Holganix Case Studies: Put Holganix to the Test with Seed Germination!

 Whitehous Landscaping tests Holganix


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In Pine Forge (near Pottstown), Pennsylvania, Sam Whitehouse, partial owner of Whitehouse Landscaping, decided to put Holganix Lawn to the test. Sam and his team set up 6 test pots with soil and seed to compare Holganix Lawn’s results on seed germination with other starter fertilizer products. What he saw was amazing! Out of the six testing pots, Holganix Lawn clearly showed the best results (as a note, the first pot contains green seed accelerator, which may alter the appearance of its results).


Let’s examine each of Sam’s test pots:

1. The first test pot represents the results of a starter granular fertilizer (10-16-6) with ATH seed and Seed Alive. The results were fairly good, although the Seed Alive alters the appearance, making it seem as if the results are better than in reality.

2. The second pot represents starter granular fertilizer (18-24-6) with Green Blade seeds. As you can see, very little seed germination occurred.
3. In the third pot, the Whitehouse team tested Tall Fescue seed with starter fertilizer (18-24-5). The results were as dismal as the previous pot’s results.
4. The fourth pot was the clear winner among the bunch. Here, Whitehouse Landscaping tested Holganix Lawn with ATH seed. Seed germination was clearly faster with the help of Holganix Lawn. After speaking with Sam a week after this picture was taken, he reports that Holganix Lawn continues to show better results than the other test pots.
5. In the fifth pot, we have our runner up for the germination prize. Starter granular fertilizer (10-16-6) was used to help the ATH seeds germinate.
6. In the last pot, the Whitehouse team tested ATH seed yet again except this time with a granular starter fertilizer at 18-24-5.

Why did the seeds germinate faster with Holganix Lawn? 

There are many things that Holganix Lawn does for the turf, especially when it comes to seed germination. Some of the things that contribute to such great results are the fact that Holganix Lawn contains nitrogen-fixing bacteria, natural wetting agents, mycorrhizae, as well as fulvic and humic acids.

The nitrogen-fixing bacteria found in Holganix Lawn feed and increase the likelihood of germination. Other ingredients such as mycorrhizae and fulvic and amino acids stimulate deeper, thicker root development, helping the turf establish itself faster. The natural wetting agents in Holganix Lawn further assist seedlings in making better use of available water. Simultaneously, Holganix Lawn helps the surroundings soil retain moisture, which in turn supports drought resistance. Trichoderma, a fungus, and Streptomyces, a bacterial protect the seedlings from disease by directly attacking disease causing bacteria and fungi and by producing chemicals that inhibit and/or kill bacteria and fungi. 

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Posted by Nicole Wise on Aug 13, 2013 10:04:00 AM

Nicole Wise

Topics: Whitehouse Landscaping, lawn care, holganix, bionutrition, holganix reviews, organic lawn care, aeration, seed germination, fall lawn care, holganix rave reviews, organic lawn

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