#1 Plant the right plant for the site
Don’t ask a plant to do something it’s genetically not designed to do. Instead, use natives or adapted varieties. Use plants that like the area you are planting.
#2 Stop using bad fertilizers and chemical pesticides
These items weaken the soil, the plants and kill your allies like Earthworms, good insects, and good microorganisms. Without your allies, problems are compounded.
#3 Add organic matter whenever possible
Mulch/Compost all bare areas. Leave grass clippings on Turf. Add compost and/or Humates regularly to all beds and turf areas.
#4 Use organic fertilizers and add quality organic amendments regularly
The use of these products, like the MicroLife Fertilizers and Humates, will provide the best nutrition for soil and plant life possible. You’ll get incredible, healthy, natural production, conservation of resources and strong, positive energy for the bio system.
#5 Increase oxygen in your soils
Plants need Oxygen more than they need any other nutrient. By adding compost, Humates and MicroLife Organic fertilizers you are increasing the Oxygen flow to your plants.
#6 Balance the pH and adjust the minerals in your soils to proper levels
For plants to work at the optimum, they need a balanced pH and minerals at the right levels. For example, we generally want a 5 to 1 Calcium to Magnesium ratio. Make use of soil tests and adjust accordingly.
Avoid Monoculture of crops and plantings. Encourage a rich diversity of animal life like beneficial insects.
#8 View pest insects and diseases as indicators
Pest insects and diseases are the symptoms of a deeper problem. It’s not natural for a healthy plant to have problems. Find out what’s really wrong and why the plant is under stress.
#9 Spray Fish / Seaweed / Molasses / Humic Acid Concentrates everywhere
Nothing beats this combination for plant nutrition, plant stimulation, and disease and pest insect resistance.
#10 Manage Irrigation properly