December 30, 2010

How can I repair my alkaline soil?

Question: My soil is really alkaline -- too much so, my plants turn yellow. What product or products do you suggest to adjust the PH? Lisa Answer: Lisa, The best way to dramatically and permanently lower ph is with complex microbial soil life-- beneficial bacteria, fungi, protozoa and good nematodes. ...

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December 30, 2010

How can I fix my brown, patchy lawn?

Question: Since the heat of the summer started up this month in Arizona, we have had problems with big brown and dried out patches in our lawn, with other parts of the lawn being green. We have applied the same amount of water we always have and part of the ...

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December 30, 2010

What’s in your products?

Question: What’s in your products? Specifically, I know that the run-off on nitrogen and phosphate is bad for water. I really want to get my lawn looking better. I don't care about the typical beautiful lawn, because that takes too much water and I won't use products that are not ...

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December 30, 2010

How do we apply your product?

Question: Hi - just got our stuff. Is there a chart or instructions on what to put down first, 2nd, etc -- the play book for the lifeless soil would be really helpful. Thanks, Christie. Answer: Christie, You can apply products in any order and at any interval. It's great ...

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December 30, 2010

How long does the product stay on the soil?

Question: I put soil optimizer in flower beds and some lawn about a month ago and the product is still on top of the soil with daily watering. Is this normal? Rick Answer: That is exactly normal and is why applications are needed only every 6 months. OPTIMIZE breaks down ...

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December 30, 2010

How can I repair my sandy soil?

Question: What product do you recommend to break through the hardpan below the sandy soil? I am going to plant a grapevine in this spot. Richard Answer: I recommend you use PENETRATE-Liquid Biotiller, MAXIMIZE-Microbes & Minerals, OPTIMIZE-Soil Optimizer and NOURISH-Biosol. If that layer is hard compacted clay or anything like ...

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December 21, 2010

How do the costs of your products compare to other options?

Question: I ordered your Soil Optimizer, used it and like the results. But is seems a little expensive. How do the costs of your products compare to other options? Answer: Well, let's do the math. If you buy a Nature's Gardening Kit which includes Soil Optimizer, Penetrate Liquid Bio-Tiller, Maximize ...

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December 21, 2010

How long can I store your products?

Question: I applied your products, as directed, and ended up with some extra. How long can I store your products without them losing effectiveness? Answer: John and Bob's GrowGreen products can be stored indefinitely as long as they don’t get wet. For Penetrate, store the two bottles as they are, ...

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December 21, 2010

Can I use your products to improve the soil in my containers?

Question: The soil in my containers is old and lifeless. I want to give it a boost! Can I use your products to improve the soil in my containers? Answer: Yes, this is a great idea, especially if your pots, baskets and window boxes contain soil that's been used for ...

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December 21, 2010

Should I use standard soil amendments with your products?

Question: I am used to adding compost and other additives to my garden every year. Should I use standard soil amendments (compost, redwood) with your products? Answer: The idea behind John and Bob's GrowGreen Smart Soil Products is that you don't need bulky amendments such as compost or redwood. Our ...

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December 21, 2010

Do we need to move our bark mulch before applying your product?

Question: We have a lot of bark mulch in our landscaping. Would we need to rake the bark back, apply your soil products and then rake bark back around plants? Answer: Ideally, John and Bob's GrowGreen products would be applied before bark mulch was added, but that's not essential. The ...

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December 21, 2010

Do I have to remove the sod to improve the soil?

Question: I've just had new sod laid on my yard and now realize that the soil underneath isn't very good. Do I have to remove the sod to improve the soil? Answer: The perfect way to use John and Bob's GrowGreen products is to apply them on top of the ...

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