Transplants: Sprinkle 1 tsp. in the prepared area transplant and water.
Soil Preparation for Seeds: Before sowing seeds, lightly sprinkle over surface, approximately one ounce per 30 sq. ft. Cultivate the top layer and water.
Garden/Potted Plants: Lightly sprinkle on soil around the base of the plant and work into the top layer, then water. If the plant has not been feed recently, apply plant food for best results.
Lawns: Lightly sprinkle over lawn, one ounce per 30 sq. ft. Water thoroughly.
Compost Piles: Sprinkle liberally 3 oz for each cubic yard. Water to moisten, do not soak.
Application: Only one application of BioZome is necessary per growing season if the ground temperature remains above freezing. For potted plants only one application is necessary.
Important Note: If you have to apply pesticides that soak into the soil, reapply BioZome in 10 days. Do not apply BioZome and pesticides simultaneously.
BioZome is easy to use. For small applications the sprinkle top allows for an even spreading of microorganisms. The directions on the container explain different applications. The main goal in applying BioZome is to increase the microbial population so nutrients can be readily available to plants. BioZome can be applied at any time, but to give plants a good start, apply BioZome and fertilizer to the soil at the beginning of the growing season. You may then want to apply plant food again when the plant begins to flower. BioZome will reduce the amount of fertilization necessary, so adjust fertilizer use accordingly to plant needs.
Microorganisms are most active in the rhizosphere also known as the root ball. When applied on the top of soil or grass, microorganisms multiply and work their way to the root ball where they are most effective. In established vegetation, signs of increased plant growth and health are not immediate but become apparent within 30 days if sufficient nutrients are present in soil. Results are noticeable immediately when BioZome is added to the hole prepared for transplants. Transplant shock is reduced.
When planting seeds, BioZome can be sprinkled on prepared soil and cultivated into the top layer prior to adding seeds. Watering will activate the microorganisms. For super rich fertile soils the bed can be prepared in the fall for spring planting by adding organic matter and BioZome.
BioZome can also be applied easily on large areas (large yards or commercial sites) by mixing the product with sand using a 1:3 ratio of one part BioZome to three parts sand. Apply the mixture with a seed spreader. Adjust the hole on the spreader to achieve a light coverage over soil or lawns. For hand held spreaders fine sand works better. With larger spreaders use a coarse sand known as builder's sand. One application per growing season is all that is needed to maintain a lush green lawn. If dry spots occur due to inadequate watering apply organic matter (mulched leaves, compost or composted manure) on the dry spot to retain moisture and quickly reestablish growth.
When treating soil contaminated with petroleum products you will need more BioZome than recommended on the label to rapidly decompose the contaminant. Double the recommended application and apply a NPK fertilizer with a 10-6-6 ratio. Reapply BioZome and fertilizer in one week. Water the area periodically. Nothing will grow without water. Excessive spills may require professional assistance.