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The Science Behind Holganix: 3 things you can do to increase soil health

First of all, we need to answer the question: what makes soil healthy? When you’re judging whether or not your soil is healthy, it’s important to take a holistic approach and consider all three aspects of healthy soils. The three key aspects of healthy soils are the physical, chemical and biological aspects.

For example, when considering if your soil is physically healthy, we are discussing its verbosity. In other words, can water and air move throughout the soil? If not, adding organic matter can help improve the physical aspect of your soil. 

When it applies to the chemical aspect of soil health, we are discussing the lack or presence of the proper nutrients. For example, are there appropriate levels of calcium and nitrogen in the soil? If not, it’s important to add these nutrients (in their usable form) when you treat your plants.

Lastly, we must consider the biological aspects of healthy soil. In other words, are there appropriate ratios of beneficial microorganisms? If not, consider adding a compost tea product that will help increase the population counts of your soil microorganisms to balance out the ratios. 

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Posted by Nicole Wise on Jan 2, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Nicole Wise

Topics: soil, soil health, lawn care, holganix, the science behind holganix, bionutrition, sports turf, golf course, organic lawn care, organic fertilizer, turf, agriculture, plant health

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