Start to Recycle Old Plant Material Right in the Soil
in a Few Easy Steps with GardenRecycle
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It's easy - Apply GardenRecycle with a Hose End Applicator
Turn your old plant material into the soil, then simply apply GardenRecycle using a hose end applicator designed for liquids.
Water GardenRecycle Into the Soil After Applying
After you have applied GardenRecycle, water your garden for a few minutes to wash it into the soil. GardenRecycle can be applied where plants are growing, and although it will not harm your plants it is best to wash it off of the plants into the soil where the organic recycling can occur.
Repeating with an Application in the Spring Can be Beneficial
It is best to start using GardenRecycle at the end of the growing season, which is typically in the fall. Repeating with an application of GardenRecycle just before the next growing season, which is typically in the spring, can result in a nearly complete breakdown of the old organic material. By the time your new plants start to grow more energy from your soil will be directed back to your plants.
Unlike other liquid fertilizers and amendments that give you a dilution amount or setting on a sprayer, GardenRecycle is applied based on the size of the area you would like to treat. Many hose end applicators come with general instructions for applying other fertilizers. Disregard the instructions that come with the sprayer when applying GardenRecycle.
In addition to breaking down the old organic garden material, GardenRecycle will help keep your soil aerated, help it maintain its structure and maintain good soil pH.
Apply GardenRecycle in the Fall to Break Down Your Old Garden Residue
Before You Start
First, you will need a hose end applicator designed to measure and apply liquids. Spray applicators that are designed to dissolve powders (like Miracle Gro) will not evenly distribute liquids.
Applicators that are designed for liquids are available at many of the big box hardware stores, many local hardware stores and many nurseries. You can also order online from internet retailers such as Amazon.com.
Additional Application Information
Cut or chop up the larger pieces of hard material such as hard stalks, rose stems, corn stalks, large twigs, tree branches, etc. into small chips and turn them into the soil. Till your old garden waste into the soil along with leaves that may fall from your surrounding trees. Apply GardenRecycle with a hose end applicator and water it thoroughly into the soil.
GardenRecycle is an inexpensive liquid amendment that is easy to apply directly to your garden.
A single application at the end of your growing season is usually sufficient to break down most garden waste over the off season. An additional application before the next growing season can help process any residual material before the growing season begins.
As microbes process old plant residue they can leave your soil with the ability to hold more water and nutrients.
GardenRecycle can be applied when temperatures are hot or cool even while it is raining.
Start to Recycle Old Garden Material in Your Garden This Fall with GardenRecycle
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Here is How GardenRecycle Works
The soil is the ideal place to break down old plant material. It contains macro organisms such as earthworms, various insects, a variety of insect larvae, a variety of soil mites, etc. It can also contain micro organisms such as fungi, algae, bacteria, etc. As the organic matter is broken down in the soil it results in more natural distribution of the nutrients and is read for planting without additional work of mixing in compost in the spring. These organisms work in synergy to rapidly break the old material down and store nutrients in the soil for use by plants at a later date. GardenRecycle boosts the number and types of beneficial microbes in the soil that break down the material directly or assist on breaking it down for macro organisms to digest and then complete the job after they have finished. It is these microbes that transform the old organic material into the base nutrients in the right state for the plants to be able to consume them.
GardenRecycle is Safe for Kids and Pets when Used as Directed
GardenRecycle is safe for pets and kids when it is applied as directed. Apply GardenRecycle to your garden using a hose end applicator and then wash it into the soil after each application with your sprinklers or hose.
GardenRecycle can be Applied During Cool or Hot Temperatures
GardenRecycle can be applied any time of year even in hot and cool temperatures though it is more typically applied during cooler fall and spring temperatures.
Apply when normal daytime temperatures are above 45° F. Microbial activity will go in and out of dormancy as the temperatures drop below 40° F and become active again above that temperature.
If needed GardenRecycle can be applied even in hot temperatures and will still work to break down the old garden material. We recommend applying it during the cooler part of the day, typically mornings are best.
Adequately Water the Application Area
When you apply GardenRecycle be sure to adequately water the area to encourage the biological activity.
Fertilize the Application Area
Fertilize the application area with about half or a quarter of the nitrogen you would normally use on your garden . This will help fuel the microbes without overloading the soil with nitrogen.
GardenRecycle is All Natural
GardenRecycle is all natural consisting of naturally occurring ingredients including a proprietary blend of organic acids, a spectrum of beneficial soil microbes, and nitrogen.
GardenRecycle and SoilEnliven can be Mixed Together
You can mix GardenRecycle and SoilEnliven together and apply them both at the same time.
GardenRecycle and Soil pH
The beneficial microbial activity from GardenRecycle will help drive soil pH toward neutral.
GardenRecycle is Beneficial to Vegetables, Flowers and More
GardenRecycle was designed to rapidly break down old orgranic material whose nutrients are returned to the soil to improve soil for vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees. An application on your lawn in the fall or spring can help reduce the buildup of winter thatch.
Frequently Asked Questions
Even though it takes time for the microbial population to increase large enough to prevent urine spots, they can usually process enough nitrogen from the pee spots in just a few weeks so that new grass seed will germinate. This helps keep your lawn greener while the population grows to the size that it can prevent the dog urine spots from forming.
The PetiGreen Routine is an essential the tools that helps to eventually control and prevent dog urine from killing your lawn. Following the PetiGreen Routine natural aeration is improved, organic carbon is built up, fertilizer and water efficiency improves and that results in an even healthier lawn over time.
We recommend reading our Getting Started page when starting to treat the dog urine spots in your lawn.
Fertilizer is the food your plants need but it does nothing to improve your soil or improve the ability of your soil to process it for storage consumption by your plants.
You might think of it like how you would eat a walnut. A walnut is a food you can enjoy but you can only eat it when you crack open the shell to get to the nut. ClayMend works in a similar way of cracking the shell of fertilizer so the plant can get to the nutrients they need.
With all these benefits, until the roots are established into the soil where they are protected from urine they are very susceptible to damage. PetiGreen will help quicken the root establishment process, but we advise trying to remove the dog from the new lawn if possible. Until the roots are well established you will see new urine spots.
Here is an article about Dog Urine and New Sod with more information that might be helpful.
PetiGreen is made up of a proprietary blend of naturally occurring components that build the health and fertility of the soil. Healthy soil is more efficient at metabolizing dog urine.
Fertilizer pollution is an escalating problem in our world and by working with Mother Nature our products build the health and productivity of the soil naturally, we call it being “Powered By Mother Nature”. Products developed with mother natures own systems are beneficial to the environment as well as safe for your family and pets.
PetiGreen increases the soils ability to process nitrogen in pet urine which contains an excessive amount of nitrogen. By adding fertilizer it will increase the amount of nitrogen the microbes in the soil needs to process. It is nitrogen overload that kills the lawn and causes the dog urine spots to form.
Lawns that have been heavily fertilizing over the years can also be high in nitrogen. These lawns tend to have more severe urine damage where the dogs go and it can take much, much longer to process all that extra nitrogen before the soil improves enough to protect against new spots. It is best in areas like these to keep the dog off the area if possible, to reseed after applying PetiGreen and letting the new grass get well established. These soils can take months before they come around.
When there is an excess of nitrogen added to the soil, even when there are no pets, nitrates can build up and diminish microbial activity which impacts lawn and plant growth. By cutting back on nitrogen use, using it sparingly and only when needed, you can actually achieve a greener, healthier lawn.
If you have fertilized already apply PetiGreen as soon as possible so it can start processing the fertilizer and begin to reduce the nitrogen overload in the soil.
It takes quite a bit of time for soil microbes to build to a population large enough to prevent new urine spots but as this population is growing a lot of nitrogen can be processed so that new grass seed will grow. You’ll still get new spots but this will help keep your lawn looking greener until the microbes can prevent the new spots altogether.
In colder climates the microbial population will expand until the cold weather hits and then it will go dormant. In the spring that expanded population will come out of dormancy and pick up right where it left off. Then just continue with the program to improve the soil and expand the microbial population even more until your lawn is completely protected from new dog urine spots.
Application rates less the recommended rates will diminish the effectiveness of PetiGreen and are not recommended.
Even though PetiGreen will not harm your plants it works in the soil so if you spray it on your flowers, vegetables, shrubs, trees, etc. makes sure you rinse it off of the plants so it gets into the soil where it can go to work to improve the soil.
Applying ClayMend™ with an adjustable hose-end sprayer
Just one application of ClayMend will result in some improvement of your soil. However you will get better results in plant growth with multiple applications. Where clay is extremely compacted and where the soil can be worked we recommend a heavy initial application of ClayMend, maybe 2 or 3 times normal, and then 5 or 6 times throughout the first and every couple of months the second year. After you notice significant improvement in your clay a spring and fall application should suffice.
Where clay is extremely compacted but existing plants restrict your ability to work ClayMend into the soil we recommend an application every 6 weeks for your first year. The following year we recommend every two months and after that twice a year.
Do not dilute or mix products together and try to store them as the microbes may become active and react in the storage container and may leak or break the container.
Do not mix any HumicGreen products with other brands of products.
An example of a normal application covering 2400 sq. ft. would typically be to use 7 ounces of product and add some water to the product in the applicator. You could add 12 ounces of water or 20 ounces of water and it would not make a difference as long as you make sure it is all applied evenly over the 2400 sq. ft. area so that all 7 ounces of product are applied to the lawn.
Applying ClayMend™ with an adjustable hose-end sprayer