The Living Soil
Greene Eden has embraced LawrieCo's BioLogic products which combine natural ingredients, humic and applied soil science, microbiology and fertiliser technology to assist in returning the soil environment back to the "living soil"
We use a combination of both spray and broadcast products which will replenish nutrients identified on the soil test analysis, as low or missing. The sprays are 'brewed' at Greene Eden's depot using LawrieCo base ingredients and are sprayed within the prescribed time to make use of the microbial life generated during the brewing process.
Therefore, quality turf, grown with BioLogic fertilisers, creates an aesthetically pleasing play environment, is at least 20 degrees cooler than other surfaces (including artificial turf) and continues to sustain a living soil for future generations.
importantly - too - it is a positive carbon sink.
WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU WANT TO GO CHEMICAL?
In Australia over $800 million is spent each year on pesticides with 65% of this expenditure on herbicides. Many are applied direct to the soil and the impact of these applications on the life in the soil has been questioned and must be managed.
Herbicide impacts on soil will vary with rate, place, frequency of application, soil types and type of herbicide. In some instances, application of herbicides results in micro-organisms being under stress up to nine weeks following the application. Multiple applications can compound the problem, especially if organic carbon food sources are limited and during germination periods when the plant is susceptible to root diseases.
“Let’s nurture nature, so that we can have a better future.” Anonymous
In order to promote, and retain, the ‘living soil’ environment, it is necessary to maintain the population of microbes, microscopic creatures, larger creatures, and the presence of the VAM (fungi) at the root zone.
When maintaining turf and gardens, the general rule of thumb is to apply fertilisers when we believe that the plants are in need. But do we really know what the plant requires?
The first step is to conduct soil tests across the area to enable an accurate assessment of the soil profile and generate a report which clearly defines what should be supplemented to provide a healthy growing medium.
Once the report is generated, the decision then is “which fertiliser should I choose”. Basically, fertilisers fall into two main categories: Chemical and Organic.
Organic fertilizers are renewable, biodegradable and environmentally friendly. They do not build up harmful residues of salts and chemicals in the soil, or cause pollution.
In contrast, however, chemical fertilizers tend to release chemicals into the soil which change the soil pH and increase pests.
Pre-packaged chemical fertilisers are just that – pre-packaged with a ‘one size fits all’ approach. It is probable that the soil profile will end up with too much of one mineral and not enough of another.
So what has been achieved?
Short term gain but long term pain.
Negative impact on the plant and its environment and probable long-term soil toxicity which may not be recoverable .
45% of all high nitrogen fertilizers finish up in the atmosphere – thus impacting on global warming.
BioLogic turf and soil programs, however, are unique fertiliser programs drawn from natural nutrient, humic and applied soil science, microbiology and fertiliser technology which address the deficiencies in the soil, identified in the soil tests.
So what has been achieved?
Short term gain and long term gain.
Positive impact on the plant and its environment, with long-term nurturing of the ‘living soil’
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