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Fertilizers

Yes, our fertilizers are non-toxic and safe to use around pets and children. We recommend storing in a tightly sealed container away from pets and children. Pets (particularly cats and dogs) will be attracted to the smell of our organic fertilizers.
There is nothing toxic in our Fertilizers. Consumption may cause an upset stomach, vomiting or diarrhea. We recommend speaking with your veterinarian if ingested.
No, when applied at the recommend amounts our fertilizers will not burn your plants or lawn.

Landscape Fabrics

Yes, landscape fabrics are safe for growing vegetables. However, if the fabric is not covered with mulch, the life expectancy of our fabrics will range from 1 growing season to 3 years, depending on the fabric used.

No, we recommend preparing the planting area prior to installation of the fabric. Recommended preparation, for best results:

  • Thoroughly remove weeds and grasses from the planting area.
  • Rake smooth.
  • Nutgrass or rhizome grasses like Bermuda should be treated with a glyphosate-base weed preventing product.
  • Because weed seeds may be present in freshly tilled areas or in newly added soils, treat with a pre-emergent weed control product.
  • Cover area immediately with fabric.

Recommended applications:

  • Weed Control
  • Soil and embankment stabilization
  • Drainage
  • Erosion control
  • Re-vegetation systems
  • Earth wall reinforcement
  • Moisture barriers
  • Filtration
No, by adding soil on top of the fabric, you are promoting weed growth on top of the fabric.

Root Feeder

To unclog your Ross® Root Feeder Model 1200C follow these steps:

  1. Remove the clear acrylic lid from the top of the feeder.
  2. Inside the bottom of the refill chamber, is a black plastic body screen that sits over the top of the feed tube. Remove this screen.
  3. Using a garden hose sprayer, spray water into the feed tube for a few minutes, this will help loosen the soil from the walls of the feedtube.
  4. Take a coat hanger or other wire and run it inside the feed tube to help loosen the clogged soil.
  5. Remove wire from the tube and turn the feeder upside down, tapping the feeder gently. The loosened soil should fall out from the tube.
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 until water runs freely through the feed tube.

When inserting and removing the feed tube from the soil, water must be running slightly to prevent the feed tube from clogging. If the water is turned to OFF position on feeder, while the feed tube is in the soil, it forms a vacuum and pulls the soil back into the feed tube. Before storing the feeder, always flush the feed tube by turning the flow valve just slightly.

If you need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact our Consumer Department. Our toll free number is 800-327-9462.

With the valve in the on position, if you can see water in the refill chamber the feed tube has become clogged. To prevent the feed tube from clogging, please allow water to run slightly when inserting and removing feed tube from the soil. If the flow valve is turned to the OFF position, while the feeder is still in the soil, it will form a slight vacuum and pull the soil into the feed tube. If the feed tube is not flushed after each use, the soil will harden while stored and the feed tube will become clogged.
For shrubs – 6”, for trees – 12”. There are dimples stamped on the metal feed tube that will help locate these depths.
Insert feeder tube at equal intervals in a ring under the outer branches (drip line) of tree or shrub. NEVER AT TRUNK OR BASE.
Watering requirements will vary depending on soil type, amount of moisture already in the soil and plant watering needs. Under normal water pressure a root feeder will deliver 1 to 2 gallons per minute.

Sun Screen Fabrics

No, our Sun Screen Fabric is a “breathable fabric”. Water and air will pass thru the fabric.
Either side. There is not a right or wrong side of the fabric.
No, our fabric is not rated for fire.
Our Sun Screen Fabric is created with a knitted lock-stitch design. This creates a stronger, more durable fabric and provides greater resistance to tearing and fraying.

Yes, our Sun Screen Fabric blocks a certain amount of UV rays. Because the color of the fabric is a factor, we have provided a range for UV transmission:

  • UV rays blocked – 81% to 87%
  • UV transmission – 13% to 19%
Our Premium grade Sun Screen fabric provides 70 to 75% shade protection.
Our Sun Screen Fabric is made of High Density Polyethylene with UV stabilizers.
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