How do I apply your tone products? Do I need to cultivate them into the soil?
For new plantings, mix the product into the hole or backfill soil at time of planting. There are complete instructions on the package for how to accomplish this. For existing shrubs and small trees it is best to sprinkle the material onto the soil surface evenly and completely under the drip line (diameter of branch spread) of the plant. Do not place the plant food within 3" of the main trunk. For larger trees the plant food should be poured into holes to place it below grade and into the root zone. To do this a series of holes is made under the tree and the plants food is placed in the holes. Complete instructions on how to do this are included on the appropriate bags. We do not recommend cultivating the plant food into the soil around existing plants as this can disturb shallow root systems.