Originally Posted by greendoctor
I take it that granular is something like a palm or nursery blend that is partially slow release and contains micronutrients. Osmocote is supposed to be used within a fertility program consisting of it, a granular micronutrient supplement, and additional soluble complete fertilizers. Used by itself, the response can be lacking.
Exactly. I use 8-2-12 which is the recommended blend for palms here and it works great on ornamentals and ill even use it on smaller lawns. I use osmocote on annuals. I've been fertilizing palms that are heavy feeders every two months such as date palms, foxtails, and coconuts.