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Lush green grasses while using only natural products that are safe for kids, pets and our ecosystem.

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With a strong focus on beneficial microorganisms and other amendments found naturally in healthy soils, we strive to create an environment that sustains itself resulting in less time, effort and cost.

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Whether you’re looking for fertilization programs, maintenance services or products to Do-It-Yourself, we can help.


Spring Applications – Corn Gluten Meal

When to Apply: Prior to the ground turning 50 degrees Fahrenheit. 2 – 3 weeks prior to germination of targeted weed (typically April early May or when the forsythia and daffodils begin to bloom).

Benefits:

  • Slow releasing nitrogen for an aid to photosynthesis
  • Pre-emergent control for annual weeds growth.

Notes: -continue to mow with blade low -Optional Gypsum could be added to assist in soil structure



Custom blended 10-0-4 fertilizer with soluble humates for added organic matter.
Long term food source with additional organic matter, also works to improve overall base saturation percentages.

Soil conditioner providing long term carbon source (organic matter), provides a number of physical, chemical, and biological benefits among them are improved soil structure, thermal capabilities, improved availability of micronutrients, stimulating plant enzymes, acting as an organic catalyst, stimulating growth and proliferation of desirable soil microorganisms (algae, bacteria, fungi, etc), and increasing root respiration and formation.

Mid Spring Application – BYOtea™ w/additives

When to Apply: When grass “greens” up (typically April – May). Product Description: Early spring is the time to focus on feeding beneficial bacteria and promoting high concentrations of naturally occurring Nitrogen which will “jump start” the growing season.

Benefits:

  • Increasing root uptake
  • Balanced fertility for a variety of soil types
  • Detoxifies the soil by eliminating heavy metals, pesticides, and toxins
  • Providing the electrolyte that enables plants to absorb nutrients
  • Conditions soil
  • Turf will be more pest resistant, naturally
  • Increase root vitality
  • Increased chlorophyll synthesis
  • Increased fertilizer retention
  • Diversity of biology to help support the growth of a variety of microbial life
  • Naturally occurring Nitrogen, which help with photosynthesis
  • Safe and Effective
  • Turf will require less water
  • Stimulates enzyme production in plants and soil
  • Addition of organic matter to organically-deficient soils
  • Improved nutrient uptake
  • Better seed germination
  • Stimulate beneficial microbial activity

Note:

  • Raise mower blade and cut grass height at 3 – 4”
  • Optional over-seeding is possible at this time or wait until fall
  • Optional Soil inoculants with 6-1-4 fertilizer (soil type A and soil type C)


Granulated Compost

A homogeneously blended, pelleted compost product comprised of high quality earthworm castings, leonardite and humates.

Benefits:

  • Eliminates the issues associated with inconsistent compost
  • Adds organic matter
  • Carbon and biology
  • Improves soil structure and CEC
  • Excellent food substrate for indigenous biology, quicker releasing benefits
  • Retains moisture


Summer Application #1 – BYOtea™ w/additives

When to Apply: May-June Product Description: Primary goal of summer applications is to feed and maintain the soil and improve plant structure.

A live active blend of biology (bacteria, fungi, algae, enzymes, carbon substrates, vitamins and minerals), Calcium Boron, humic acid, fish fertilizer and the full spectrum of minerals, trace elements and nutrients are added to aid in naturally fertilizing soils and promoting sustainability. Chemical Free insect control concentrate may also be added for insect and pest control.

Benefits:

  • Increasing root uptake
  • Balanced fertility for a variety of soil types
  • Detoxifies the soil by eliminating heavy metals, pesticides, and toxins
  • Providing the electrolyte that enables plants to absorb nutrients
  • Conditions soil
  • Turf will be more pest resistant, naturally
  • Increase root vitality
  • Increased chlorophyll synthesis
  • Increased fertilizer retention
  • Aids in structural strength of plants
  • Diversity of biology to help support the growth of a variety of microbial life
  • Naturally occurring Nitrogen, which help with photosynthesis
  • Safe and Effective
  • Turf will require less water
  • Stimulates enzyme production in plants and soil
  • Addition of organic matter to organically-deficient soils
  • Improved nutrient uptake
  • Better seed germination
  • Stimulate beneficial microbial activity
  • Insect and pest control


Summer Application #2 – BYOtea™ w/additives

When to Apply: June-July Product Description: Primary goal of summer applications is to feed and maintain the soil and improve plant structure.

A live active blend of biology (bacteria, fungi, algae, enzymes, carbon substrates, vitamins and minerals), Calcium Boron, humic acid, fish fertilizer and the full spectrum of minerals, trace elements and nutrients are added to aid in naturally fertilizing soils and promoting sustainability. Chemical Free insect control concentrate may also be added for insect and pest control.

Benefits:

  • Increasing root uptake
  • Balanced fertility for a variety of soil types
  • Detoxifies the soil by eliminating heavy metals, pesticides, and toxins
  • Providing the electrolyte that enables plants to absorb nutrients
  • Conditions soil
  • Turf will be more pest resistant, naturally
  • Increase root vitality
  • Increased chlorophyll synthesis
  • Increased fertilizer retention
  • Aids in structural strength of plants
  • Diversity of biology to help support the growth of a variety of microbial life
  • Naturally occurring Nitrogen, which help with photosynthesis
  • Safe and Effective
  • Turf will require less water
  • Stimulates enzyme production in plants and soil
  • Addition of organic matter to organically-deficient soils
  • Improved nutrient uptake
  • Better seed germination
  • Stimulate beneficial microbial activity
  • Insect and pest control


Early Fall Application – BYOtea™ w/additives

When to Apply: August – September Product Description: Early Fall is the time to focus on root structure, breaking down dead plant material and adding organic lawn fertilizer in preparation for the winter months.

A live active blend of biology (bacteria, fungi, algae, enzymes, carbon substrates, vitamins and minerals), humic acid, fish fertilizer and the full spectrum of minerals, trace elements and nutrients which aid in naturally fertilizing soils and promoting sustainability. Also, we’ve added a diverse blend of naturally occurring nutrient-cycling microorganisms, along with a food source for those organisms used primarily to break down thatch and expedite the creation of organic matter.

Benefits:

  • Increasing root uptake
  • Balanced fertility for a variety of soil types
  • Detoxifies the soil by eliminating heavy metals, pesticides, and toxins
  • Providing the electrolyte that enables plants to absorb nutrients
  • Conditions soil
  • Turf will be more pest resistant, naturally
  • Increase root vitality
  • Increased chlorophyll synthesis
  • Increased fertilizer retention
  • Break down Thatch
  • Diversity of biology to help support the growth of a variety of microbial life
  • Naturally occurring Nitrogen, which help with photosynthesis
  • Safe and Effective
  • Turf will require less water
  • Stimulates enzyme production in plants and soil
  • Addition of organic matter to organically-deficient soils
  • Improved nutrient uptake
  • Better seed germination
  • Stimulate beneficial microbial activity
  • Expedite the generation of organic matter

Notes:

  • Optional over-seeding could be applied
  • Start to lower you blade for mowing 1 – 2”


Gypsum plus Soluble Humates

Our Gypsum plus soluble Humates is different from other gypsum products. Because of the formulation and added humates it requires 1/5 the amount as a traditional gypsum (i.e., gypsum applied at 5# per 1000sf comparable to traditional gypsum at 20# per 1000sf). Gypsum is for soils low in calcium but not requiring changes in pH, is pelletized and can be easily spread.

Gypsum is mined from ancient saltwater deposits in Michigan and elsewhere around the world, gypsum is marketed as an elixir for heavy clay soils and for its high content of approximately 22% calcium which grass plants use in quantities third only to nitrogen and potassium.

Application
Can be applied anytime during the year however the benefits of gypsum will be realized sooner if applied after aeration. Apply at rate of 5 – 10 lbs per 1000 square feet.

Notes:

  • Optimal time for optional aeration
  • Optimal time for over seeding
  • Optional top dressing could be added after aeration for additional organic matter and better soil structure
  • Limit watering
  • Mow low without scalping lawn
  • Corn gluten meal is most effective when timed correctly with weed seed germination which is why Backyard Organics does not recommend applying Corn gluten meal during the fall months.

Winter Formula – BYOtea™

When to Apply: October – November Product Description: Winter is the time we focus on long term fungal microorganisms and fungal foods which act as an energy source during the winter months and the start to the following spring season.

A live, active diverse blend of beneficial nutrient cycling bacteria, fungi, nematodes and protozoa. The winter formula places a greater emphasis on establishing beneficial fungi and long term fungal food.

Benefits:

  • Increasing root uptake
  • Balanced fertility for a variety of soil types
  • Detoxifies the soil by eliminating heavy metals, pesticides, and toxins
  • Providing the electrolyte that enables plants to absorb nutrients
  • Conditions soil
  • Turf will be more pest resistant, naturally
  • Increase root vitality
  • Increased chlorophyll synthesis
  • Increased fertilizer retention
  • Break down Thatch
  • Diversity of biology to help support the growth of a variety of microbial life
  • Naturally occurring Nitrogen, which help with photosynthesis
  • Safe and Effective
  • Turf will require less water
  • Stimulates enzyme production in plants and soil
  • Addition of organic matter to organically-deficient soils
  • Improved nutrient uptake
  • Better seed germination
  • Stimulate beneficial microbial activity
  • Expedite the generation of organic matter

Notes:

  • Limit watering
  • Mow low without scalping

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