Utilizing nature’s own biological systems to establish and/or restore plant health through the replication of an ideal natural soil environment. Proper natural biological interactions replace traditional, nitrogen-heavy fertilization. The results are healthy root systems teeming with beneficial microbial activity which improve soil structure, hold water, make nutrients available and fend off pathogens with natural “bio-barriers” to protect from disease.
For eons, microbes have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with plant life across the planet. Think of a healthy, thriving old-growth forest. Sunshine and Carbon are combined to provide energy for plants to grow. Leaf litter and other organic matter are consumed by a tremendous workforce of diverse microbial populations which transform these materials into rich soil and nutrients in an on-going process that has been perfected for millennia.
More and more cities, counties, and others are recommending BMP’s which reduce or eliminate chemical fertilizers and pesticides in an effort to preserve our waters and to be more environmentally responsible to our land. Compost tea is an ideal tool to establish and maintain healthy and beautiful landscapes without harmful chemicals.
Good quality compost is full of soil-dwelling microorganisms. Literally trillions of an enormous variety of beneficial bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes and more that would normally be in the most healthy, natural ecosystems. The compost tea process extracts and enhances these micro-populations so they can be easily applied to work their magic in the “less than perfect” soils in our yards, construction sites, sidewalks, and other urban landscapes. Compost tea can actually transform poor, compacted anaerobic soils into healthy soil.