Last Updated on August 29, 2023 by ILGM Ninjas
Every year we spend hundreds if not thousands maintaining our lawns without knowing that we are wasting a lot of money. Yes, I’m going to talk about microbiology again. There are two systems that people are engaged in the synthetic one that uses inorganic chemicals to deliver nutrients to a plant, bypassing the soil and killing off the microbes that normally exist in the soil to serve the plant. The things that you associate with normal lawn maintenance such as aeration, power raking, weed control, disease control, etc. are all signs of a degraded resource which include:
- Lack of moisture
- Poor fertility
- Low growth
- High input costs
- Too much moisture
- Poor Infiltration
These are all signs of a degraded soil due to synthetic fertilizer use.
Here are what microbes do in the soil:
- Transfer nutrients to the root.
- Adjust pH
- increase water carrying capacity of the soil
- Increase organic matter
- Fix Nitrogen from the atmosphere for plant uptake
- Increase plant disease resistance
- Help improve soil structure
- Increase the available plant root area for nutrient uptake
- Recycle and regulate carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous.
- Decompose organic matter
These little guys are working day and night to do your bidding. All they ask is you give them enough water and not to use. Billions of beneficial microbes in your soil can literally move mountains. If you want to discover more and save money doing so give us a call.