It is no secret that we here at Lifescape pride ourselves on being green and sustainable. One of the many ways our maintenance division continues their commitment to sustainable practices is through the use of organic fertilizers and probiotics.
Probiotics are microorganisms used for their beneficial qualities for humans. More recently medicines have been introduced for that sole purpose. But have you heard about plant probiotics? Just as humans can benefit from the good bacteria, plants also benefit from certain microbes.
Water Efficient Landscapes
Using probiotics to fortify the soil food web and balance the soil ecosystem lead to stronger, more resilient plants. This way they better withstand insects, disease, and the Colorado climate. Because we specialize in water-efficient landscapes plant probiotics increase the uptake of nutrients while growing a deeper, more web-like root system.
Key factors to our organic fertilizers are definitely in our ingredients. These include things such as Kelp which is a seaweed known to help human metabolism. It also promotes seed germination, plant cell division and stimulates uptake of plant nutrients. Next, we have Yucca Extract. This edible plant from Mexico and the Caribbean serves as a natural spreader sticker, wetting agent, and soil conditioner. Other ingredients we use are a bit more complicated such as the following:
- Endo & Ecto Mycorrhizae – Forming a symbiotic relationship between roots and fungus, it’s used to assist with water and nutrient uptake.
- Humic & Fulvic Acids – This enhances seed germination and promotes root development while supporting respiration of microorganisms in the soil.
- Concentrated Compost Tea – Slightly different than your morning beverage, it helps foster a biologically diverse soil ecosystem with indigenous microorganisms like protozoa and nematodes.
With the use of organics in your landscape, your plants will grow faster, and lawns will be greener. We offer an organics program as part of our maintenance and construction packages so that you can see these types of results in your garden.
Let Lifescape help you to design, construct and maintain your landscape? Call 303-831-8310 to set up your consultation with our team of landscape experts today.