Soil is not a uniform substance but rather a diverse mixture of many ingredients. Several additives exist that can “charge up” the fertility of your soil with nutrients such as minerals or organic materials, making it a happier home for plants.
One relatively new soil ingredient is a type of charcoal called “biochar.” Biochar is created by heating organic materials in an oxygen-free environment so they char without burning. This process makes biochar specially designed, at the molecular level, for maximum absorption. The structure of biochar includes an extreme amount of surface area , which attracts beneficial nutrients and micro-organisms.
To get the most out of biochar, an ideal practice is to “charge” it up by mixing the biochar with a variety of micro-organisms and nutrients before adding it to the soil. This maximizes the amount of beneficial compounds that are taken up by the biochar to then be released over time into the soil.
Due to its incredible absorption potential, biochar maximizes the effectiveness of fertilizers and other soil additives by housing these nutrients so that they can be released slowly over time. Just like all of our electronic gadgets, soil works best when it is freshly charged. Ask us what biochar and other soil additives can do for your lawn and landscaping.