Updated: Apr 22
GROWO vermicompost extract strengthens the physical and biological aspects of the soil around a plant’s root zone.
Lawn thatch reduction
• One of the specific benefits of vermicompost extract application is reduced thatch. Lignin, which is a polymer highly resistant to decomposition, accounts for about ¼ of thatch composition. Cellulolytic microorganisms contained in the vermicompost extract are capable of enzymatically decomposing even resistant polymers such as cellulose and lignin.
• Over-use use of mineral fertilizers leads to soil acidity that is not conducive to maintaining the required quantities of decomposing microorganisms. Vermicompost extract delivers robust and diverse microbial populations into the soil and enhances soil fertility, by fostering the development of complementary soil micro-organisms.
• Fungicides and insecticides contribute to excessive thatch build-up. Vermicompost extract is a natural plant health enhancer that has demonstrated activity against plant pathogens. On-going studies show a potential mode of action interferes with pathogens’ access to plant roots. Laboratory and field experiments have shown that aqueous vermicompost extracts significantly suppress harmful fungi and mildew. Vermicompost is also a natural insect repellent.
Vermicompost extract is an effective bio-stimulant that promotes accelerated root initiation, establishment, and development without the excessive build-up of lawn thatch. GROWO for ornamentals plants can be applied to all ornamental plants, trees, turf, lawns and landscape shrubs. For thatch reduction vermicompost extract is used as a soil spray at regular intervals while providing all its other wonderful benefits as a natural provider of macro- and micronutrients.
Read more about product use: https://www.korkeus.fi/product-descriptions.