Spring turf wake up. Step 5 – Fertilizers and soil amendments best suited for the soil biology and the turf
It’s smart to have the soil microbiology work with you to grow great turf . So it’s important to take into consideration fertilizers and soil amendments best suited for the biology as well as the turf. Not all fertilizers are created equal. Conventional fertilizers are salts and are very damaging to the soil microbiology. Organic fertilizers are best for the soil microorganisms and your decision will pay off in the long run. Roots will grow deeper so the turf will weather extreme conditions better. Soil structure and soil pH will improve and nutrient, water and nitrogen uptake is improved. An added bonus is the growth flush typically seen with conventional fertilizers is eliminated, so you’ll be mowing less.
Our SoilPerfect Rx Soil Care fertilizer and soil amendments are designed to support the soil microorganisms, particularly the foundational levels. The soil microorganisms found at the first two levels are responsible for key benefits that we as growers can harness making our job easier and plants healthier, vibrant and resilient. Without these microorganisms nature wouldn’t have a mechanism to process organic matter and consequently no food for plants or for the higher levels of the food chain!
By addressing the entire ecosystem in the soil – herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides can be reduced or eliminated. A healthy, functioning soil will grow a healthy, vibrant turf; out-competing weeds for space and nutrients. You will save on irrigation costs too because of better soil structure, texture and aeration.
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