Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fall is Feeding Time for Plants!!

At the nursery we feed our plants twice annually using a combination of Earth Magic, Protein Crumblies, and TTP Supreme Compost Our fall feeding is done in September. We build soil and introduce beneficial soil microorganisms with Earth Magic while TTP Supreme Compost and Protein Crumblies are used to feed our plants and the soil.

At Trees That Please Nursery we use Soil Secrets Products exclusively to feed our plants, build our soil, and introduce beneficial soil microorganisms. We use no chemical fertilizers or pesticides on any of our plants.

Soil Secrets Products are Healthy Choices that make Healthy Plants which in turn result in Healthy People whether it is from consumption of Healthy Plants or the enjoyment of their beauty and shade to make our living spaces more comfortable.

Earth Magic (also known as TerraPro) is a unique concentrated humus product that contains a broad spectrum of beneficial mycorrhizae fungi and soil enzymes along with a high percentage of Humic Acids.

The objective of this product is to fortify the soil with the best humic acid product possible at the highest concentration possible because they are powerful biologics that can jump start the life of your soil. Humic Acids help soils retain water and plant essential mineral nutrients. Humic Acids can also help provide structure that is essential for drainage in heavy soils. Humic Acid effects on the soil are permanent as they are products of soil chemistry and not the decomposition of organic matter.

The science is clear that most plants and most landscapes including desert plants need a significant level of humic acids in the soil as it’s this substance that defines a top soil. Top soil is a horizon of soil that is rich in Humic Substances and according to research “Humic Acids are essential for a healthy and productive soil” – Journal of Chemical Education, December 2001, Soils Sustain Life!  


In addition, Earth Magic has a full blend of both Endo type and Ecto type mycorrhizal spores. Mycorrhizae are beneficial soil fungi that form associations with plant roots. They become extensions of those roots and help plants explore soil for water and nutrients. Mycorrhizae help your landscape plants endure the stresses of the environment such as heat, drought, dehydration, and poor soils and they are also critical and essential for the long term soil building process to occur.


Protein Crumblies is nature’s best source of nutritional calories for feeding the soil.  Protein Crumblies is derived from selected vegetable proteins. 
 

This product has been selected for the best ratios of amino acids that can provide the highest protein efficiency value possible. Beneficial Soil Microorganisms are part of the ‘Soil Food Web’ and Protein Crumblies can provide these microorganisms a high quality protein with the highest percent nitrogen per unit of protein. This product has a crude protein content providing a source of slow release organic nitrogen. Protein Crumblies can be used as a source of slow release nitrogen for plants.


Use TTP Supreme Compost at label rate to provide a slow release source of plant essential mineral nutrients. Compost is organic matter that is almost gone, reduced to the point that it’s rich in mineral nutrients because of concentration that occurred during the composting process. Compost has little or no recognizable plant material left in it.
 

In essence, compost is organic fertilizer. Compost needs to be treated as a fertilizer and applied lightly to the soil surface or tilled in. DO NOT MULCH WITH COMPOST. If compost is applied inches thick it can potentially burn your plants, they will die, and your soil may become “toxic” for sometime.


Trees That Please Nursery has Earth Magic, Protein Crumblies, and TTP Supreme Compost
available in several container sizes to fit your landscape needs. Use Earth Magic, Protein Crumblies, and  TTP Supreme Compost together to feed your plants and restore your soils health .


Earth Magic, Protein Crumblies, and TTP Supreme Compost are Products of:


Los Lunas, NM

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