balanced earth® applicates naturally derived microbial and trace nutrient products for the enhanced health of soil and plants. Our products enhance soil properties for better structure, water holding capacity and nutrient cycling.
Plants need the right combination of nutrients to grow, reproduce and thrive. The key to absorbing these nutrients:
The real arsenal of Democracy is a fertile soil, the fresh produce of which is the birthright of nations.
Plants, no matter where they grow, need seventeen essential nutrients in order to sprout, seed, grow, bud, flower, and fruit. Other non-essential trace minerals are utilized by either the plant or soil microbes that might help the plant. Proper nutrition translates to healthy plants.
If one nutrient doesn’t reach the minimum required by a plant it doesn’t matter the amount of the other nutrients. Plants require neccesary nutrition to build a strong immune system to defend against disease and insect infestation. With a healthy immune system, plants are able to grow and thrive.
Under your feet there is a busy world of diverse organisms. From the tiniest single-celled bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and algae, to more complex nematodes, to visible insects and earthworms, this complex community of organisms provides the nutrition for trees, grass, shrubs, and agricultural crops. These busy workers accomplish wonders for the health of soil and plants.
Complexity is the number and different kind of species in a soil system. Functional groups of organisms work to transfer energy from one group to another before it leaves the soil. The more groups you have at work the more complex and supportive the system. Without this complexity your landscape is struggling to survive in dirt and not soil. More and more water and fertilizer are needed to maintain the plant.
Good soil acts as an ecosystem to a rich diversity of organisms.
alpine custom blend contains a large diversity of microbes and nutrients for microbes, building towards a more complex soil food web.
Fertilizers are mostly salt. These salts eventually kill soil microbes. It is the same effect as you drinking salt water. In addition, too many nutrients from synthetic fertilizers creates lazy plants. They become dependent on this easy food source and fail to make relationships with beneficial symbiotic microbes. Pesticides and herbicides often kill the good with the bad further depleting the soil.
Tea applications are currently available in the Treasure Valley & Wood River Valley, Idaho. Contact us at 208-721-2110