Great plants start with a great fertilizer. Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Fertilizer helps establish your new garden additions fast by helping your plants create a larger root mass. Because it's organic, it also enhances microbes with no sludges or fillers and is specially formulated to give plants what they need. The Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Fertilizer also aids in soil aeration and water retention. These are just a few of the reasons that Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Fertilizer is trusted by the horticultural experts at Great Garden Plants. Use this fertilizer when you're planting new perennials, shrubs, trees, and more. This fertilizer works on established plants too!
Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look: