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Holganix Case Study: Top 3 Take-Aways From GrowinGreen Lawn Care

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This is a special blog written by Holganix Founder & CEO, Barrett Ersek

In 2013 Jonathan Rigsbee reached out to tell me about test results with Holganix Tree & Shrub (A Bio 800+ product). Jonathan - Owner and CEO of GrowinGreen Lawn Care and Tommy Cowett -  horticulturist, were testing over 30 products to see which products would help them strengthen evergreens hit by imprelis damage earlier that year.

Imprelis was a DuPont manufactured herbicide that had the adverse effect of doing serious damage to evergreens across the USA. Jonathan’s company, like many at the time, were hit hard by damages.

According to Jonathan, those Holganix tests had “brought trees back from the brink for us.”  

Jonathan has been a customer ever since, using Holganix products in both his tree and shrub program and lawn program; he’s also become a friend of mine.

I’ve had the opportunity to watch him grow his business over the years. Jonathan is passionate about running lean, efficient businesses. He believes in empowering his technicians to own the route, make agronomic decisions and get to know customers. He invests in his employees to the point where most technicians have been with the company for over five years.

There’s a lot our industry can learn from Jonathan.

I had the opportunity to interview him in a webinar last week about his results with Holganix products and also his philosophy on running his business.

Below are my three key take-aways from the interview. For the full version of the webinar click here.


GrowinGreen Reduces Nitrogen and Increase Root Mass 

I once heard Jonathan say, “You can spot a GrowinGreen Lawn because it has Holganix on it.” Jonathan reports that he has better, more consistent color on his turf compared to competing companies, and he has reduced his fertilizer inputs by 50-to-70% depending on the lawn.

Check out the 12-minute video above for a story about how GrowinGreen went up against a National Competitor on color and won. If you're reading this blog via email, click here to access the video.


GrowinGreen Reports Healthier Trees and Shrubs 

Aside from the Imprelis story, GrowinGreen has utilized Holganix Tree & Shrub to improve overall plant health and to ensure they don’t get “Flare Ups” from insect or disease damage.

Check out the 11.5-minute video above for Jonathan’s experience with trees and shrubs. If you're reading this blog via email, click here to access the video.


Jonathan On Building A Lean, Efficient Lawn Care Business

“We are all facing the same challenges with a tight labor market and that’s not going to change anytime soon,” explains Jonathan. “A few years ago, we changed our mindset to how can we get more out of what we have?”  

For Jonathan that meant investing in the people (specifically his technicians) to empower them to make decisions about their route. As a result, most technicians have been with GrowinGreen for over 5 years. It also meant organizing better routing, investing in better trucks and equipment and working on educating his technicians.

In addition to lowering tech-turnover, Jonathan says he’s reduced his customer cancel rate from 19%-to-15%, while increasing his revenue per truck by 60%.

Watch the 7.5-minute video above for additional advice on running a lean, efficient lawn care business. If you're reading this blog via email, click here to access the video.


Want to learn more?

If you want to learn more about GrowinGreen Lawn Care, how they have grown their business and the results they have seen with Holganix products, click the button below to watch the full 51-minute webinar recording.

Watch Jonathan's Video Interview

 

How can you start implementing Holganix products into your lawn care or tree and shrub program?

If you’re interested in implementing Holganix products into your lawn care program, I recommend downloading your region’s Holganix Soil Smart Program. Holganix Soil Smart Programs are turn-key and consist of all the products needed for a fertilization program including fertilizer, herbicides and of course, your Holganix plant probiotics. However, unlike a traditional fertilizer program, the Holganix Soil Smart Program requires fewer fertilizers and pesticides to create a green, weed-free lawn.

Soil Smart Fertilizer Program

If you have any questions about designing your fertilizer program, or if you want to build a tree and shrub program with Holganix products, feel free to speak with one of our local experts at Holganix. You can schedule a meeting with a Holganix expert by clicking the button below.

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5 Tips For Planning Your 2019 Fertilizer Program

Fertilizer Program

With only two months to go until the new year, now is the perfect time to strategize what 2019 will look like for your lawn and landscape company. In specific, what will your agronomic program look like, and are you adding any new services this year like tree and shrub applications or aeration services? These are the two big questions we’ll explore in today’s blog.


Planning Your Agronomic Program

Most of the time, agronomic programs fluctuate throughout the year based on weather. For example, too much rain causes problems with disease, and two little could spell for a nasty summer. Regardless of Mother Nature’s whims, it’s important to strategize what your ideal agronomic program looks like to ensure a successful year. Here are three tips from Dr. Bob, our Director of Soil and Plant Science.

 

1. Nutrients Matter

We all know those three numbers on the bag stand for Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium, and while getting the appropriate quantity of each nutrient is important, quality may matter even more so. Not all forms of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are created equally. Here are two items to consider when looking at your nutrients.

Looking at Timing: Slow vs Quick-Release

Is your nutrient source a quick- or slow-release? For example, when it comes to the source of nitrogen are you using a quick-release urea or a slow-release methylated or triazone urea? Or some other source entirely? There are instances when you are looking for a quick green up, but often a program containing slow-release urea will provide a better, long-term green up.

>>Learn more about the difference between slow and quick-release nitrogen sources on this blog.

Compare Use Rate to Understand Cost

When comparing two fertilizer costs don’t just compare the cost of one bag to another, factor in the use rate of each fertilizer to get to cost per round. Cost per round will be your “True Cost” for that fertilizer.

 

2. Going Organic? Going Hybrid-Organic?

Are you looking to create a hybrid-organic program or a fully organic program? Many Holganix customers prefer to utilize a hybrid-organic program that provides the quick results associated with a traditional, synthetic program and the long-term benefits of an organic one. Often, a hybrid-organic program provides benefits like a green, weed-free lawn, increased soil health, less surge growth and the ability to market your earth-friendly message to homeowners.

If you’re interested in going with a hybrid-organic program, be sure to download your Holganix Soil Smart Program!

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Holganix Soil Smart Programs are turn-key and consist of all the products needed for a fertilization program including fertilizer, herbicides and of course, your Holganix plant probiotics. However, unlike a traditional fertilizer program, the Holganix Soil Smart Program requires fewer fertilizers and pesticides to create a green, weed-free lawn.

>>Download Your Holganix Soil Smart Program

 

3. Speak With a Local Expert!

If you have any questions about designing your 2019 fertilizer program, feel free to speak with one of our local experts at Holganix. You can schedule a meeting with a Holganix expert by clicking the button below.

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Adding Additional Services in 2019

Are you currently offering lawn fertilizer applications and looking to branch out into additional services to increase your revenue and gross margin. Adding additional services is a great way to increase your revenue per customer which in turn should increase your margins. These are services your customers are often either receiving from a competitor or are DIYing. Here are two services to consider adding in 2019.


1. Tree and Shrub Programs

On average you can expect 10-to-30% of your current customers to sign up for a tree and shrub program. That’s like new found money. If you’re anxious to get started because (1) you don’t know how to sell it, (2) you don’t know how to price it, or (3) you don’t know how to build a tree and shrub program, don’t fret - we’ve got your back!

Download the Holganix Tree and Shrub Box for tools on how to price out a tree and shrub program and free marketing pieces to help push the program to customers. You are also welcome to leverage one of our horticulturists or local lawn care experts for help designing a program.

>>Download Your Tree & Shrub Box


2. Aeration Services

Why should you market aeration services to current customers? Not only is it additional revenue with high margins, but by aerating the turf, you’re providing a better soil ecosystem for the lawn. For help getting started, download our Holganix Aeration Box containing several tools to help you market and sell aeration services to customers.

>>Download Your Aeration Box


The Big Take-Aways

In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Make sure you take advantage of the next two months to plan out your 2019 agronomic program and any additional services you may offer in the coming season. Also, to help you get started, leverage the free resources we listed above or any others provided by distributors. And lastly, don’t hesitate to reach out to the team at Holganix if you have any questions, we are here to help!

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[PODCAST] Farm Tank Interviews Barrett Ersek on Gratitude and Business Innovation

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"A wise person learns from his experience, but an extremely wise person learns from the experience of others" — Barrett Ersek

Today's blog article comes from FarmTank Podcasts by Jordan Van Trump! Click the button below to access the podcast, or read Jordan's summarized highlights below. Be sure to sign up for Farm Tank Podcasts and share the podcast with friends!
 
A big thank you to Farm Tank and Jordan Van Trump for interview Barrett and sharing our Holganix story. 
 
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Barrett Ersek, Founder and CEO of the Holganix, is a true American entrepreneur. Listen to this podcast to learn a collection of insight about building your own business even when you think all the cards are stacked against you. Barrett sold his first company for $3.5 million, his second for over $10 million, and is currently in the process of building another multimillion dollar venture. This man has a lot to share when it comes to overcoming adversity and the significance of gratitude in business as well as life. He has personally had to overcome many challenges and obstacles, many that would have stopped most people, but not Barrett Ersek. Not only did he overcome adversity, but he has excelled every step of the way.Barrett has been invited to lecture at places like MIT, The London School of Business, and the India School of Business.
 
Barrett now has his sights set on finding new and innovative ways to improve soil health and to leave a lasting footprint on earth. In this podcast episode, Barrett and I have great discussions about business and life. He shares some extremely valuable lessons he has learned along his amazing journey.
 
We also talk about a wide variety of topics such as: deep sea fishing in the Caribbean, meeting Brother David Steindl-Rast, and some of the best Philly cheese-steaks in Philadelphia. Listen to the podcast below to learn more about this earth changing agronomist and influential American Entrepreneur.
 
 
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7.5 Ways To Grow Your Lawn and Landscape Business In Fall

Grow Your Lawn and Landscape Business

Just because the spring season has come and passed doesn't mean there aren't opportunities to grow in the fall! In fact, about 25% of your business' growth may come from the fall season. Start planning your sale and marketing initiatives now to ensure you take advantage of the fall season growth period.

 Watch the webinar below to learn about the 7.5 Ways To Grow Your Lawn and Landscape Business In Fall. Or, if you prefer to read your material, skip the video and peruse the highlights from the webinar below.

 

Resources From The Webinar

Looking for any of the resources mentioned during the webinar, download all of your tools below.

  1. Holganix Soil Smart Program - Your turn-key, regional fertilizer program.
  2. Holganix Aeration Box
  3. Holganix Tree & Shrub Box
  4. Grow Your Tree & Shrub Business eBook
  5. Holganix Flower Box
  6. Holganix Launch Box

 

Tip #1 - Low Hanging Fruit: Targeting Your Cancel List When Lawns Are At Their Weakest

The wonderful thing about cancelled customers is that they are already familiar with your company. Consider that just because a customer cancelled services, doesn’t mean they were an unhappy customer; many customers cancel to take advantage of a price break or discount offered by a competitor. Targeting your cancel list when lawns are at a weak point right after summer, is the perfect opportunity to bring in new sales. In fact, often if you conduct a mail campaign to cancelled customers you can expect an close rate of 2.5 - 5%; if you combine a mail campaign with a call, the close rate can reach as high as 20%.


Tip #2 - Golden Streets: Targeting Your Most Profitable Prospects

Golden streets are where your most profitable customers live. By focusing on neighbors of your most profitable customers, you acquire more profitable sales. Most golden streets are selected because they have over 100 homes in a neighborhood, usually have two working adults, and homes are at least two years old.


Tip #3 - Upsell Opportunity #1: Aeration & Overseeding

Upselling current customers on aeration and overseeding, is not only good for the customer’s turf, but it is good for your company’s wallet. Aeration and overseeding revenue can come close to or rival the revenue gained from that customer’s entire year of lawn care services. Consider also that your customers already know and trust your services, so upselling them is easier than any cold call to acquire a new customer.


Tip #4 - Guerilla Marketing: Getting Creative To Make An Impact

Guerilla marketing is about being creative and cost effective in your sales and marketing approach. An example of guerilla marketing might be throwing frisbees with your company information and an offer in a neighborhood. Watch the video for other examples of guerilla marketing.


Tip #5 - Designing a Fall Program for New Customers and DIY Homeowners

Package a fall program that you can sell to new customers and DIY homeowners that would normally conduct their own lawn care services. Specifically, target leads that you have pitched in the past but haven’t yet sold. You can also look at targeting your cancelled customers with a new fall program.


Tip #6 - Capturing Money Early With Late Season Prepays

Prepay invoices are often sent to customers to encourage them to pay in advance of services and are usually a big focus for Q1 in the lawn care industry. However, offering late season prepays doesn’t necessarily need to involve a discount. In fact, instead of a discount, try offering an additional service for free such as a flea and tick application.


Tip #7 - Upsell Opportunity #2: Plant Installation

One thing lawn and landscape professionals often don’t think about is the fall planting opportunity. Even if you aren’t installing the new landscape, your company can offer a “plant start application” of Holganix Bio 800+ product in order to ensure that the landscape doesn’t just survive, but thrive.


Tip #7.5 - Upsell Opportunity #3: Tree & Shrub Maintenance Application

Offering a tree and shrub program is another way to secure additional revenue from current customers. In fact, you can expect between 10 - 20% of your current customers to sign up for a tree and shrub program.

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Case Study: Healthier, Stronger Trees and Shrubs at Waynes Environmental Service

Waynes environmental

What does it take to become a landscape and pest control powerhouse in the Birmingham, Alabama market? For Waynes Environmental Service in Birmingham, Alabama it is a winning mix of legacy, culture and great results.

Waynes Environmental Service has been operating for over 40 years and serves 50,000+ homes and families to meet their landscape and pest control needs. “Apply monthly pest control applications for a local elementary school was our first customer,” mentions Justin Brown, the Regional Lawn Services Leader at Waynes’, “today our business serves 60,000 families and businesses.”

But despite the growth, Waynes’ has always kept its family of team members, customers and community foremost in mind. “For our company, our family of team members and customers means everything, and you can really feel that when you work here.” Waynes also gives back to the community through several charitable organizations.

According to the team… erm - family -, “Charitable work isn’t just something we do. It’s something we GET to do because of YOU.”

And, when it comes to results, “every little thing matters a lot.” For their tree and shrub services, they harness the power of Holganix Bio 800+ Tree & Shrub to nourish healthier trees, shrubs and ornamentals.

 

Results with Holganix Bio 800+ Tree & Shrub

According to Justin, “We started using the product in the summer of 2016.” He tested the product on Crape Myrtles suffering from sooty mold and Indian Hawthornes suffering from leaf spot. Because Holganix Bio 800+ Tree & Shrub is focused on boosting plant resilience by building healthy soil, the Crape Myrtles and Indian Hawthorns have seen drastically less disease pressure. “That test is what convinced us to implement Holganix Bio 800+ Tree & Shrub  throughout our applications,” admits Justin.

Since implementing the product in their tree and shrub program, “we’ve seen a reduction in disease stress and just an overall healthier plant. The growth, vigor and color has all improved and the plants just look fuller.” Justin also notes that if the plants are hit by some sort of stress, he has seen a much faster recovery; “they bounce back faster,” explains Justin.

The fact that Wayne’s uses Holganix Bio 800+ Tree & Shrub also helps them differentiate from their competition.Holganix Bio 800+ Tree & Shrub is one of the first things we mention when discussing our tree and shrub applications with customers and prospects. They love the fact that it is not only organic but provides amazing results.”

Holganix Bio 800+ Tree & Shrub has really lived up to our expectations,” says Justin. “It’s created great results, provides a leg up on the competition and the Holganix team has been great to work with.”


Want to learn more about Holganix Bio 800+ Tree & Shrub

If you want to learn more about Holganix Bio 800+ Tree & Shrub, be sure to watch this 25 minute video featuring an interview between Holganix’s Rob McCoy and our horticulturist, Ed Karpyn.

>>Click here to watch the video

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Holganix Welcomes Chris Knapp and Erick Alpizar To The Team!

New Hires

“We are excited to announce that Chris Knapp and Erick Alpizar have been hired to manage the Midwest and Northeast regions respectively,” states Holganix National Sales Manager, Rob McCoy. As Territory Managers, Knapp and Alpizar are tasked with managing client relations in their territories. “Both Chris and Erick are industry veterans with a lot of experience to offer Holganix customers,” notes McCoy.

 

Chris Knapp - Territory Sales Manager for Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas

Chris Knapp has over 10 years of experience in the landscape industry. He began his career as the project lead for Blue Ribbon Lawn Care, after which he became the Branch Manager for Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply. Knapp has a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Oregon. According to Knapp, “I’m looking forward to helping contractors reach their sustainability, agronomic and sales goals through the use of Holganix products.”

Watch our video interview with Chris Knapp below for additional information about Chris’ background and why he is excited about joining team Holganix! If you are reading this blog via email, click here to watch his video.

 

Erick Alpizar - Territory Sales Manager for the Northeast

Erick Alpizar is now the Territory Manager for the Northeast Region. Alpizar brings over 30 years of experience in the landscape industry and over 10 years of experience in sustainability. He began his career in 1983 as a crew supervisor for The Brickman Group (Now known as Brightview), eventually rising through the ranks to become the Regional Manager for the Delaware Valley Region in 2006. Following his tenure with The Brickman Group, Erick became Director of Operations at Sharp’s Landscaping Inc and Director of Marketing and Sales at Elements Lawn Care. He has an Associates degree in Agriculture Science and Forestry from the Agricultural Technical Institute of Costa Rica.

Watch our video interview with Erick Alpizar below for additional information about Erick’s background and why he is excited about joining team Holganix! If you are reading this blog via email, click here to watch his video. 

 

Get in Touch!

As Territory Managers, Knapp and Alpizar are responsible for managing and strengthening distributor and end-user relations, educating distributor teams about Holganix products, and growing the business in their respective territories.

If you are a distributor, customer or prospect and would like to get in touch with your new territory managers, see their contact information below!

Chris Knapp

Email: Cknapp@Holganix.com

Erick Alpizar

Email: Ealpizar@Holganix.com


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3.5 Signs Your Turf Suffers From Heat Stress

summer heat

Summer is a tough season for all plants and turf is no exception. During the summer months, the turf is often stressed from heat, insects and diseases. Brown patches appear that look unsightly or if conditions are too hot and dry, the turf may go into dormancy as a protective measure. If one of your lawns is suffering use the below 3.5 signs below to determine if the stress is caused from too much heat or drought.

 

1. The “Tug” Test 

Even during a drought, established turf will still have extensive root systems. Conduct a “Tug” Test by locating a brown patch and pulling on the turf. If the turf doesn’t pull easily from the soil, chances are good that your turf is browning due to drought. If it does pull easily, insects or disease could be an issue. 

 

2. The Screwdriver Test

Push a screwdriver into the soil in both a brown and green turf area. If the screwdriver pushes easily in the green lawn but won’t penetrate the brown patch, the soil is dry and heat is the problem. Credit for this test goes to Bayer’s blog! 

 

3. Random or Uniform

When drought is a culprit, the brown patches appear randomly. If the pattern is more uniform, it could be a different underlying issue.

 

3.5 Early Signs

Prepare for summer stress by keeping an eye out for wilted grass blades and by checking to see if footprints remain on the grass after it is walked on. 

 

Heat and drought stress can be a headache for lawn and landscape contractors but once the moisture returns, established turf will recover. Depending on your region, it may take three-to-four weeks for the turf to come out of dormancy and begin to green up again; providing extra water won’t speed up the process. If you are dealing with a new, young lawn, don’t let it go into dormancy. Without the extensive root growth, the lawn may not survive dormancy without injury.

To learn more about dealing with drought and summer related stress on turf, watch our 5.5 minute video below featuring Holganix CEO, Barrett Ersek.

 

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3.5 Tools To Push Summer Sales At Your Lawn Care Company

lawn care company marketing

Just because the lawn and landscape world tends to slow down in the summer doesn’t mean your business should. Use the upcoming summer slow season to sell your services to prospects or to upsell current customers. Below are 3.5 tools to help you push lawn and landscape sales during the slow summer months.


1. How to Grow Your Tree and Shrub Business eBook

Did you know that you can expect 10-to-30% of your current customers to sign up for tree and shrub applications? For those offering or thinking of offering tree and shrub services, this is the eBook for you. In the eBook you’ll learn:

1. How to market your tree and shrub business to current customers… including access to several marketing tools we have developed to help you get started

2. How to price out tree and shrub applications

3. What materials you will need to get started

>>Download Your eBook Here


2. Flower Marketing Box

Marketing your current flower care program (or adding one if it is not a current service) can serve as an excellent source of high margin, additional revenue from current customers. Early summer is a great time to offer any type of plant health care services (whether they be tree and shrub or flower focused) because the rising temperatures combined with rain provides a breeding ground for insects and disease. Download your Flower Marketing Box and rip off an duplicate the following from us: 

1. Content - Steal our flower information copy to include on letters to current customers, your email newsletter and/or blog.

2. Social Media - Grab our visual social media posts to help advertise your flower program to fans and followers on social media networks.

3. Video - Include our video on your website, blog, email newsletter and social media efforts, explaining why flower applications are important to the overall look of a yard.

>>Download Your Marketing Box Here


3. Aeration Marketing Box

If your region tends to conduct aeration and overseeding services in the fall, begin marketing that service to current customers and prospects in the late summer. In the Aeration Marketing Box, you will find several tools to help market your aeration program to current homeowners. Plus, aeration is not only a high margin revenue stream for your business, but also by aerating the turf, you provide a better soil ecosystem for the lawn and that means your homeowners will see better results. What’s in the box?

1. Two aeration postcards

2. Letter to send to current customers touting the benefits of including an aeration service

3. Video to upload onto your website and share in your social media efforts discussing aeration applications

4. Education materials on aeration and Holganix products

>>Download Your Aeration Marketing Box Here


3.5 Summer Weather Marketing Box

We made this tool number 3.5 because it’s not a sales tool, rather it’s a customer service tool. That’s because getting your homeowners prepared for summer weather can be tough, especially since homeowners have high expectations for their landscapes and little knowledge on how to properly care for them. Utilize our Summer Weather Marketing Box to help educate summer weather landscape care to your homeowners. What’s in the box?

1. Copy to use in a blog post, email newsletter, website or as a mailer to customers

2. Social Media posts to help spread the word about your summer weather education

>>Download Your Summer Weather Marketing Box


Want to learn more about summer and turf?

Attend our upcoming webinar on the 5 Ways To Prepare Turf For Summer Heat on June 21 at 2:00 PM EDT. One of the most challenging times to maintain a healthy lawn is during the hot summer months. A combination of scorching heat and lack of rainfall coupled with the need to apply product without potentially burning turf generates a tasty headache for all lawn and landscape contractors. Attend our webinar to learn 5 tips to help you prepare for the fight against summer!

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Are Your Lawns Ready For Summer?

Prepare for summer heat

One of the most challenging times to maintain a healthy lawn is during the hot summer months. A combination of scorching heat and lack of rainfall coupled with the need to apply product without potentially burning turf, generates a nasty headache for all lawn and landscape contractors. Do you have a fertilizer program in place to deliver the results your homeowners require during the stressful summer months?

Download your region’s Holganix Soil Smart Program! The Holganix Soil Smart Program is turn-key and consists of all the products needed for a fertilization program including fertilizer, herbicides and of course, your Holganix plant probiotics.

>>Skip the rest of the article and download your program here


What is included in your Soil Smart Program during the summer months?

During the summer months, our top two goals are to provide continued green throughout the season, and to assist in summer stress recovery by incorporating (1) Holganix PB1 LTO 4-0-2, (2) Holganix Blue Sky 21-0-0 and (3) Holganix Bio 800 Lawn.

Holganix PB1 LTO 4-0-2 - Holganix PB1 LTO is a targeted plant probiotic that provides a small dose of nutrients (plant food) while also increasing the turf’s ability to uptake nutrients. Watch our 1.5 minute video on Holganix PB1 LTO below for more information. If you are reading this blog vial email, click here for the video.

 

 

 

Holganix Blue Sky 21-0-0 - Holganix Blue Sky is a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer which provides a steady feed of nutrients to the turf throughout the summer while minimizing burn potential. Watch our 45 second video testimonial featuring a contractor using Holganix Blue Sky during the summer months. If you are reading this blog via email. click here for the video. 

 

 

 

Holganix Bio 800+ Lawn - Holganix Lawn is an organic plant probiotic that provides an army of over 800 species of soil microbes. During the summer months, Holganix Lawn will be focused on providing stress recovery and fortifying plant strength. Watch our 1.5 minute video for additional information on Holganix Bio 800+ products including Holganix Lawn. If you are reading this blog via email, click here for the video.  

 

 

Download Your Soil Smart Program to Prepare for Summer

The Soil Smart Programs are:

  • Turn-key and include any input needed to create a green, weed free lawn – this means herbicides, fertilizers and your Holganix plant probiotics are all included.
  • Designed regionally to fit your soil and turf types.
  • Reviewed by Holganix PhD agronomists.
  • Provides both a quick plant response and long-term plant resilience.
  • Reduces the need for chemicals so contractors are using a sustainable program.

What does your region’s Soil Smart Program look like? Click the button below to access your Soil Smart Program and start planning out your summer applications.

DOWNLOAD YOUR PROGRAM

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[VIDEO] Lawn and Landscape Companies Discuss Holganix Products

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Lawn and landscape company owners are raving about their experience with Holganix Bio 800+ products. Designed to build plant strength and reduce the need for chemical inputs, Holganix Bio 800+ products are teeming with over 800 species of soil microbes, among other ingredients.

Over the last month, we’ve conducted several video interviews with Holganix customers to capture their thoughts on the results they are seeing in the field. Read (and watch) their interviews below as they discuss how they use three core Holganix Bio 800products: Holganix LawnHolganix Bloom and Holganix Tree & Shrub. If you are reading this video via email, click here to access the videos.


New South Lawn & Landscape - Charlotte, NC 

“I’ve been using Holganix Lawn for three seasons now,” says Will Dixon from New South Lawn and Landscape in Charlotte, NC. According to Will, the biggest result he has seen is reductions in chemical inputs. “We’ve reduced down to 60%,” states Will. “We’ve had a great experience with [Holganix Lawn].”

Holganix Lawn is often used by contractors as part of a Soil Smart fertilizer program, designed to reduce the use of chemicals and provide predictable green, weed-free results. Holganix Lawn increases rooting, reduces the need for chemical inputs like fertilizer and herbicides and increases plant resilience during stressful conditions. Holganix Lawn is part of the Bio 800family of products.

Download your region’s Soil Smart Program, containing Holganix Lawn, here.



Summers Maintenance - Augusta, GA

Summers Maintenance has been using Holganix Bloom for two years and reports that their flowers are the “biggest and most robust they have ever seen”. According to owner Kevin Summers, Bloom is increasing plant strength and that has led to lower pest pressure. “The healthier the plant, the less the pest wants to mess with it,” explains Kevin. “Truly, if you want to give your flowers a giant boom, I would definitely use [Holganix Bloom].”

Holganix Bloom is part of the Bio 800+ family of products and is designed to build stronger, more colorful flowers. Contractors often use Holganix Bloom when installing new plant material to help the plant take root and thrive in its new habitat.

SummYou can learn more about Holganix Bloom here.

 

Matthew Ward Landscapes - Summerville, SC 

According to Adam from Matthew Ward Landscapes, “we love using Holganix Tree & Shrub because of what it does to the soil.”  According to Adam, Summerville, South Carolina has poor clay soils and by adding the biology from Holganix Tree & Shrub to the soils, he is able to improve those conditions which improves plant performance.

Holganix Tree & Shrub is part of the Bio 800+ family of products and is designed to improve vigor in ornamentals, reduce the need for chemical inputs and increase the plant’s resilience to stressful conditions. Holganix Tree & Shrub is often used during installs and during maintenance applications.

You can learn more about Holganix Tree and Shrub here.

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