Stuart Franklin wrote the book on Organic Lawn Care - literally. Stuart formulated Aerify Plus and we've been using it at Good Nature for three years as an alternative to traditional core aeration. In addition to being much easier to do (no heavy machines) we've found that it provides better results than traditional core aeration.
Organic gardeners and horticultural professionals know that one of the secrets to having great lawns and gardens is having great soil. And that means a porous, well aerated soil where roots can grow deeply and where biolife can thrive.
Compacted soils cause unhealthy plants, lawns and trees. They stay soggy when wet, and turn rock hard when they dry out in the summer. When soils are "tight", necessary air, water and nutrients cannot move through the soil. Disease occurs. Roots are stunted. Beneficial micro-organisms can't survive. Plants are stressed and weakened. When you are doing everything else right, soil compaction will ruin all your efforts.
Aerify PLUS is the Ultimate Soil Conditioner. It loosens compacted and clay soils, and puts in organic ingredients that can help create humus, soil structure and soil bioactivity. Additionally, Aerify PLUS improves the health of all plants by providing Humic Acids and Kelp and an assortment of trace elements and micro-nutrients not found in common fertilizers. It can be used on lawns, trees, flowers and all garden areas.
Here are just some of the benefits you get with Aerify PLUS:
FOR COMPACTED OR HIGH CLAY CONTENT SOILS apply at 4 oz per 1000 sf. If using a hose-end sprayer, set it to 1 - 2 oz per gallon of water. Spray enough to wet the top of the grass or bed. Water in afterwards.
Do a follow up application 1-2 weeks after the initial application has been watered in. Then re-apply every 1-2 months. More frequent or heavier applications can be done for extreme clay conditions. If you are starting your applications later in the year, you can begin with an 8 oz per 1000 sf application.
FOR GENERAL MAINTENANCE of improved or better soils, apply at a minimum of 2 oz per 1000 sf. every 1-3 months. For these lighter applications, set your hose-end sprayer to 1 oz per gallon of water.
Aerify PLUS contains a soil penetrant that breaks apart tightly bonded soil particles and clay. This creates "space" in the soil, allowing roots, water and oxygen to permeate. Once you get oxygen into a compacted or clay soil, beneficial, humus-building microbes will be able to survive. These microbes are needed to turn old roots and organic matter into all-important humus. But they can't survive without air in the soil!
Aerify PLUS also contains liquefied organic matter in the form of Kelp and Humic Acids. These help generate and feed the beneficial microbes that are so vital to have. They also provide numerous trace elements and root stimulants to help trigger root growth. Once you have humus, you'll have much better soil quality and structure. Aerify PLUS relieves compaction, helps create humus, and brings about the aerated, living soil that all gardeners love to have.
Aerify PLUS comes in quart, gallon, and 2½ gallon containers, as well as a 1 Quart RTU (Ready to Use) spray bottle. The spray bottle can be refilled and re-used or you can apply with your own hose-end sprayer, pump sprayer or tank sprayer.