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All of our products are people & pet safe when used as directed. We use no synthetic chemicals. Our products are made of premium organic whole food, so make sure when applying dry fertilizer to scratch it into the soil and water it in well to prevent your pet from being attracted to it. For liquids, we recommend keeping your pet away when applying, then let the application dry before letting your dog or child onto the treated area. Just like vitamins, our products are safe, but too much of a good thing can cause an upset stomach, so be sure to monitor your pet should they ingest a large amount.

Everything we make at Dr. Earth is 100% organic. Prop65 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 Prop65. 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 Prop65.  All our products are safe.

LIQUID FERTILIZER QUESTIONS

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. When using a liquid fertilizer, mold may occur on the soil surface a few days after application if applied indoors and temperatures are consistently warm. To avoid the potential for mold, make sure you water the fertilizer well into the soil and allow it to dry out between watering's. Consistent moisture causes many fungal problems. This is normal as the mold develops to break down the fertilizer, NOT to eat plants roots and harm them. To get rid of the unsightly mold, scratch the soil surface so it can breathe and dry, and stop watering for a couple of days until the soil dries out. Put the plant in a shady area outdoors for a couple of days to dry if mold has developed. Dry soil does not support mold growth. Consistent moisture is the perfect environment for mold growth.

Our liquid fertilizer concentrates reach the highest level of sustainability of any fertilizer in the world! This is accomplished by utilizing break through science 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.

You dilute 2 oz. per gallon of water. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.

The date on the bottom is our born on date. Our product does not expire. That being said, if not properly stored it will go bad, so keep out of extreme heat and extreme cold.

To open our Pump & Grow bottle push down on pump while at the same time turn counterclockwise then it should pop up and be ready to pump. If you want to mix with water, you can dilute 2oz per gallon of water.

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Make sure the handle control lever is in the OFF position.  The handle control lever should be at a 90° angle and in the lock tab.  Attach threaded end with washer to the hose.  Turn on faucet, aim the nozzle toward area to be fertilized - bend tab back then TURN the handle control lever on by turning it clockwise (handle control lever should be at a 45° angle) to begin spraying the product. When finished application: Bend tab back - turn the handle control lever counter clockwise to the OFF position (handle control lever should be back at a 90° angle).

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Best time to spray is early AM or late afternoon (4PM) on a warm, sunny day. When you have a lot of rain, try to apply when plants are not soaking wet so that you coat the plants and it has time to dry. Make sure to spray under side of leaves of plants, especially when it has been raining as that is where insects like to hide and lay eggs. You can reapply as often as you like. Be sure to shake well before and during use for maximum control.

PREMIUM SOIL QUESTIONS

Our potting soil does not expire. If you are planning on not using it for a long period of time, storing it in a bucket with a closed lid is a good way to keep it from getting bugs or just simply use a chip clip.

Click on the link below to see our general recommendations.

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INSECTICIDE QUESTIONS

You dilute 2 oz. per gallon of water. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.

Make sure the handle control lever is in the OFF position.  The handle control lever should be at a 90° angle and in the lock tab.  Attach threaded end with washer to the hose.  Turn on faucet, aim the nozzle toward area to be fertilized - bend tab back then TURN the handle control lever on by turning it clockwise (handle control lever should be at a 45° angle) to begin spraying the product. When finished application: Bend tab back - turn the handle control lever counter clockwise to the OFF position (handle control lever should be back at a 90° angle).

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Our Final Stop Insecticides are safe for bees, all pollinators and will not harm earthworms when used as directed. We suggest that you spray early in the morning when pollinators are not active. The residue will not harm bees or other beneficial insects. Our Insecticides are made of 100% Organic essential oils. Shake well before and during use for maximum control.

Rain will affect the application and should be on the plant for at least 16 or more hours prior to the rain and re-applied after the rain. Can be used 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.

Final Stop products are essential oils base so they can stain. Test a small area before full application.

You can use soap and hot water.

Once your weeds or grass is dead, you can plant right away! Final Stop Weed & Grass Killer is not systemic and does not negatively effect the soil. It is made with 100% Organic Essential Oils. Shake well before and during use for maximum results.

Best time to spray is early AM or late afternoon (4PM) on a warm, sunny day. When you have a lot of rain, try to apply when plants are not soaking wet so that you coat the plants and it has time to dry. Make sure to spray under side of leaves of plants, especially when it has been raining as that is where insects like to hide and lay eggs. You can reapply as often as you like. Be sure to shake well before and during use for maximum control.

DRY FERTILIZER QUESTIONS

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.

If un-opened it will be fine for several years.

Mix 2 pounds, or 1 cup for every 1 gallon of water. Let the mixture set for 24 hours. Strain well and mulch all the solids around the root zone. The liquid portion (tea) can be applied at 1 to 2 cups for shrubs, or 2 to 4 cups for larger plants. Use full strength to foliar feed & for deep root feeding of all plants.

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You can apply ½ cup per plant, work into soil or cover with mulch/compost/planting mix and water it in.

Click on the link below to see our general recommendations.  These ratios of fertilizer are a general application rate. The great thing about Dr. Earth Organic fertilizers is they are safe if you add a little more than directed, unlike chemical based (synthetic) fertilizers that can burn.

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