Virid offers a new way to fertilize your lawn that works better, naturally. We feed lawns AND landscape plants the way they are accustomed to be fed; a little bit at a time and frequently. You wouldn’t take a month’s worth of vitamins all at once would you? Then why feed our lawns and gardens that way?
Virid’s services cost less because it works automatically. But don’t use Virid because it costs less, use it because it works better. Because it is automatic Virid can apply plant nutrients in a more natural, more environmentally sustainable way. The simplicity of Virid’s nutrient delivery system emulates the way nature delivers nutrients. Working in harmony with time honed natural cycles, instead of bending them to fit our own schedules, the hidden benefits outnumber the obvious ones.
Sustainability of a healthy plant
Growing at their natural pace, healthy plants tolerant drought, thwart weed growth and resist disease and fungus infestation. Like people, plants are living organisms so it makes sense that a frequent supply of the right amount of nutrition is better for the plants than the monthly feast and famine cycle used to fit our own schedules.
Active, vigorous soil is the foundation for lush green grass, big vibrant flowers, hearty vegetables and healthy vegetation. Dilute levels of fertilizer promote microbial activity in the soil. This microbial activity (think worms) converts nitrogen locked-up in the soil into a form that can be readily absorbed by plants. Microbes also help keep the soil loose, aerated and at the right pH level for productive plant growth. Water penetrates deep into loose soils opening up a “reserve” food and water supply that help plants weather drought, fend off weeds and fight disease. Nutrients are a critical component of the life cycle and delivering them frequently complements the cycle.
Concentrated Doses of Fertilizer Can Damage Long Term Plant Health
A highly concentrated application of nitrogen (fertilizer), on the other hand, drives abnormally rapid growth followed by a famine period. This feast / famine cycle encourages shallow root systems that require increased water particularly during hot, dry days. Increased watering on compacted soils with shallow root structures tends to run-off carrying with it any remaining fertilizer and herbicide or pesticide. Reduced microbial activity from high levels of nitrogen reduces the ability of the soil to maintain a balanced pH level and opens up the opportunity for weed seed germination. Weeds tend to thrive in less conducive soils. Also, the main cure for many plant diseases and fungus outbreaks is the elimination of concentrated nitrogen fertilizer applications. Eliminating concentrated fertilizer applications alone helps the soil to recover which begins to provide the right environment for healthy plant growth.
Frequent Feeding of Dilute Fertilizer Promotes Healthy Soil and Plants
Getting in sync with nature’s cycles has benefits that lie far beneath the surface. Bending those cycles to accommodate man’s schedules, conversely, clashes with nature as it tries to get back in sync and misses many of those hidden benefits. Fixes are designed for each problem, as they arise but unless they align with the natural cycles they often conflict with them causing other problems downstream. For example, highly concentrated fertilizer begins to sterilize the soil, change the acidity, increase thatch and weaken grass. Herbicides, pesticides, iron, lime and specialty chemicals are applied to compensate for the problems caused by the concentrated nitrogen. These make lawns reliant upon regular applications of chemicals, which are required to be watered in. Shallow root structures allow the water to run-off carrying the chemicals into drainage systems. More chemicals are then necessary to clean the drinking water while lakes become saturated with nitrogen loving algae and chemicals.
Virid believes the best way to keep weeds under control is with a healthy lawn. Spot spraying of the imminent weed focuses efforts on the specific problem area without the over-use of dangerous herbicides. With Virid you will find your lawn and landscape plants can do well with less interference by relying on their natural cycles to solve many of the potential concerns.