Friday, June 25th, 2010...12:00 am

Using Too Much Miracle Gro

miracle-gro potting soil by Rakka

TheGardenLady received this question from Jennifer.

Is there anything I can do after I used too much Miracle Gro to save the plants?

If you put too much Miracle-Gro in a potted or container plant, you can pour a lot water into the pot until the water flows out the bottom of the pot and keep adding water for a few more minutes. This will flush the excess Miracle- Gro out of the pot. After this, in the future, you will just water the plant normally. Or you can repot the plant in new soil. If you repot the plant in new soil, you will then water the plant normally.

If you put too much Miracle-Gro on plants that are in your garden, give the soil around the plant a good watering to dilute the fertilizer. Do not overwater or flood the plant. Flooding would do more damage to the roots of the plant.

You did not tell me which type of Miracle- Gro you used. If you used spikes remove the spikes from the ground. If you used granular Miracle- Gro, try to remove extra granules around the plant. After removing the spikes or granules, give the plant a good watering one time to dilute the fertilizer. Do not flood the plant.

Should you continue to have problems, call the Scotts Miracle-Gro Help Center at 1-888-270 3714

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    Always stir and follow directions!!

  • DeeDee Anderson
    May 10th, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Help!! I have used to much miracle grow liquid on outdoor plants, shrubs and my blossom tree I have removed dying, yellow leaves and watered them, but it looks like I am to late, am I correct in saying this, do you have any advice you can give me, I can honestly cry.

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