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Healthy Grow + Holganix: Green turf and deep roots

Are you suffering from a lack of plant resilience, loss of plants, a need for a 'perfect' landscape and/or a need to go organic?

If so, then check out the below webinar recording featuring Holganix sales representative, Rob McCoy and Healthy Grow representative, Jeff Leuzinger. Together they walk their listeners through the benefits and science behind our organic fertilizer, Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix. If reading this blog via email, click here to access the recording.

 

Why use Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix?

Jeff states that “the aerobically composted chick manure is the base of Healthy Grow, then we add other materials and nutrients to create a well-rounded product. Holganix Bio 800+ is then added just before bagging and this (Holganix Bio 800+) is what we refer to as the icing on the cake!”

When you combine Healthy Grow and Holganix Bio 800+ you are able to create a little piece of “magic” that will increase tolerance of stress from weather, disease and insects, create more vigorous root growth, improve water retention, use up to 75% less fertilizers and pesticides, and add a pop of color!

For additional information on the manufacturing process, visit our blog: How is Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix Manufactured?

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What is the Difference Between Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix and a Synthetic/ Chemical Fertilizer?

With organic products like Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix, you are dealing with something that is living and is a sustainable source of nutrition. On the other hand, with synthetic fertilizers you are putting the nutrients on the surface and hoping that they get to the roots in an amount and form that the plant can actually use. Additionally, with synthetics many of the nutrients can be lost due to temperature or time of the year. However, when using Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix the nutrients are staying in the soil and releasing when Mother Nature is allowing them to, based on the moisture and the temperature.

 

What Types of Products Does Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix Offer?

There are several different analyses that have been tweaked to provide different results for different needs! Available analyses include:

2-4-3 + Holganix: Perfect for All Purpose

5-2-3 + Holganix: Great for Higher Nitrogen & is 100% Organic

7-9-5 + Holganix: High Performance Starter Fertilizer

10-3-2 + Holganix: The Right Ingredients for the Right Price

Visit our webpage to pour deper into the subject: /probiotic-fertilizer

 

Where Can You Use Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix?

You can use Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix anywhere! Here are a few areas where these products flourish and which specific type of analysis you should use:

Turf – Use 10-3-2

Aerification – Use 7-9-5 or 2-4-3

Landscape beds – Use 10-3-2 or 2-4-3

Sod, seedbeds, sprigging Use 7-9-5 or 2-4-3

Divot mix – Use 2-4-3 & 80:20 sand mix

Potting mix – ALL are GREAT

So put an end to your lawn care and landscape problems, and get the vigorous roots and increased tolerance you want and need with Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix!

Article by Leah O'Neill

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Why is carbon important?

There are many important pieces of the soil food web puzzle, but often the effect carbon plays is overlooked. In fact, maintaining a balanced C:N ratio of 20:1 in the soil directly supports a healthy soil food web and ultimately healthy plants. That’s because carbon is the energy/food sources for the beneficial microorganisms within the soil. Carbon-630302-edited

When you take a carbon heavy product like Healthy Grow and infuse it with a biology intensive product like Holganix, you’re addressing both sides of the equation. Healthy Grow provides the carbon that sustains the microorganisms living in Holganix, allowing them to help to build balanced soils and promote healthy plants.  What are the benefits to Healthy Grow infused with Holganix?

  1.      Promotes active and diverse soil biology
  2.      Reactivates and sustains naturally occurring biological cycles
  3.      Increases soil exchange capacity
  4.      Improves soil structure facilitating air and water movement
  5.      Increases soil available essential nutrients
  6.      Enhances root function increasing access to nutrients and water
  7.      Suppresses diseases and reduces stress
  8.      Improves water management efficiencies
  9.      Reduces excess soil biocarbonates and sodium accumulation
  10.      Increases environmental stewardship

Watch this video for additional information! 

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Have you caught Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix Fever?

We have released our latest technological development: Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix . It combines the beneficial, living biology aspect of Holganix with the might of a high quality, carbon filled, organic poultry manure. Together, they do wonderful things for the turf and plants! Watch the video below for more information on this exciting new product that has everyone talking!

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Meet Holganix Granular with Healthy Grow!

Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix: A carbon based fertility option

Something special happens every time Holganix joins forces with another amazing turf care product. This is especially true when you introduce living, breathing Holganix with the organic matter- filled Healthy Grow by Pearl Valley Farms.

Over the past 18 years, Pearl Valley Farms has perfected the art and science of composting and manufacturing Healthy Grow by adopting the philosophy, “The Way It’s Made Matters.”

That’s why Holganix has partnered with Pearl Valley Farms to produce Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix. This granular fertilizer comes in several different analysis and can be fully organic or a hybrid (organic with some synthetic nutrients) depending on the analysis.

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What is Healthy Grow?

Healthy Grow is a granular, organic based fertilizer created from egg laying poultry manure. H

ealthy Grow has an ACCM (Aerobically Composted Chicken Manure) base, which means the manure is aerobically composted over a 45 – 60 day period. After composting, it is further processed with other organic and traditional ingredients to create a nutrient rich, biological, and user-friendly fertilizer. Ultimately, this means Healthy Grow isn’t pasteurized (doesn’t inhibit living biology) and the smell associated with manure-based fertilizers is kept in check.

What else is so special about Healthy Grow? Healthy Grow is packed with organic matter containing carbon sources.

 

Organic matter contains carbon and other nutrients

Organic matter is dead and decomposing plant and animal matter within the soil.

When in excess, organic matter produces thatch layers that hinder growth at the surface and black layers that strangle and limit root growth below the surface. Yet, because organic matter contains a carbon source, it remains critical in helping to produce a vibrant soil ecosystem. Organic matter and soil contain nutrients and micronutrients important to plant health, but are often locked in a form that can’t be utilized by the plant. Carbon is a food source for microorganisms.

Ultimately, the microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, etc…) eat the carbon, which allows them to convert nitrogen and other nutrients locked in organic matter and elsewhere in the soil, to plant-useable forms. 

Take nitrogen as an example of a locked nutrient found in organic matter. Aerobic, heterotrophic bacteria are responsible for decomposition and mineralization. These bacteria help to decompose the plant remains and turn nitrogen that was locked within the organic matter into ammonium (NH4+), which is a plant-usable form of nitrogen.

The same can be said for phosphorus (PO42-), potassium (K+), as well as every other plant-usable form of nutrients necessary for plant growth.

Often when we look at our turf programs, we focus on nitrogen as a key element.

While nitrogen is crucial, the key question is: How much urea do we need to put down to make the grass green while still being cost effective? 

The thing to keep in mind is that nitrogen is just one piece of the puzzle. Phosphorus, potassium, calcium and certain other micronutrients are also pieces of the puzzle.

However, because the microbiology within the soil is able to eat the carbon found in organic matter and then unlock nutrients, carbon supplies many different pieces of the soil environment puzzle, not just one.

Healthy Grow contains all the wonderful aspects obtained from having an organic matter and carbon source base. At the same time, the poultry base contains small doses of naturally occurring NPK!

 

What happens when Healthy Grow meets Holganix?

Holganix is a 100% organic, bionutritional product teeming with living microorganisms whose job is to naturally promote plant health. Other ingredients contained within Holganix include but are not limited to: endo and ecto mycorrhizae, beneficial nematodes, meleluca oil, yucca and kelp extract as well as humic and fulvic acids.

With Holganix, plants grow beneath the soil in addition to above it.

“Highway” systems of roots dig deeper and weave between one another, creating the perfect support system for the plant. With healthier root systems, plants are better able to uptake moisture and withstand environmental stresses like drought and winter injury.

At the same time, with Holganix you’re feeding the plant and the soil, because when you have a healthy soil environment you have a healthy plant. That means your plants need up to 75% less nitrogen fertilizers and 25% less pesticides than through traditional synthetic programs.

When you combine Holganix with Healthy Grow, it’s like giving Healthy Grow Red Bull and as the saying goes, Healthy Grow “gets wings” and results are amplified.

Not only do you get the benefit of adding a carbon source to your roster of turf products, but you also get all the holistic benefits contained in a jug of Holganix.

Healthy Grow provides the carbon sources (food sources) to the living biology within Holganix. The beneficial microorganisms then go to work converting locked nutrients in the soil and organic matter into plant useable forms.

 

What does Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix mean for you?

At the end of the day, it all comes down to achieving an effective and sustainable way to manage turf grass. The Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix program can be marketed as an organic based program.

Furthermore, because Healthy Grow Infused with Holganix has 180 and 90 SGN options, it won’t affect play on fairways, approaches or putting greens.

Overall, a carbon-based, living bionutritional fertility program allows professionals to return nature back to their properties and provides a more sustainable solution for the unpredictable future of the green industry. 

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