Sandra D. – South Carolina

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?

Sandra D. – South Carolina

After 30 days we recommend using appropriate fertilizers for containers and in ground. I recommend for most of your tree shrubs and flowers using our Premium Gold Fertilizer and our Acid Lovers for your Japanese Maple as they thrive in acidic soil. Then just follow as direct. I have linked below our recommendations for your growing needs.