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Organic Fertilizer
What is INCLUDED in Kirby’s 7 Step Nutrition + Aerating & Seeding Program:

“At Kirby’s Landscaping we use an Organic Compost Tea called Holganix as our base for Nutrition Applications. This compost tea is a liquid fertilizer that adds much needed microbes and nutrients into the soil that chemical fertilizers just can’t compete with.   Applying Holganix enhances the health of the soil naturally, which in turn improves the quality of the grass, reflecting its nutrient rich environment.  The industry’s alternative to compost tea and what is most commonly found in nutrition programs, are chemical treatments.  Chemical treatments heavily layer on Nitrogen and Phosphorus that make the grass temporarily happy but acts only as a band-aid, masking nutrient deficiencies in the environment, while also negatively impacting the ecosystems of our waterways.

INCLUDED with our 7 Step Nutrition + Aerating & seeding:

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The long term benefits of adding nutrients to the soil with our compost tea means that were creating a stronger ecosystem starting in the soil, therefore requiring fewer chemicals each year to control weeds and unwanted species in the lawn.  This happens because as we improve the soil, the root system of the Fescue Grass get stronger, healthier and can beat out nearby competition with very little to almost no help from toxic chemicals.  

  • Nutrition Application Feb/March

  • Nutrition Application April/May

  • Nutrition Application May/June

  • Nutrition Application June/July

  • Nutrition Application July/Aug

  • Nutrition Application Oct/Nov

  • Nutrition Application Nov/Dec

Last but certainly not least, this Compost Tea is safe for kids, pets and adults, because we like to be safe too!  We still advise that you not roll around in the grass until it’s dry, but this is because it is liquid compost and it’s a little smelly fresh out of the container, think decaying food scraps because it is after all compost tea.  It’s not the worst smell in the world, but if you know the smell I’m speaking of, you know it’s not something to be found at the perfume counter in Macy’s, so it’s certainly not a scent you  would want on your pet or person (unless you like being smelly, we’re not judging… you do what you want in your own lawn! )


*BONUS!! – we INCLUDE lime and an insecticide to treat for grubs in our program.  Many other lawn care companies charge additional fees for these treatments, but we want you to have everything you need upfront with no hidden costs that pop up later in the season.  

You can read the details of what is in each of our applications below.  Please know that where you do see an herbicide listed it is less than 6% of the application’s ingredients.  We keep our promise to keep any chemical use to a minimum. 

Nutrition Application Feb/March

Our organics Soil Conditioner and organic Fertilizer are applied to promote soil health and plant uptake of nutrients. Crabgrass pre-emergent and Broadleaf Herbicide treatment to target broadleaf weeds before you even have a chance to see them.

Nutrition Application May/June

Our organic Pre-biotic is applied to encourage the Fescue Grass to uptake more nutrients creating strong, greener & healthier grass. A Broadleaf Weed Control is used to target unsightly weeds in the yard. Treatment for Sedge Grass will be spot applied during this visit. Our natural oil surfactant is applied with these materials, so we are positive that our products are sticking to leaf and being absorbed.

Nutrition Application July/Aug

Our organic Pre-biotic is applied that frees up nutrients for anticipated new seed to be broadcast between Late Aug and Early November and encourages existing Fescue Grass to uptake more nutrients creating strong, greener & healthier grass. Treatment for Sedge Grasses and Crab Grass is spot applied with our surfactant so that we know our product is sticking to leaf.


Kirby’s Landscaping will apply Lime to areas of the yard that are more likely to be acidic and could benefit from the alkalinity of lime.  Kirby’s Lime application is to maintain the current PH of the soil.  We strongly recommend a soil sample every 2 to 3 years to determine if additional Lime is needed to regenerate unbalanced soil.  If soil sample results do recommend additional lime be applied to the turf, the increased amount is billable.

Nutrition Application April/May

Our organic Soil Conditioner and Fertilizer are applied to promote soil health and plant uptake of nutrients. Kirby's Landscaping treats again with a Crabgrass Post-Emergent Herbicide treatment to continue addressing any possible breakthrough.


Also included is a treatment for grubs helping to prevent mole & vole traffic through the soil and invasive Japanese beetles.

Nutrition Application
June / JuLy

Our organic Starter Fertilizer is applied for anticipated new seed to be broadcast between Late Aug and Early November. Treatment for Sedge Grasses and Crab Grass is spot applied with our surfactant so that we know our product is sticking to leaf.

Nutrition Application Oct/Nov

Our organic Soil Conditioner plus a Pre-biotic are applied together to continue nurturing the new fescue seed and encouraging the germinated seed to up-take more nutrients, creating strong, greener & healthier grass. 

 

Weed control CANNOT be applied at this time as herbicide hinders the germination rates of the newly applied seed.

Nutrition Application Nov/Dec

Our Organic Fertilizer is applied to promote plant health and uptake of nutrients and a Broadleaf Weed Control is spot applied to target unsightly weeds in the yard.


These products are applied with our surfactant so that we know our product is sticking to leaf and helping us to gain the most beneficial results.
 

 

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August, 2020

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Kirby's Landscaping
9520 Bird Dog Dr.
Mechanicsville, VA 23116


Phone: 804-559-5417
Fax: 804-559-0273

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