One of the most important factors in lawn health is soil. Without a healthy soil, plants can't get the nutrients and water they need to thrive. In order to grow a healthier lawn, you have to build a better soil.
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Soils tend to become compacted over time. Compact soils cause a variety of problems for plant growth including:
Impeding root growth
Preventing nutrients and water from reaching plant roots
Decreasing microbial activity essential to healthy soil because of a lack of air in the soil
Causing poor water drainage
In order to reduce soil compaction and improve soil health, we offer two options:
core aeration and soil conditioner. See below for more information.
Soil conditioners help to build a better soil in two ways: 1) They contain tons of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and other matter that improve soil quality and boost plant health and 2) They reduce soil compaction.
What's In The Product:
The product we use contains liquid organic ingredients including over 60 minerals, numerous trace elements, vitamins, plant growth hormones, bio-stimulants, humic and fulvic acids. It is a blend of liquid humus and kelp and a small amount of blackstrap molasses (an energy source for bio-life).
Humic acid improves soil quality and bio-activity and energizes plants. The kelp is loaded with trace elements and plant growth stimulants such as Cytokinins, Auxins, Indoles, Gibberellins.
Why Is Humus So Important For Healthy Plants?
Rich soils contain large amounts of humus. This essential organic matter improves soil structure, aeration, nutrient retention, and microbial activity. The most important and bio-chemically active part of humus is humic acid.
Benefits of humic acid include:
Why Is Compacted Soil Bad For Your Grass?
Compact soil causes unhealthy plants, lawns, and trees. When soils are compact, they don't drain properly and necessary air, water and nutrients are unable to move through the soil to reach plant roots. This leads to disease, stunted roots, decreased microbial activity, and stressed and weakened plants.
How Soil Conditioners Help Reduce Soil Compaction:
Soil is negatively charged. The soil conditioner is positively charged. When added to water that is sprayed on the grass, positive particles are dispersed throughout the water. When the water seeps into the soil, the positive particles surround the negatively charged soil clumps. This breaks up the soil and loosens hard soil. It provides many of the same benefits as core aeration: