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Why is Dog Urine Killing My Grass?

There is an analogy we use when explaining why dog urine burns a lawn. Think of a dog urine spot as evidence your lawn is overweight and has a slow metabolism. A burn spot in your lawn is the result of an excessive amount of nitrogen found in dog urine. This nitrogen has overwhelming the soil’s ability to metabolize it into usable growth nutrients. Like an overweight person, the soil has consumed too many “calories”… Continue reading

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Improving Clay Soil Around Growing Vegetables

Improving Clay Soil Around Growing Vegetables ClayMend is ideal for using in vegetable gardens whether it is applied before being planted or whether there are plants already growing. It consists of naturally occurring organic acids, microbes some nitrogen and sulfur…

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How Dog Urine Affects Soil pH

A lot of people work hard to have a lush green lawn. When pee spots from our pets appear we can easily get frustrated. We want to take action to stop the pee spots. We often jump to the conclusion that they are caused by an imbalance in the pH of the dog urine. This often leads to home remedies such as baking soda, gypsum, or… Continue reading

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Soil Amendments

Amending a soil is somewhat different than mulching, in that it is a material that is added to improve physical properties such as drainage, aeration, structure, permeability, water retention and water infiltration. Its main goal is to enhance the environment so that…

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Enrich Your Soil

The study of soil can be dated back to mankind’s very existence. From the Greek historian Xenophon (450–355 B.C.) to today’s multitude of scientists looking for tomorrows answers, we at HumicGreen found a great way to enrich your soil with SoilEnliven. Continue reading

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Giving More to Your Plants to Get More from Your Plants

When we talk about giving more to your plants, we’re not talking about more fertilizer per say, rather more variety of food for your plants. There are major fertilizers that we typically use on our plants but there are other nutrients, trace nutrients that are often found in our soil. The key to unlocking these trace nutrients is healthy aerobic microbial activity… Continue reading

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Compost – The Complete Break Down

Compost is decaying organic matter. A keyword we want to talk about is decaying. Microbes are not only desired for healthy plant growth, they are required. They are also required in the process of decaying compost. When you add compost to the soil, microbes that started the decaying process join with microbes that are in the soil… Continue reading

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