Sprinkle John and Bob’s soil products on top of your soil and water it in.

Apply the four-product system, Optimize, Maximize, Nourish-Biosol and Penetrate, twice a year for dramatic improvements in plant and soil health. John and Bob’s products are easy to apply, will never burn plants and will not harm the soil if over-applied. See specific instructions below:

Optimize

Soil Optimizer

Application

Optimize is designed to be applied over the top of mulch or existing landscapes. If the opportunity arises, the product works a little faster when applied under a mulch layer, but either way is effective. Optimize can be applied by hand or in any type of whirlybird spreader.

Per small plant or start
Per young tree or shrub
Per large tree or shrub
Per 180 sq ft
1/8 cup
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
1 cup

Estimated cups per bag: 3lb bag= 5 cups, 6lb bag = 10 cups, 12lb bag = 20 cups, 42lb bag = 70 cups

Maximize

Microbes & Minerals

Application

The best results occur when the product is slightly incorporated in the top 1”- 2" of the soil. Maximize contains mycorrihzae fungi, which lives on roots. For this reason, it’s best for Maximize to end up very close to roots. Watering the product in will help transport the product to the roots, but given the opportunity, apply some of it beneath the surface, near the plant roots. Maximize will keep indefinitely as long as you don't mix it with other products. It does not spread well in a whirlybird spreader because it is too fine. However, if you mix it with John and Bob’s Optimize and Nourish-Biosol, it will spread well in a whirlybird spreader.

Per small plant or start
Per young tree or shrub
Per large tree or shrub
Per 180 sq ft
1/2 cup
3/4 cup
1 1/2 cup
3 cups

Estimated cups per bag: 8lb bag = 15 cups, 32lb bag = 60 cups

Nourish-Biosol

Organic Fertilizer

Application

Nourish-Biosol is a completely vegetable based product with high nutrient values that release very slowly. It is an excellent fertilizer and soil builder that works gently over the long term and does not create nitrogen spikes. We recommend topical or slightly incorporated applications, just like Optimize and Maximize.

Per small plant or start
Per young tree or shrub
Per large tree or shrub
Per 180 sq ft
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
1 cup
2 cups

Estimated cups per bag: 6lb bag = 10 cups, 24lb bag = 40 cups, 50lb bag= 85 cups

Penetrate

Organic Fertilizer

Application

You can mix Penetrate in a big bucket of water or use a hose-end sprayer or sprayer of any kind. The amount of water does not really matter, use as much as needed to make the application easy. You don't need a drenching application of product. If spraying, just make sure at least a light application gets to areas you want to improve. The value and effectiveness of Penetrate is maximized when you apply it after you've completed your gardening work for the day. Allowing the Penetrate to rest after application prevents damage to the beneficial live bacteria (and food) you have added to your soil. Give it a couple of days of rest after the application. Even though the name infers it is for heavy soil, Penetrate is also effective in sandy soil, because it kick starts development of complex soil life. Penetrate can also be sprayed on plant foliage to combat pests and disease.

Blend

A premium mix of Optimize, Maximize & Nourish-Biosol

Application

Blend can be applied right over the top of mulch or existing landscapes. If the opportunity arises, the product works a little faster when applied under a mulch layer, but either way is great. Blend can be applied by hand or in any type of whirlybird spreader.

Per small plant or start
Per young tree or shrub
Per large tree or shrub
Per 180 sq ft
3/4 cup
1 1/2 cup
3 cups
6 cups

Estimated cups per bag: 6lb bag = 12 cups, 40lb bag = 80 cups

Blending Optimize, Maximize and Nourish-Biosol at Home

Application

We recommend mixing all three products together and apply them all at once. 1 part OPTIMIZE, 2 parts NOURISH-Biosol, 3 parts MAXIMIZE. It’s best to blend only what you need at the time of application as the stored blended product will develop a mold in about 60 days. The mold does not affect the performance in any way. We also sell BLEND – a premixed blend of OPTIMIZE, MAXIMIZE and NOURISH-Biosol – on our website only. In this way, by limiting to internet sales, you will be assured to have the freshest blended material available.

Enviro-Repel 40

Application

Enviro-Repel 40 is an organic pesticide and repellent that begins to work immediately. It is easy to apply this non-toxic pest control–just spray it right onto the leaves and stems of plants to kill and repel all kinds of harmful insects. This organic spray consists mainly of strong natural ingredients that discourage insects from consuming your plants. Enviro-Repel 40 works with organic, healthy soil to help create and sustain a healthy, organic garden.

Rose & Soil Defender

Application

This organic spray is both a pesticide and fungicide that protects roses and other susceptible shrubs from common pests and diseases. It is made with strong, natural ingredients that kill and repel most pests. It works with organic, healthy soil to help create and sustain gorgeous, healthy roses and other plants. This organic spray is easy to apply–just wet the leaves and stems of affected plants whenever disease is present or suspected.

Citral Blast

Application

Shake well before using. Use 2 oz. of Citral Blast when mixing in a small tank sprayer. When applying to large areas, mix 100 oz. of Citral Blast with 50 gal of water per acre. The spray solution should be used within 8 hours of mixing. Spray until the surface of the plant is wet but not so wet that it creates runoff. Apply when fungi are anticipated but when plants are dry. An application may be repeated after 14 days or after rain when plants have dried. Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Store between 40 and 95 degrees.

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