10% off any fall project booked in November!
Innoculating your soil this fall with compost and compost teas will begin the process of building up the populations of soil micro-organisms that feed plants in an organic landscape. According to Lewis and Lowenfels in "Teaming with Microbes," after six months, innoculated soils will contain soil microbes at least 6 inches deep and sometimes as deep as 12 inches.
These organisms feed on organic matter (decomposing roots, compost, mulch,etc) and it is their waste products that will feed your plants. Synthetic fertilizers kill soil micro-organisms and force your plants to become dependent on additional synthetics, completely destroying the soil food web balance and creating plant weaknesses that often lead to disease.
At Heirloom Gardens, we believe the fall is the best time to prep your yard for the hectic spring. We can help with many projects from design and layout to mulching and pruning.
Fall project ideas include:
*Fall cleanup, perennial dividing and pruning, fruit and shade tree pruning
*Organic nutrient application including compost and compost teas
*Garden planning, seed and plant selection, germinating seeds.
We can help you get started on getting your property ready for a beautiful, productive spring and summer or perhaps even a productive winter! Just call or email us at:
or call Dan at 775-742-3376
Book your project now for 10% off!
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