Start to Mend Your Unproductive Soil in a Few Easy Steps with SoilMend
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It's easy - Apply SoilMend with a Hose End Applicator
You simply apply SoilMend to your lawn and/or garden. Use a hose end applicator designed for liquids.
Water SoilMend Into the Soil After Applying
After you have applied SoilMend, water the garden or lawn for a few minutes to wash it into the soil. SoilMend 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 benefits can occur.
Repeating Applications Can be Beneficial
Repeating applications of SoilMend can result in accumulated improvements to your soil the first year you use it. You can repeat applications every 4 to 6 weeks if desired. After the first year one treatment annually should keep your soil energetic and productive.
Unlike other liquid fertilizers and amendments that give you a dilution amount or setting on a sprayer, SoilMend 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 SoilMend.
Some soils can have their beneficial biology greatly reduced. This can damage soil structure. SoilMend can help restore soil structure of formerly productive soil to the level it once was.
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Before You Start
First, you need a hose end applicator designed to measure and apply liquids. Spray applicators for dissolving powders (like Miracle Gro) will not evenly distribute liquids.
Applicators 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
SoilMend is an inexpensive liquid amendment that is easy to apply directly to your lawn, garden or around your trees and shrubs.
A single application will provide improvement to your soil but we recommend applying SoilMend 4 or 5 times during the first year of use for accumulated improvement to your unproductive soil. After that apply SoilMend once a year (spring or fall) to keep your soil productive.
As microbes process old plant residue they can leave your soil with the ability to hold more water and nutrients.
Microbial improvement of the soil can be sustained for longer periods of time than other soil amendments.
Repeated use can make improvements to your soil especially the first year. After that one application per year will help maintain improvements you have made in the soil.
SoilMend can be applied when temperatures are hot or cool even while it is raining.
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Here is How SoilMend Works
Soils that were once productive can become unproductive through neglect, misuse, change of use, or abuse (usually unintentionally). SoilMend helps restore the environment of the soil transforming it back to its formerly productive state.
SoilMend is Safe for Kids and Pets when Used as Directed
SoilMend is safe for pets and kids when it is applied as directed. Apply SoilMend to your garden or lawn using a hose end applicator and then wash it into the soil after each application with your sprinklers.
SoilMend can be Applied During Cool or Hot Temperatures
SoilMend can be applied any time of year even in hot and cool temperatures. If your soil has become unproductive now is the best time to apply SoilMend.
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.
SoilMend can be applied even in hot temperatures and will still help improve the soil. We recommend applying it during the cooler part of the day, typically mornings are best. Summer heat can get to a point that it stresses grass and other plants even though biological activity is increasing and soil conditions are improving. The first year you use SoilMend, especially if you start in the heat of the summer, even though it may appear as if you are not getting much results SoilMend can be working to improve the soil even in sweltering heat. In subsequent years the summer heat should not be as much of an issue.
Keep Your Lawn Adequately Watered
You should keep the lawn and garden adequately watered so the grass and plants gets a sufficient amount of water and there is enough moisture for any seeds you plant to germinate.
You should avoid too much water because it can hinder beneficial microbial activity and increase the chance of detrimental fungi.
You can Reduce Fertilizer Pollution
Part of the problem with unproductive soil can be caused by excessive applications of fertilizer. SoilMend helps process unused fertilizer bound in the soil and improve the efficiency of the fertilizer you use.
SoilMend is All Natural
SoilMend is all natural consisting of naturally occurring ingredients including a proprietary blend of organic acids, beneficial soil microbes, organic carbon, nitrogen and sulfur.
SoilMend and SoilEnliven can be Mixed Together
You can mix SoilMend and some of our other soil amendment products such as SoilEnliven together and apply them at the same time.
SoilMend and Soil pH
When a soil becomes unproductive soil pH can become out of balance. SoilMend can help increase microbial activity and help drive soil pH toward back toward neutral.
SoilMend is Beneficial to Vegetables, Lawns and More
SoilMend was designed to be used to improve soil that has become unproductive whether it is used for crop growth, vegetable gardens, lawns, shrubs, flowers and trees.
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