We often receive questions about fertilizer: How often? How much? Which one? So here is the breakdown between two well-known brands of feed - Osmocote and Miracle-Gro.
Osmocote is a pre-planting, slow release fertilizer. Miracle-Gro (unless using the new continuous-feed, shake-able formulation) is a water soluble fertilizer used every other week or so.
They both work.