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ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE ALFALFA PELLETS
Certified Organic Alfalfa Pellets are a natural source of organic fertilizer and a perfect choice for gardeners. The alfalfa plant is a nitrogen fixing legume that has a long reputation for soil improvement. As the alfalfa plant grows, the roots grow nodules that contain bacteria that convert atmospheric Nitrogen to a form stored and useable by plants NH4+ or NO3-.
Our pelletized alfalfa brings an all-natural form of organic fertilizer to the soil and it also brings fiber and micro-organisms as well. The breakdown of the pellets slowly releases the Nitrogen and as it does so builds up the fiber content of the soil as well. This increases water retention in the soil and reduces runoff. The fiber expands with the absorption of water and create air passages within the soil to reduce compaction. This increase of Nitrogen, water retention and air passages create an ideal opportunity for micro-organisms to flourish. These micro-organisms aid in the breakdown of organic matter and improve soil structure. They are also antagonists of plant pests, parasites and diseases.
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WE WILL APPLY OUR ORGANIC ALFALFA FERTILIZER TO YOUR LAWN
Home Gardening usage
- Great organic fertilizer for parks, schoolyards, recreation yards, football ﬁelds, ball diamonds and soccer ﬁelds.
- No waiting after application
- No special application license required
- An organically sourced fertilizer for public green spaces is widely accepted by the public.
- Safe to handle
- Safe to apply
- Safe for the public
- Safe for pets
Benifits to the Soil
- Alfalfa pellets absorb and retain water to reduce the watering cycle
- Alfalfa pellets slowly release the Nitrogen to aid in plant growth over a longer period
- Alfalfa pellets add fiber to high traffic areas to assist in re-growth
Why Alfalfa as an Organic Fertilizer?
There are numerous reasons to use an organic fertilizer, being safer for the environment is just one reason but why not let your kids help you spread it? But Why Alfalfa? Alfalfa contains triacontanol which is a root growth stimulant, it also contains a lot of organic matter which will boost microbial activity, that’s got to be good right? Well it’s very good for your grass.
PRo tip for using Alfalfa Organic fertilizer:
Use before a heavy rain so your yard doesn’t look like you just got visited by a dozen of our great Canada geese. It will dissolve into the lawn over time, but the rain helps.
Alfalfa Fertilizer for the Urban Homeowner
Too much clay and sand
The soils in our area are not well suited for gardens or even lawns. Heavy clays with sandy, gravelly patches are what we are stuck with. Developers have perfected the minimum thickness of live soils trucked in and required to get grass to take hold. That’s it. Now it’s up to you to make a home from it.
Micronutrients & fiber with Plant based fertilizer
Homeowners are left with sourcing “black dirt” from landscapers or bulk supply depots to improve the soil for their lawns and flower beds. These soils have some value in that they are not clays or gravels but often lack the micronutrients and fiber necessary in healthy soils. Even after purchasing these soils, chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides are used to boost the growth of the desired plants or grass.
Another way to get micronutrients, fiber and nitrogen into your soils is to use organic alfalfa. The pellets are applied evenly over the area to be improved and if possible, worked into the top two inches of soil. We suggest an application rate of 1 kg per square meter of area as a baseline. Use more on poorer soils.
Organic Alfalfa Pellet application
If used on a lawn and you do not want to till up the lawn, just apply as above to the surface. The alfalfa pellets are harmless to wildlife, children, and pets. Watering will cause the pellet to swell up and dissolve gradually into the surface of the soil. The water will carry with it the “tea” from the alfalfa containing the fertilizer and percolate into the soil where the roots of your lawn can absorb it. The remaining fiber portion of the alfalfa, acting like a sponge, will help retain moisture in the soil.
If you are transplanting plants from pot to pot, add a handful of pellets to the soil in the new pot. Or if you wish to fertilize with organic fertilizer, brew a “tea”. Just mix the pellets into water at 1 cup per liter of water, leave it sit for a day or two stirring once or twice. Drain the “tea” and use it as liquid fertilizer, save the fiber to use in your next soil mix.
It is hard to go wrong while applying the alfalfa pellets as fertilizer since they are not harmful to people, pets, or wildlife. No chemicals, pesticides or herbicides were applied to the alfalfa we use for pellets as it is grown on a Certified Organic farm. This farm follows regenerative farming techniques and has been doing so for over 30 years.
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