final feeding before harvest, using the Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster fertilizer.
This year I have been using Dr. Earth fruit tree fertilizer on my trees. They are mulched, and I have been raking back the mulch, spreading the fertilizer, scratching it in to the soil, watering and putting the mulch back. Over the next night or two we have been getting a skunk (verified on camera) digging around in the mulch over the next night or two.
Have you had others with this experience? Do you know of a way to deter them from digging for the first few days? (I am assuming the smell of the fertilizer attracts them and the smell wears off)?
Animals can be drawn to our fertilizer as there is a fish aroma. The best way to combat this is to water it in a little more. Drench it even. Even if it is a little too much water for the plant/tree. It will recover in a few days max.
I try to grow my vegetables using organic products. My tomatoes seem to get bottom rot, which I’ve been told is due to not enough calcium. Does your Home Grown Tomato,Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer help with that?
Yes our Home Grown fertilizer contains about 7% calcium. This will definitely help with End Rot.
I have a Tropic Pink guava fruit tree in Surprise Arizona and wanted to know the best fertilizer for this fruit tree. I also have a Lapkin sweet cherry tree and wanted to know the right fertilizer for that tree.
The best fertilizer to use for both Guava and Cherries would be our Natural Wonder Fruit Tree Fertilizer. This is great for fruit production and builds strong roots that can support that fruit production.
Is your Final Stop fungicide bee-safe? I want to use on my lawn, and my wife has many pollinator plants in the area, as well as butterfly plants (their food) and want to make sure they’re not harmed. Can this be sprayed very near where bees and butterflies are?
If Bees are sprayed directly it will kill them. If they are not present during application and then fly into the area, they will not be harmed. Even if landing on plants that have been sprayed previously, it will not harm them.
I have a bottle of Dr Earth pump tomato, vegetable and herb fertilizer. The pump isn’t working any longer so I wanted to know how to measure out the fertilizer to pour it into the planters. How much liquid is in one pump?
For the liquid fertilizer, you would want to mix 2 ounces per gallon of water.
Is your fertilizer good for my olive trees?
You can fertilize your Olive Trees with our Natural Wonder Fruit Tree fertilizer. I would use about 1.5 cups per tree every 2-3 months. For your shopping convenience, you can purchase this from our website if you would like.
We are looking for an organic soil from the USA to grow vegetables in a pot on our deck. Which one would you suggest? We get southern exposure from morning to around noon. We will be growing tomato and red pepper plants.
We recommend our Home Grown Vegetable Potting Soil for your container vegetables. You can buy it at your local garden centers or from our website.
My garden center sold us Dr.Earth Premium Seed Starter Potting Mix with Kelp Flour. After the seeds sprout, is it necessary to fertilize this soil mixture or is there enough in this soil mix so that we don’t have to add additional fertilizer until much later if at all?
The Seed Starter mix has fertilizer in it already and would be fine for plants for about 30 days. After 30 days, you would need to fertilize again.
I live next to a wetland area so I need to verify that your lawn fertilizer is safe to toads, frogs, ducks, fish, etc.
We value our waterways very much and for this reason we do not put any phosphorus in our lawn food products. The run off of phosphorus is not good for our waterways.
I am in South Florida and just planted an avocado tree a couple of weeks ago. I’m seeing holes in the leaves but can’t see any insects. Can final stop be used on avocado leaves and will it make it susceptible to sunburn?
Our spray would deter what ever is eating away at your Avocado trees. If they are not present at the time of application though, it is unlikely to kill them.
Hi, I am very interested in your product and can’t find a supplier in Canada. Do you ship to Canada?
You should be able to purchase our items on Amazon.com and have them shipped to Canada.
I am needing a 20-20-20 organic fertilizer for my weeping willow I planted last year. Is there a product of yours that you can recommend?
We do not offer a 20-20-20 fertilizer. That would be challenging to hit those numbers organically. We do offer a 4-4-4 Premium Gold All Purpose fertilizer which would be comparable as all of the nutrients would be available to your plants as opposed to nutrients washing through the soil with a synthetic fertilizer.
Hi, I’m looking for high quality vegetable garden soil and was looking at your ‘Home Grown product. On there it says there is no chicken manure. What is wrong with Chicken Manure?
Please find the link below to an article on chicken manure. If you should have any other questions, I would be happy to help.
I have 4 avocado trees in large wine barrel pots. They are about 6 foot tall. Since they are in pots instead of in the ground, should I fertilize them every 2 months instead of every 3 months? I am using your 5-5-2 product.
One great feature of our fertilizer is that it does not contain nutrient sources that will burn. It is a slow release fertilizer. You can absolutely apply the fertilizer every 2 months for container trees.
I noticed the Home Grown has calcium in the analysis and many others including the All Purpose do not have calcium listed in the analysis. Basically, I just wanted to confirm that calcium or other micro elements are not in the product if it’s not in the analysis so I can prepare.
The other fertilizers do contain a similar amount of Sulfur and Calcium but we do not claim them on all of the labels.
Do your products contain any tree nuts, peanuts or coconut? We have allergies to these so want to make sure there is no cross contamination. I’m interested in fertilizer and soil to plant some succulents and also start our own garden for vegetables and fruits.
We do use any nut products in any of our blends. With our soil products, we use packaging facilities around the country and they may or may not have nut products in their yards.
What is the water to spray bottle ratio?
Please advise the customer that the ratio is 2 ounces per gallon of water.
I bought the Organic Pump & Grow All Purpose Plant Food at Home Depot and used it on many of my plants at home (many of which have been living in their pots for several years), unfortunately every plant that received the plant food began to develop a mold either on the plant itself or on top of the soil. Not knowing what kind of mold this was or whether or not it was harmful to the plant I decided to remove the plants from the soil and re pot them in new soil. Please let me know your thoughts and if there is something you’d like to do to help with my situation.
This mold is nothing to worry about, you can lightly mix it into the soil and it will go away. When applying our liquid fertilizer it is important to water in well after applying. You can of course water anytime within the 24 hours after applying the fertilizer, but allowing the water to mix it into the soil is important. If even after watering, this happens, it is not harmful and could be mixed into the soil.
Question: the instructions for how much Fruit Tree Fertilizer to add assumes the trees are in the ground. I have a plum tree – trunk diameter 5″ in a container. According to your instructions I should add 5 cups. Seems rather excessive. How much should I add, and how often?
If measuring in a straight line passing from side to side through the center of a trunk and if that distance is 5″, then this measurement would be correct. You could cut this application in half if you would like. Just monitor the trees health about 30 days from now and see how it is reacting. It may require another feeding. Scratch this fertilizer into the top inch or two of soil and water very well.
I am looking to grow a hydroponic garden, but am looking for a safe organic fertilizer. I was just wondering if your fertilizers can be used for hydroponics or are the just for soil?
You could use our fertilizer in a hydroponics system, if you first make a tea out of it. You would make a tea by adding one cup of dry fertilizer per gallon of water.
Is the vegetarian potting soil also vegan?
What product do you recommended for banana plants. Do you need different products for the growing stage and fruit production?
You can use our Home Grown Fertilizer in the beginning of the growing season and then finish the season with the Fruit Tree Fertilizer. This would be a great combo of nutrients.
My husband sprayed your Rose & Flower insect Killer on our Bell Pepper plants because it’s all we had for aphids. Can we eat the bell peppers now?
You can eat them immediately after spraying. Just like anything you bring inside, we do recommend you rinse them off but they are safe too consume.
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.
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.
Is Dr. Earth Final Stop Fungicide safe for Hemlock evergreens?
Will it harm wildlife?
Safe for my dogs to be around after it dries?
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.
Can I spray Dr. Earth Final Stop Vegetable Garden Insect Killer directly on my plants?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
What is your best product to control bugs in St. Augustine grass?
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.
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?
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.
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!!
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.
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?
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.
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?
Our liquid fertilizers do not expire. The date on the bottom of the bottle is the date the product was bottled at our facility.
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?
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.
How much compost starter should I sprinkle on the kitchen scraps I just put in the composter?
use 1 cup per 5 gallons of materials
Is your disease control fungicide harmful to insects?
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.
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?
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.
When using a top dress method, what do you recommend the water PH to be for the soil and for coco?
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.
Does any particular one of your products have a complete set of macro and micro nutrients?
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.
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?
You can use 2 ounces of fertilizer per gallon of water to get the correct dilution.
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?
You can use 2 ounces of fertilizer per gallon of water.
Can I use your Final Stop Yard & Garden Insect Killer on my petunias?
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.
Will Dr. Earth Final Stop Vegetable Garden organic insect killer work on Japanese beetles?
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.
Wondering how long your liquid concentrate all purpose fertilizer lasts? I’ve had this for about a year.
It is fine and last up to 5 years without any issues. Apply it in great health and thank you for your support.
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.
I would use 8 pumps per 2 gallons of water and feed and water as you normally do.
Wondering how long your liquid concentrate all purpose fertilizer lasts? I’ve had this for about a year.
It is fine and last up to 5 years without any issues. Apply it in great health and thank you for your support.
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?
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.
I understand gardenia need acid and I also have hibiscus and angel trumpets. All are in pots. What would you suggest?
I would simply use our “Acid Lovers” fertilizer and soil if you can find it locally.
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?
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.
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?
Our lawn fertilizer is completely safe to use around all life in the garden and will not harm them in any way.
What is the best product for preventing squash bugs?
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”
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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
I heard your new formula for ‘Life’ should be available by mid April. Where can I find it?
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.
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?
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!
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?
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.
If I spray my plants with Dr. Earth Final Stop Insect Killer will it burn my plants?
Spraying in the cooler parts of the day, in the morning or evening, you will be able to avoid any burning to your plants.
I want to use your liquid fertilizer in a pump sprayer, how much product should I mix?
You should use 2 ounces per gallon of water for the correct dilution ratio.
How often should I apply your insect killer spray to my plants?
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.
How often do I fertilizer with your dry fertilizer?
During the warmer months you can fertilizer every 4-6 weeks. In the cooler months you can fertilizer once every 8 weeks.
Where can I find your products?
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.
Do you use any chicken manure in your products?
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.
If I spray weeds in my lawn with your weed and grass killer spray, will I also kill my grass?
Yes, our weed killer is non-selective. This means, any foliage, grass or weed that is sprayed will be burned and will die.
I used to get your soils at Home Depot, I can not find them there anymore. Help, I love and need your soil!
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.
What is digested food materials? This ingredient is listed on your liquid fertilizers.
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.