Did you know soil quality affects turfgrass performance? It’s true. Though you only see turfgrass from the ground up, what’s going on under the ground is the real story. A dark green lush lawn has a strong root system. This root system will continue to grow in strength as long as there is plenty of air, mosture, and nutrients.
How do you make sure those three components exist?
- Aerification. Aerating a lawn opens up pore space in the soil allowing for better penetration of water, nutrients, and air so the root system can use it.
- Fertilizers. Fertilizers provide a source of specific nutrients to the root system to encourage an overall healthier plant.
- Irrigation. Supplemental irrigation helps maintain actively growing turf even in the most extreme of environmental conditions.
But what if you could use one product to serve the purpose of aerifying, fertilizing, and conserving water?
Because biochar is so porous and has such a large surface area, it can hold an unbelievable amount of water. The water savings alone will eventually pay for the material. The pore space available in biochar keeps soil from compacting thus allowing for greater air flow to the parts of the plant that need it the most – the roots. And biochar’s pores allow it to hold on to nutrients for root systems to be fed.
The great thing about it being the “coral reef of the soil” is that as soil microbes grow in greater numbers, they can consume the organic materials to produce more nutrients and more carbon. This means that with time, the soil actively begins to care for itself. This means the turf begins to actively care for itself.