Spread Happiness with Organic Fertilizer

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Organic Soil Solutions uses a soy-based fertilizer that is nutritious and delicious for the soil bacteria and fungi.

They, in turn, provide a healthy snack for the protozoa and nematodes. A little too much nitrogen for their taste, however, and the excess is released in the form of ammonium (NH4+). All this wining and dining usually occurs near the root system of a plant, which slurps up these nutrients like a 15-year-old with a chocolate shake.

When a new house is built; the subsoil is often brought to the surface, packed down by machinery and covered up by a thin layer of soil and sod. As the text in the ad above states, “You don’t need soil to grow a lawn.” There is no soil biology.

Synthetic, water soluble nitrogen from natural gas is taken up directly by the plant and pesticides are applied to control opportunistic weeds and pests. The excess runs off into the groundwater.

When we apply our organic fertilizer, we like to think we spread happiness. A happy soil makes for a happy lawn and that makes for a happy home owner.

This is the time of year when the lawns start to fade in the heat. That’s the natural order of things. A healthy lawn will bounce back in the fall. Mow high.

As always, please call us at (781) 937-9992, send us at note or email mikem@organicsoilsolutions.com with any questions or concerns.