Monday, March 14, 2016

Steps to a Healthy Yard and Landscape

Typical landscape fertility has been reduced to just three nutrients, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium (NPK), and most people focus just on Nitrogen. The problem is, plants with a high-nitrogen diet require at least 2-3 times more water to stay green!  To make it worse, all that excess water, combined with the high nitrogen, creates a waterlogged soil environment that breeds pathogens (disease-causing microbes), and is detrimental to the good microbes, resulting in sick plants.

Your yard doesn't need more nitrogen, it needs a better balance of all nutrients so it can make better use of the nitrogen it already has, while using 1/2 as much water!

Bio Minerals Technologies provides balanced nutritional blends, complete with necessary trace minerals that can feed your landscape properly. We also provide microbe "boosters" that reinforce the good biology in your soils, crowding out the pathogens and helping your plants make better use of the nutrients and water that are available.

Our program has proven successful in multiple environments and on both residential and commercial landscapes. An added benefit is the reduction or elimination of the use of herbicides, pesticides, and other toxins, resulting not only in healthier plants, but a healthier outdoor environment.

Here is an outline of our landscape nutrition program:

Spring

At the beginning of the yard season, you should prepare your soil and plants for growth by doing the following:

  1. Apply a good lawn fertilizer at the recommended rate (get a good organic fertilizer from your local yard supply store)
  2. Spray all lawns and flower beds with Bio Minerals Technologies' Compost/Mineral Tea at a rate of 5 gallons/1000 square feet.
  3. Inject or drench trees (ornamental and fruit) with Bio Minerals Technologies' Compost/Mineral Tea at a rate of 1 gallon/1" of trunk diameter (e.g. 3" trunk receives 3 gallons).
  4. Spray all lawns and flower beds (per 1000 sq feet) with the following mixture (in 1 gallon of water):
    0.5 oz Foliar Biology Boost
    0.5 oz Bio Mineral 75 liquid minerals

Recurring Applications

After your initial fertilization, the following applications should be made every 4-6 weeks throughout the growing season to maintain a healthy yard and soil environment:
  1. For lawns: Mix the following in 1 gallon of water and apply / 1000 square feet
    6 oz Healthy Grass Blend
    1.5 oz Bio Release
  2. For flowers: Mix the following in 1 gallon of water and apply /1000 square feet
    0.5 oz Flower Foliar
    1.5 oz Bio Release
  3. For shrubs and trees (ornamental and fruit): Mix the following in 5 gallons of water and apply / 1000 square feet
    13 oz Bush-Tree-Garden
    1.5 oz Bio Release

Fall

At the end of the season, apply the following to build nutrition for next spring.
  1. Apply Bio Minerals Technologies' Fall Yard Mineral Blend at a rate of 17.5 lbs/1000 square feet
  2. Spray all lawns and flower beds with Bio Minerals Technologies' Compost/Mineral Tea at a rate of 5 gallons/1000 square feet
  3. For trees (fruit and ornamental), insert Dry Mineral Tree Blend nutrition packs into the soil surrounding the trunk at approximately 1 lb/inch of trunk diameter.
If, during the growing season, you feel a need to spray herbicides to kill weeds or unwanted plants, always follow the herbicides after a week with Compost/Mineral Tea to rebuild any microbial damage caused by the poison.



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