Start to Treat Soil Contamination in a Few Easy Steps with SoilMD
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It's easy - Apply SoilMD with a Hose End Applicator
You simply apply SoilMD to your lawn and/or garden. Use a hose end applicator designed for liquids.
In Some Cases Water SoilMD Into the Soil After Applying
For contaminated soil, after you have applied SoilMD, water the soil few minutes to wash it into the soil. For treating plants exposed to toxins do NOT wash it off the plants. Soak the plants and surrounding areas thoroughly but leave SoilMD on the foliage where it can work to neutralize toxins.
Repeating Applications Frequently May Be Required
Repeating applications of SoilMD frequently may be required depending on the severity of the damage and the urgency to get the soil repaired or to neutralize toxins in order to rescue plants. In extreme cases you may need to repeat applications every day for 6 days and then every week for several weeks.
Unlike other liquid fertilizers and amendments that give you a dilution amount or setting on a sprayer, SoilMD 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 SoilMD.
Repair of contaminated soil requires a tremendous amount of biological activity. SoilMD provides the environment and biology necessary to achieve this activity.
Follow the Steps Below
Emergency Plant and Soil Treatment
Before You Get Started
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
SoilMD is an inexpensive liquid amendment that is easy to apply directly to your garden, lawn or around your trees and shrubs or wherever your contaminated soil might be.
Multiple applications are required to decontaminate your soil. Apply SoilMD every week for 4 weeks to contaminated soil.
When applying to garden plants accidentally sprayed with herbicide SoilMD must be applied within 15 minutes. When applying to larger trees accidentally sprayed with herbicide SoilMD must be applied with 24 hours.
Multiple applications will required to decontaminate herbicides. Do not apply during rain. For garden plants, thoroughly soak plant foliage every hour for 4 hours. For trees thoroughly soak leaves and branches as well as the soil around the root system every day for 5 days.
For general soil contamination, such as treating construction sites before landscaping, SoilMD can be applied when temperatures are hot or cool even before a rain storm.
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Here is How SoilMD Works
Soil can become contaminated in a variety of ways from construction waste, chemical spills, sterilizing treatments, etc. SoilMD treats the soil so that microbial activity can survive in harsh environments and work to break down the chemical toxins. As the toxins break down the building blocks of the toxins are separated where they typically become non-toxic as individual parts. Where toxins are not broken down or the parts remain toxic the microbes work as a community to surround the toxins and bind them to the soil, isolating them from contact with their environment and the environment of other soil organisms and plants.
SoilMD is Safe for Kids and Pets when Used as Directed
SoilMD is safe for pets and kids when it is applied as directed. For soil contamination apply SoilMD to your soil using a hose end applicator and then wash it into the soil with your hose or sprinklers.
Herbicide sometimes gets in contact with plants because of misting or over spray that reaches unintended areas. In some cases SoilMD can negate the effects of the herbicide and save the plants. For plants that have accidentally been treated with herbicide, apply SoilMD within 30 minutes of applying the herbicide completely soaking the plant and soil. Do not rinse off of the plant foliage. Retreat the area every day for 6 days. May not work on fast acting herbicides. Usually trees take longer to respond to an herbicide and can sometimes be treated a day or two after being exposed.
SoilMD can be Applied During Cool or Hot Temperatures
SoilMD can be applied any time of year even in hot and cool temperatures. As usual microbial activity will go in and out of dormancy as the temperatures drop below 40° F and become active again above that temperature. Even during cooler temperatures the soil can exceed the air temperature and microbes can actively work to repair soil.
SoilMD can be applied even in hot temperatures.
SoilMD is All Natural
SoilMD is all natural consisting of naturally occurring ingredients including a proprietary blend of organic acids, beneficial soil microbes, nitrogen and sulfur.
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