Presley one of our adorable PetiGreen Customers in Colorado. This series of pictures was taken over the course of the summer in 2013. We want to thank this customer. The time she spent documenting the process we greatly appreciate. We have added quotations under each picture to help narrate the process.
The Process of Restoring the Health of the Soil
This is a picture of their small 150 sq ft courtyard. The customer is applying 4 oz of PetiGreen with a hose end applicator. The amount is based on our 3,2,1,Go program. The first application rate is 2 oz per 100 sq ft so the recommended amount for this small yard is 3-4 oz of PetiGreen. Application is easy. Just pour into a liquid type hose end applicator (not supplied), add water, and apply it to your entire lawn. PetiGreen will not harm flowers, vegetables or other types of plants and is non toxic.
“PetiGreen is specifically formulated to not only neutralize excess salts and toxins but to build the beneficial microbes essential to soil health. When your soil is healthy it can not only metabolize urine before it can damage your lawn. As a result this same urine will actually help to feed your lawn by transforming it into essential lawn nutrients”
This picture was taken 4 weeks after the first application of PetiGreen. We recommend a second application 3 weeks after the initial application. The second application rate is 1-1.5 oz per 100 sq ft. This picture was taken before the 2nd application of 2 oz. In the picture above the pet urine spots have started to diminish as the microbes go to work.
“As the population of microbes in the soil grows and expands, the urine is beginning to metabolize into plant nutrients and the urine spots are getting smaller and less pronounced. The process of restoring the health of your soil to a point where it can prevent pet urine spots from forming can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, but once established, is easier to maintain.“
Spots Continue as Soil Microbe Population Increases
This picture was taken 6 weeks after the initial application. This lawn had a temporary setback and the customer got concerned enough to call our customer service department. We recommended an additional application of 2 oz of PetiGreen.
“Adding fertilizer during the process can disrupt the process by increasing the nitrogen levels so high that even the expanding microbial population has a hard time keeping up. We recommend withholding fertilizer until new urine spots have stopped forming, as excess nitrogen will delay or inhibit the process and the urine spots will continue. Even after the ‘3, 2, 1, Go!’ program we recommend reducing fertilizer usage by at least 50% since the microbial population will process that fertilizer more efficiently. Restoring the health of the soil can take more time and the amount of residual salts, residue from pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers as well as other toxins can all effect how the lawn recovers. We see these fluctuations in old lawns and in new lawns, especially new sod.”
Last Picture taken 10 weeks after first application. There have been 3 PetiGreen applications to this lawn. The customer was getting ready to apply a 4th application of 2 oz after taking the picture. Very few new urine spots have appeared and the old spots are starting to heal and fill in.
By applying 2 oz of PetiGreen to their lawn every 6-8 weeks they will be able to control future pet urine spots in their lawn.
“PetiGreen when used in conjunction with smart fertilization practices, will give you a thicker greener lawn as well as a deeper, more urine resistant root system resulting in a continued reduction in size and number of pet urine spots, eventually preventing them entirely in most cases.“