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What Is The Soil Secrets Protocol?

TerraPro
TerraPro, the Carbon Matrix.  Is a black granular product that needs to be placed on the surface around the plant or transplant. TerraPro is sold in small homeowner bags or by the ton and you will need the whole ton to plant 2000 plants. EndoMaxima
EndoMaxima, is a mycorrhizal fungi that helps plants uptake water and minerals from the soil.  It also protects plant roots from disease and from harmful parasitic nematodes.   While the best time to use EndoMaxima is while planting the seed before sowing, you can also dust the product onto the roots of your transplants. I use a spice or saltshaker to shake the dust onto the roots before planting.  One pound should be enough to do 2000 plants if you are generous with the product.  Protein Crumblies
Protein Crumblies, is food for the microbes, providing the amino acids that the microbes need to grow more microbes.  Apply one full handful of the granular protein onto the surface, placing the protein around the transplants.   Protein als…

How To Care For A Newly Planted Tree Or Shrub

Optimum Tree Growth will occur if you mulch the tree canopy zone or basin with organics or wood chips to a depth of 4 to 6 inches, leaving a bare 4-inch to 6-inch area directly around the trunk.(The ideal tree planting site is a mulched site, with a radius of 20 feet which is the potential reach of a small tree roots during the first growing season. Soak this zone once per week until the soil is saturated.)A newly planted tree should be watered approximately once every 2-4 days by soaking the tree canopy drip zone using a sprinkler, or due to area or budget constraints by filling a water basin.
If you have any doubts, then check the soils moisture content. Push aside the mulch and grab a handful of soil. If it is soaking wet, then decrease water.  If your soil is just moist to dry, then it is time to water.

Winter WateringAs trees go dormant (deciduous trees lose leaves) decrease watering frequency from 7 to 14 to 21-day intervals. Water when able in the winter (i.e. when the ground is …