Treat garden beds every spring and fall with Earth Right Super Stuff®. When I plant my flowers I have a nice bucket of water mixed with Mushroom Stuff® standing by and I treat each planting so that there is no transplant shock. Use 2 tbsp/gal of water and water them in. Then use Sure Bloom® as your fertilizer throughout the season. It does not salt up the beds like other chemical fertilizers. Too much salt in a bed makes soil compact again. If flowers are not blooming as I would like, I just use The Mushroom Stuff® to help Mother Nature create more blooms more quickly.