Virid offers the homeowner a better way to feed their lawns and landscape plants.
Virid uses its patent pending technology to automatically deliver the right amount of nutrients with water every time the sprinkler system runs.
Virid feeds landscape plants 70 times a growing season compared to 7 times with the old methods.
This one, simple, environmentally sustainable service:
- Feeds lawns, bushes, trees, ground cover, xeriscape, flower and vegetable gardens (not just grass), using
- Less water, so that they are
- Better able to fight disease and fend off weeds, and is
- Safer for kids and pets (and anybody who enjoys being on and in the lawn),
- And it costs less!
You wouldn't take a month's worth of vitamins all at once, so why feed your plants that way?
Virid's H2grO service injects small amounts of essential nutrients into the sprinkler system for automatic feeding of lawns and other landscape plants watered by your sprinkler system. It works every time the sprinkler system runs. The dilute nutrient solution feeds plants the right amount so they absorb most of it for less waste and continuous growth.
The old fertilization methods schedule monthly applications of concentrated fertilizers because it is too expensive for them to visit your home every few days. This concentrated fertilizer application causes a feast / famine cycle. The immediate surge in growth clogs up the mower and stresses the grass plant. Then, the famine stage sets in with no food causing shallow root structures.
Virid not only feeds plants but conditions the soil to conserve water and allow plants to naturally crowd out weeds!
Frequent feeding of dilute nutrients during the cool morning and evening hours encourages loose and healthy soil. Healthy soil absorbs extra water so roots can easily grow deep. The soil then becomes a reservoir for both food and water allowing plants to be more drought tolerant which requires less water, particularly in the hot months. Healthy, well fed plants with deep root structures naturally crowd out weeds, choking off access to food, water and light. Healthy soil, with active microbial activity, helps plants fight off disease.
The old fertilization methods, with highly concentrated applications, stress the plant causing shallow root structures where water is prone to run-off without percolating the soil. During the famine stage the only way to keep lawns green and plants growing is to increase the amount of water in an attempt to penetrate the hard soils. Weeds thrive in a harsher environment and can readily overtake a stressed turf. One of the main cures for common lawn disease is to stop the application of concentrated fertilizer in part because it reduces the healthy microbial activity in the soil.
Virid's dilute feedings target EPA drinking water standards for safer lawns and gardens
Because Virid feeds plants so frequently we can give the plants and soil small amounts of nutrients and target EPA drinking water standards. Plants absorb nearly all of the nutrients delivered through the H2grO System. And because Virid promotes healthy plants there is less need for both toxic weed killers and pesticides. More nutrients absorbed by the plant with less pesticide use means fewer of these elements end up in the natural drainage systems and drinking water sources.
The old fertilizer providers, those who spray fast acting liquid chemicals, often combine their fertilizer with specialized herbicides that do not impact turf grasses. The whole lawn, and only the lawn, is sprayed with this mixture. This becomes part of the "Spiral of Dependence" the old providers now rely upon for additional sources of revenue.
Virid's H2grO System works automatically so it costs less
Virid's patent pending H2grO technology was designed specifically for the residential market to be highly effective, reliable and low cost. Virid can afford to spoon-feed your grass and landscape plants the right amount of nutrients 70 times a growing season because it works automatically. Virid passes that savings along to the customer.
The old fertilizer providers have to drive a truck, often a large truck carrying thousands of gallons of water/fertilizer/herbicide mixture, to your home for each application. That is why they use such high concentrations, because it is expensive to schedule each visit and make each house call.
And last but not least; Virid's H2grO Service is Eco-Friendly
First off, Virid works in sync with natural cycles, dilute amounts of nutrients, delivered with water typically in the cooler hours of the day. Think about how particles come from the air, landing on dew in the mornings or falling with rain in the afternoons. This provides an environment that plants are accustomed to thriving in. Remember too that living in an arid climate, we need to provide additional water and nutrients in order to get grass and our lush gardens to grow. Virid works with nature to make it more predictable.
Virid uses less fertilizer and requires less herbicide and pesticide. Demand is reduced for these so less is produced and importantly because plants absorb more of the Nitrogen rich nutrients, less is available to run-off into natural drainage systems or drinking water resources. The nation's waterways have become contaminated with pollutants that cause hypoxia in fish and deliver trace elements of toxins throughout our food cycle.
Because Virid's H2grO System works with nature to develop rich soils, those soils reduce water run-off, absorbing it for deep root structures and use during hotter days. These conditions require less watering and conserve that precious resource for the broader community but also reduce homeowner's water bills (that get more expensive per gallon the more consumed).
And Virid reduces vehicle emissions and the demand for the fuel that drives them. Virid's automatic system does not require monthly visits to deliver service and can actually feed 10 times more frequently with fewer vehicles, less fuel and emissions and less traffic congestion.