- Non-Burning – Foolproof application.
No need to water in! Use in the hottest
- Slow Release – Provides uniform
growth and a well-established root system.
- Rich in Iron – Contains a whopping
4% Iron that provides a rich green color
and maintains it over periods of heat
- Environmentally friendly– Resists
Total Nitrogen (N) 6.0%
0.75% Water-Soluble Nitrogen
5.25% Water-Insoluble Nitrogen (Slowly Available)
Available Phosphate (P2O5) 2.0%
Calcium (Ca) 1.2%
Total Iron (Fe) 4.0%
Nutrients Derived from Biosolids
Milorganite® has been
fertilizing home lawns, golf courses, and
all types of plants and trees for over 75
Why is this? It works!
Milorganite® has several
components that make it friendly to your
lawn and plants.
NITROGEN: Over 85% of the nitrogen in Milorganite®
is in a slow release form.
This means that the nitrogen is released
to your lawn and plants as they require
essential nutrient. Fast release nitrogen
fertilizers can stress plants, especially
during hot summer months. They also cause
plants to grow very fast; encouraging
disease and insect damage that a healthy
plant would not incur.
IRON: Milorganite® contains 4% naturally
complexed iron. This iron does not
stain concrete patios or walks. It does
help plants turn dark green without causing
excessive growth. Again, this causes less
stress on the plant. And less clippings
mulch or remove.
Bros. Observations - We've
been using Milorgantite at the nursery now
for about 2 years. If
what you want is healthy, vibrant green
plants, Milorganite is the food to feed
with. At home we are using it on vegetables
with amazing results. Best thing, it is
safe for the environment and will not burn
your plants or lawn - even during the hottest
months of summer. We even use it in outdoor
container plants and have seen no burning
at all, only deep greening.
Is Milorganite safe for children
Yes. Children and pets can safely go onto
areas that have been fertilized with Milorganite.
Milorganite meets the most stringent criteria
imposed on any fertilizer product for health,
safety and environmental concerns. However,
use cautionary measures around open bags
of Milorganite and store unused portions
away from children and pets.
What if my pet eats Milorganite?
If your pet does eat Milorganite, you can
rest assured that Milorganite meets the
strictest health and safety regulations
imposed on any fertilizer product and won't
seriously harm the animal. We do recommend,
however, that you store unused Milorganite
away from children and pets as it may give
them an upset stomach if it is ingested.
For further information, please call (800)
I heard that Milorganite contains
heavy metals. Is that true?
Yes, that is true. All fertilizers, both
organic and synthetic, contain some heavy
metals. In fact, plants need some heavy
metals, such as zinc and copper and molybdenum,
for normal, healthy growth. Milorganite
meets the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) "Exceptional Quality"
criteria, which establishes the strictest
concentration limits in the fertilizer industry
for heavy metals. Many other common fertilizer
products exceed the limits for metal concentrations
established by the EPA "Exceptional
Quality" standards. Milorganite, though,
can be used with confidence for all your
fertilizing needs, including use on all
types of grass, trees, shrubs, flowers and
Can I use Milorganite for my vegetable
Yes. Milorganite is an excellent and safe
fertilizer for all plants that grow outdoors,
including vegetables and other edible crops.
Milorganite is practically goof-proof since
it won't burn plants-even if it is over
What is the difference between
Organic and ‘Regular’ fertilizers?
Organic nutrients are "stored"
in complex organic molecules until soil
microorganisms break them down and "release"
the nutrients for plant use. Regular synthetic
fertilizers are chemical-based and need
to be watered in.
Does Milorganite need to be watered
in to work?
No. It is not necessary to water in Milorganite
for it to work. Milorganite will stay on
the soil until it rains or irrigation activates
soil microbes that break it down into its
nutrients. Watering in Milorganite will
ensure that the fertilizer achieves soil
contact earlier and speed up the fertilizing
process, but it is not necessary.
Can Milorganite be applied in the
summer or during drought?
Yes. Milorganite does not contain any salts
so it will not burn plant leaves during
dry or hot periods.
Is it true that Milorganite will
keep deer away?
There is information published in the common
press and on web sites that state that Milorganite
is a deer repellent.
When can Milorganite be applied?
Milorganite can be applied any time during
the growing season and it is suitable for
your climate and growing conditions. It
can be applied at any time of day.