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Category: Soil

Spring has sprung despite the unpredictable April weather. It is a busy time as we all rush around to put those finishing touches on our gardens, flowerbeds and lawns.  Here are a few things that you should pay attention to this month. If you have not already done so, April is a great month to…
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We are excited to assist you in creating your raised bed garden using Geo Growers soil and products.  Hopefully this guide will answer some of your questions about what soils and amendments are best for you. How much soil do I need? There is, of course, great variability here. It depends on the depth of…
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It’s Alive !!!!!! Thunderhead Soil is rich in soil microorganisms. During mixing, the soil is deliberately inoculated with these microorganisms. These soil creatures are responsible for decomposing cellulose into sugars and transporting minerals and raw materials into the root systems of plants.  They feed themselves with the sugars they make and transport nutrients to the…
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By George Altgelt In our last column there was a mistake in the last paragraph. The comparison I was making was between someone who was hypoglycemic (abnormally low blood sugar) and a plant with low sugar content in its plant sap. A person in this condition can hardly move, a plant in this condition can…
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by George Altgelt Certain Disaster just ahead? Soil nutrients becoming toxic? For whom? “Jeeze Louise” George you make it sound like were on a runaway train about to cross the Pecos river and the bridge is out. OK, OK, so maybe were not all about to die but the living soil that’s about to take…
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By George Altgelt So, how tall should turf grass be? That’s what we were looking at the last time. With turf grass our range of choices are limited to the settings on the lawn mower. Even so, what you choose will have an enormous impact on the vitality and productivity of your lawn. Taller grasses…
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Oak Wilt Prevention

What is Oak Wilt? Oak Wilt is a fungus Ceratocystis Fafacearum, that infects the vascular system of all species of Oak Trees, especially Live Oaks, or properly known as Quercus Fuciformus.  The infection is lethal if left unchecked. It is much easier to take steps to prevent the infection than to try and save the tree…
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by George Altgelt How tall should turf grass be? Well, what do you want to end up with? Something nice to walk on? The manicured look? Easy maintenance? Minimum water usage? The best place to start is with a look at the physics of light and heat. When sunlight reaches the surface of almost any…
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