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If you are interested in more alternative ways to treat your lawn's weed problems. Consider this article in which the author claims soil food can help lawns resist weeds.

Do you think this works?

"Ground Rules for Healthy Soil." - By following these suggestions, gardeners can build healthier soil that will support a lush, picture-perfect garden. Here are his suggestions:

Dig it ** Try digging up a small patch of earth with a trowel. If the tool does not penetrate the ground easily, the soil is compacted. Compaction is caused by the retention of salt, which strips the soil of beneficial, essential nutrients. Healthy soil is loose, like cake mix.

Pull it ** If you pull up a small patch of grass and the roots come up easily, your soil is in trouble. Healthy soil allows roots to penetrate down deep into the ground and hold on tightly. A storage "pantry" is created underground, allowing the roots to easily draw water, nutrients and vitamins on demand.

Test it ** Do the "Earthworm Test." Dig up a scoop of earth; if you don't see any worms, your soil needs help. Healthy soil is full of earthworms, bugs and other beneficial organisms that work the soil and deliver water and food to plants.

Work it ** Work with Mother Nature. Use a product such as compost tea or a liquid soil aerator monthly until the soil is restored. Then use it regularly in spring and fall to maintain healthy soil.
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If you are interested in more alternative ways to treat your lawn's weed problems. Consider this article in which the author claims soil food can help lawns resist weeds.

Do you think this works?

"Ground Rules for Healthy Soil." - By following these suggestions, gardeners can build healthier soil that will support a lush, picture-perfect garden. Here are his suggestions:

Dig it ** Try digging up a small patch of earth with a trowel. If the tool does not penetrate the ground easily, the soil is compacted. Compaction is caused by the retention of salt, which strips the soil of beneficial, essential nutrients. Healthy soil is loose, like cake mix.

Pull it ** If you pull up a small patch of grass and the roots come up easily, your soil is in trouble. Healthy soil allows roots to penetrate down deep into the ground and hold on tightly. A storage "pantry" is created underground, allowing the roots to easily draw water, nutrients and vitamins on demand.

Test it ** Do the "Earthworm Test." Dig up a scoop of earth; if you don't see any worms, your soil needs help. Healthy soil is full of earthworms, bugs and other beneficial organisms that work the soil and deliver water and food to plants.

Work it ** Work with Mother Nature. Use a product such as compost tea or a liquid soil aerator monthly until the soil is restored. Then use it regularly in spring and fall to maintain healthy soil.

nice i just finish making my 2 batch of aerated tea compost i have made already one special formula for st,grass works only in 15 days new shoots, ticker grass, to the point that i went to mow one of my customers i spray the front lawn after 15 days i went back to mow it make me think twice if mow on the 15 crazy it was 8 inches high men in exited about this , in creating a new batch only bermuda grass.
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That is great! Do you have any tips on how to make compost tea?
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I would be interested in the compost tea formula. I use organic fertilization already and it works fine, but I'm always looking for a better mouse trap.
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Default reed carefull sorry about my inglish im trying hard thank u.

i have being researching for this over one month YouTube, Google etc.
what they will normally use is a fish pump, to aerate the water, the bubbles from it will, purify the water from alkaline or else they will leave the water in a 5 gallon bucket for 3 days, the other method its use by farmers they have like mixers, like the ones they use to scramble food mixtures(egg whites, pancake mix etc, just industrial types u put the compost in a lady hoes stockings, i did both left the water for tree days oxygenating, then put the ingredients let it sit for one day, the pump still on bubbling and done i was not really impress so i did it again, a let the water 3 days pump on grab the ingredients(bat guano, fish oil, molasses, humus, bone meal, compost, worm compost, i added 4 more for ingredients i will not say, i want to keep this 4 for me later i am thinking about patenting this formula and try to get 0MRI certification in a long term project, to market this product ) so i grab my drill a put a cement mixer in i rip the ladys stoking forgot a bout the compost for like 4 days an i decide to use it in my first customer house the guinea pig thats what she call her self i spray it 5 gallons front and back went to mow next day crazy it was really green it was suppose to take affect whit in 2 weeks at least i believe it was the fermentation break down the micro organisms that was so raw that take effect over night , well i went to another of my first customers i had 2 gallons from the first batch whit four 2 different ingredients i want to try in other type off grass st,Augustine well i always mow 3 inches high she have a nice manicure lawn well i went 15 days after regularly it will grow 2 inches some times 3 by the time i come again this focker was 8 probably 9 inches high new shots every where, thicker spades and dark, really, dark green i love this stuff men crazy.

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hey steve, might be a stupid question and totally off topic but how do i post a new tread? for some reason i don't see a new thread button. I can only reply
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You should see the new thread button here. http://www.gopherforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=27


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What are your suggestions on promoting this to your customers? What is the best way to scale this service up and build demand for it?
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What are your suggestions on promoting this to your customers? What is the best way to scale this service up and build demand for it?

i dont really know steve im just growing as i need it, this product works wonders people its watching me and they know i make my own organic products so lets see what happen next year.
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nice, thanks steve.
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