~PENNINGTON Fertilizer~{and a Home Depot gift card giveaway!}

 Here in the pacific northwest we have a ton of rhododendron bushes.
{I love using cut stems for an informal display of color!}
We have them surrounding our house in gorgeous shades of purples and pinks, whites, and reds.
 These are some pictures of rhododendrons we have on our property.
 This is the time of year when they are in full bloom and the bumble bees are very happy!
 Pennington fertilizer has been a big part in the success of our rhododendrons.
You can find it at most home improvement centers. 
It's not only good for this type of plant, but a wide variety.

1.     Why is fertilizing an important step of landscape management?
Fertilization is an essential step in landscape maintenance and plant development, helping establish and sustain strong growth patterns. A fertilizer helps to supply the essential nutrients that plants need for healthy growth. Proper nutrition assures optimum plant growth and resistance to diseases, insects and environmental problems. Fertilizers, however, differ in nutrient content and release duration. Fertilizer selection should be based on the types of plants being fertilized, the nutrient content of the soil and the type of growth response desired.

2.     Are there particular times to fertilize based on region?
Traditionally, where non-slow release fertilizers are being used, plants in the Southern regions tend to require fertilizing four times a year – in the spring, early summer, late summer and fall. This is due to the long growing season. In the Northern regions, there tend to be two growing periods. The first is after the garden’s return from winter dormancy. The second is during the early fall when temperatures moderate and extreme heat spikes are over.

3.     What fertilizer should be used for each type of plant?
Pennington® Smart 1 Feed™ consists of a complete line of long-lasting, specialty premium fertilizers designed for efficient feeding, proper nutrition and healthy plant growth. The line features mix variations that have been customized for various growing environments, plant types and application needs, taking the guesswork out of mix selection. There are five mix variations, including: All-Purpose; Azalea, Camellia, Rhododendron (ACR); Bulb & 
Bloom; Citrus & Avocado; and Rose & Flower.

Central Garden & Pet partnered with bloggers such as me to help educate us all about their Pennington Smart 1 Feed® products. As part of this program, I received compensation. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the use of the products. Central Garden & Pet believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Central Garden & Pet’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. A winner will be chosen by random and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

So, how would you like to win a $50.00 Home Depot gift card to get some of your own?
Just leave me a comment here on this post and I will pick a random winner on Friday the 8th!
Please leave a email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.
Good luck! 


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