Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser: Garden Beds
Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser: Garden Beds 500G (other sizes available)

Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser: Garden Beds

Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser: Garden Beds
Size: 500G
Main product features
Contains 4 months feed
Contains 4 months feed
All purpose
All purpose
Plus trace elements
Plus trace elements
Fast & easy
Fast & easy

A one size fits all, set and forget controlled release plant food for those who don't have the time or inclination to tend to each plant or garden bed individually. The smart way to fertilise - one application feeds continuously for up to 4 months

When to use


  • The release of nutrients depends on temperature - more when it's warm and plants are growing and less when it's cold and growth is slow
  • Scotts Osmocote® uses advanced prill technology that ensures even and controlled nutrient release with no wastage
  • Controlled release means feeding less often and more effectively; less frequent feeding is more economical and environment-friendly
  • Boosted levels of iron & magnesium and other trace elements keep leaves greener for longer and promote healthy growth
  • Less than 2% phosphorus (the 'P' in the NPK guaranteed analysis) means it's safe to use on most Australian natives



  • Trees and shrubs (including most natives and other phosphorus-sensitive plants) 
  • Flowering and leafy annuals, perennials, climbers and groundcovers
  • Vegetables, herbs and fruits
  • Safe to use on new plantings - the controlled release of nutrients prevents burning of tender new leaves and roots



  • Do not use in hydroponic growing systems, ponds or pots submerged in water
  • Do not use on lawns - use only specifically named fertilisers on grassed areas


  • Use Garden Beds throughout the garden to promote healthy growth, beautiful flowers and generous fruiting
  • Use the rates in the table below as a guide for how much to apply OR broadcast over beds using 50-80g/m2



AreaPlantingMaintenanceAnnual Garden Beds
Flowers, Vegetables & Bulbs6 TBL per m2
½ TBL per plant4 TBL per m2
½ TBL per plantTrees and Shrubs
Including Natives & Fruit Trees

1 TBL per 30cm of plant height

Spread around the root zone

1TBL per 30cm of plant height

Spread around the root zone

Note: TBL - tablespoon = 15g



  • When planting - mix Scotts Osmocote® into the backfill soil. Fill around the roots in the planting hole with the enriched soil and then water thoroughly to settle the soil and initiate the nutrient release
  • Established plants - sprinkle Scotts Osmocote® in a band around the dripline on the soil (beneath the outer perimeter of the leaf canopy) once a year and cover with mulch. This is where the feeding roots will be, not close into the trunk



CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, sweep off immediately

SAFETY FIRST: Read the instructions on the product packaging before use and take particular note of any warnings or cautions on the label



NPK 21 : 2 : 6

Contains boosted iron, magnesium and trace elements

May be safely used on edibles

Scotts Osmocote® is a controlled release fertiliser that consists of prills (small beads) of high-quality fertiliser encased in a permeable and biodegradable soy extract coating

Each prill contains a balanced microdose of nutrients so a plant's response from an application is reliable and consistent

Health and Safety

Always read the pack label and product instructions carefully before use. For further information relating to product safety please review the product data safety sheet link below.

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