Sprinkle John & Bob’s on top of your soil and water it in just twice a year to see dramatic improvements in plant and soil health!

All four of John & Bob’s products are incredibly easy to apply! John & Bob’s Smart Soil Solutions are just sprinkled onto the soil and watered in!* John & Bob’s is a highly concentrated product that is applied, in small amounts, only twice a year in order to see dramatic improvements in soil health and quality! This is unlike most soil amendments and fertilizers, which must be applied frequently and often tilled into the soil in order for them to be effective and well-integrated.

John & Bob’s will never burn plants and will not harm the soil if over-applied. However, you will get more value from our products if they are applied in proper amounts. A little of John & Bob’s goes a long way!

Application instructions:

Nourish Biosol:

Broadcast over soil or lawns by hand or via a hydro seeder, water into the soil. Apply twice a year.

  • Six pounds (one bag) per 1,000 square feet.
  • 4 Tablespoons per vegetable start.
  • ½ cup for a young tree or shrub.
  • 1 cup for a large tree or shrub.

Maximize:

Broadcast over soil or lawns by hand or any rotary spreader, water into the soil. Apply twice a year.

  • Eight pounds (one bag) per 1, 000 square feet.
  • 6 Tablespoons for a vegetable start or small indoor or outdoor plant.

Optimize:

Broadcast over soil or lawns and water into the soil. Apply twice a year.

  • Three pounds (one bag) per 1,000 square feet.
  • 1 cup per 180 square feet.
  • 2 Tablespoons for a vegetable start or a 5 gallon container.
  • 4 Tablespoons for any small to moderate shrub.
  • 5 Tablespoons for any small tree or 15 gallon container.

Penetrate:

Mix equal parts of each bottle into a clean hose-end sprayer, backpack sprayer or into a watering can. Spray evenly over the soil or lawn. Apply twice a year.

  • 8 ounces (one each A & B bottles) per 1,000 square feet with 1 gallon of water.

Other uses:

Our fellow gardeners have suggested some other ways in which John and Bob’s might be effectively used in the garden. Check out their handy tips!

  • Spray Penetrate on plants affected by powdery mildew: it works great as a fungicide!
  • To boost tomato production, apply seaweed and Penetrate to leaves.
  • When transplanting, sprinkle a little bit of Maximize to help roots take hold.

Watch John and Bob’s being applied to a vegetable garden (and see the results) in this video: