GrowScripts Plant Care Kits are available regionally at many Home Depot locations.

Focusing on fruit tree care for homeowners GrowScripts care kits for Avocado, Blueberry, Citrus, Mango, Peach and Tropical Fruits are available at Home Depot's across Florida, and in select Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina stores.

"Homeowners are now able to care for fruit trees in the backyard, and on the patio like never before." Says Rich Johnston. "The opportunity for customers to get a helping hand in growing citrus and other fruit trees is a big deal with GrowScripts because we are able to get everyone 6 great products in one kit — and these are products never before available to the consumer market."

GrowScripts Care Kits offer six top notch products, in just the right size. There is no waste which eliminating environmental impact. And the ease of using the GrowScripts products – in a proactive way – contributes to the overall success for everyone. The thing about GrowScripts care kits is that they have fertilizer, a soil amendment, micronutrients, a plant conditioner and an all natural insecticide that provide season long care.

What's in the GrowScripts Care Kits Available at The Home Depot:

  • Slow Release Fertilizer - Lasts for 6-8 months, continuously feeds, and is brought to the consumer market from the professional market. Many people seek the "green" fertilizer and this is the only place they can get it.
  • Dry Soil Amendment - Used as a soil additive this product is sprinkled at the base of the tree to aid in water and nutrient retention. What this means is that fruit trees are getting a product that helps around the roots.
  • Foliar Micronutrient - A super concentrated liquid product that is mixed with water and sprayed on the leaves of the tree or plant. Micronutrients are important in fruit tree care as they are the vitamins needed for optimum health. Even though fertilizers have micronutrients in foliar treatment is effective in getting what the tree/plant needs right away and contrary to belief, micronutrients sprayed on the leaves of a plant are translocation (relocated) by the tree to where they are needed most.
  • Soil Drench - A liquid concentrate that is mixed with water and drenched around the base of the plant. This product is cold water extracted from active carbon humus and provides good stuff that is generally depleted from soil over time.
  • Leaf Conditioner - A helper product that is used to clean plant leaves for better photosynthesis. What it does is cleans sediment, but also helps like a soap against pests and dirt.
  • All Natural Insecticide - Derived from plant essential oils this product is super concentrated and when mixed with water aids in fungus control, insect control, and even bacteria. The activity of natural products such as GrowScripts is great because it is not a harsh chemical and it has the ability to keep plants healthy.

The use of the above products together is why GrowScripts has created the GrowScripts care kits offered at The Home Depot. Overall optimization of a plants health is directly related to the proactive care of the plant. GrowScripts provides the right products, in a manageable size, for proactive care by following the GrowScripts plant care calendar included with the GrowScripts Care Kits. Stop by youor local Home Depot or get in touch with them by phone to make sure they have the GrowScripts Care Kit you are looking for. Click here for a list of Home Depot locations that cary the GrowScripts fertilizer care kits.

Home Depot Citrus Tree

home depot citrus treehome depot logoGrowing Citrus trees in containers and the backyard can be done. Many articles have been written about growing Meyer lemon, Calomondin and even orange trees in containers all across the world. In tropical climates homeowners can grow orange trees, lemon trees, lime trees and grapefruit trees with great success. All it takes is feeding and care to reap the rewards. Selecting a variety is relatively simple... All you need to do is pick the one best used for what you are looking to do. For example, Valencia is great for juicing. Ruby Red Grapefruit is one that you would seek if you are looking for a grapefruit like purchased in grocery stores like Publix, Winn-Dixie, Wegmans, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and road stands in tropical areas especially Florida and California.

Then there are Lemon trees. Lemon trees are a cool addition to any house. They are a labor of love and require a little attention but  Lemon trees from Home Depot are a great choice. Ranging from small (1 gallon) to larger patio pots and 5-10 gallon trees, Home Depot definitely has a selection for you. Meyer Lemons are a good choice as they are ever-bearing and product flowers and fruit year round. So... If you want fruit all the time a Meyer Lemon is a good choice. In addition to this you can make selections of Eureka and Ponderosa. All have excellent qualities and The Home Depot locations across Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama have a plethora of trees in stock where you can make the selection you want.

Suggested varieties available at Home Depot if Florida, Home Depot in Georgia, Home Depot in Alabama and Home Depot in South Carolina:

  • Valencia Orange Tree
  • Meyer Lemon Citrus Tree
  • Navel Orange Citrus Tree
  • Eureka Lemon Citrus Tree
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit Tree
  • Key Lime Citrus Tree

One last Home Depot Orange Tree to mention is quite unique! While it is not just an orange tree it is one that neighbors, visitors and family members will talk about forever. It is known as the Cocktail Citrus Tree — A tree that has up to 6 varieties grafted on to it and they are available at Home Depot locations. They range in size from small one gallon trees that have a Meyer lemon and a key lime grown together to a full blown tree that has Lemon, Grapefruit and Oranges grafted onto the Home Depot tree.

Care for Citrus Trees Available at Home Depot

home depot citrusThe GrowScripts Citrus Tree Care kit available at The Home Depot is revolutionary in growing orange, lime, lemon and grapefruit Citrus trees from Home Depot successfully. With top grade products ranging from Slow Release Fertilizer that lasts 6-8 months and a soil amendment that helps hold nutrients around the roots you are on the right track for growing your Orange, Lemon or Lime Citrus tree from The Home Depot successfully. In addition, you get a foliar applied micronutrient, only available in addition to the other 5 products inside the GrowScripts Care Kits available at the Home Depot, which puts nutrients into the tree you purchased at Home Depot via the leaves so that flowering and fruit set is in the right place via optimal nutrition levels. Add into the Home Depot Citrus tree care kit, a plant conditioner that is proven to help keep your tree clean and you can see why GrowScripts Citrus Tree Care can provide the lending hand for Home Depot fruit tree customers successfully.

NOTE: Growing Citrus from seed can be done but know that the tree may take years for the lemon, orange or lime tree to produce fruit. Many citrus trees are grafted as a certain variety.

Home Depot Avocado Tree Care Kit

home depot avocado treehome depot logoGrowing Avocado trees can be a rewarding endeavor. In recent years Avocado varieties have been developed for more cold hardy environments and can be found at Home Depot in certain stores. What this means is that Avocado trees can be grown in temperatures down to 15˚ - 28˚ when mature; especially in the northern parts of Florida, South Georgia, and eastern Alabama. At a young age these trees need to be protected around 32˚ due to freezing potential. In the southern part of Florida Home Depot stores generally carry the varieties best for those geographic locations.

Suggested varieties that are cold hardy are:

  • Brazos Belle
  • Brogden
  • Day
  • Fantastic
  • Joey
  • Lila
  • Mexicola
  • Pancho

Growing a Home Depot Avocado Tree can be done in the ground or in containers. Care for them is quite similar. Once you choose the variety you want growing the Avocado you get, at The Home Depot, it is recommended to keep the tree pruned at arms reach height so that harvesting fruit is easy. Growing in a container you will automatically have a smaller tree as it will be contained by the pot; and yes you can keep it in the Home Depot container you purchase it in.

Care for Avocado Trees

home depot avocadoInside the Home Depot GrowScripts Avocado Tree Care kit is everything needed to grow Avocado trees successfully. With top grade products ranging from Slow Release Fertilizer that lasts 6-8 months and a soil amendment that helps hold nutrients around the roots you are on the right track for growing your home depot Avocado tree successfully. In addition, you get a foliar applied micronutrient, available only in the Home Depot kit, which puts nutrients into the tree you purchased at Home Depot via the leaves so that flowering and fruit set is in the right place via optimal nutrition levels. Add into the Home Depot Avocado tree care kit, a plant conditioner that is proven to help keep your tree clean and you can see why GrowScripts Avocado Tree Care can provide the lending hand for Home Depot fruit tree customers to Avocados successfully.

NOTE: Growing Avocados from seed can be done. Rooting them via soaking in water is a common approach. While successful please know that it may take 7-8 years for the Avocado to produce fruit. Many avocado trees are grafted as a certain variety so that fruit harvest can be done quicker.