Verified Lawn and Landscape

Your Nutrition Program

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Low to High Ratings

 

Notice that "Good" is not one of the options listed here. These ratings are a helpful reference, however, "Low" does not necessarily mean deficient.

Cation Exchange

 

C.E.C. is a good indicator of soil type. This value represents the ability - or capacity - of your soil to store nutrients.

Soil pH

 

Soil pH is directly related to nutrient availability. For most plants, a pH of 7.0 - neutral - is ideal. Keep in mind, certain plants do require acidity.

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Click here to let us know what you have to say! Being that this is a pilot project, we will be relying on your feedback in order to make improvements.

Cation Elements

 

Soil particles are negatively charged. Cations are the positively charged elements that, in a way, compete for space on soil particles.

Click here for ideal ranges.

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Monthly Guide

 

This calendar is intended only as a starting point! We encourage you to make adjustments and find the schedule that works for you and your landscape.

Mid-season start?

No problem!

Jump in at any point in Your Nutrition Program and start from the top next spring.

No retailer listed?

 

Click here for a map of participating locations. In order to follow Your Nutrition Program, you will need access to the Verified product line.

Product Quantities

 

In most cases, you will have products left over in the fall. Be sure to take that into account before you top up your supply for next season!

Sections A to E

 

Flip to pages 3 and 4 of Your Nutrition Program  to find descriptions for each required product. This schedule was mainly designed to help you time your applications.

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Salt Control

 

If sodium amendment is necessary, a table will appear in this section. On this table you will find the required application rate.

Rates

It is up to you to decide how many applications you will make in a season. Be sure to track your applications as you make them to ensure that you reach your Annual Total by the end of the growing season.

Modifications

 

Changes can be made to Your Nutrition Program to accommodate your schedule and routines. However, multiple products should never be applied on the same day.

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pH Correction

 

If your soil is highly acidic, a table will appear in this section. On this table you will find the required application rate. 

Lowering pH

Recommendations will not be made when your pH exceeds the upper limit. Lowering pH can be quite costly and results are unpredictable. Click

here for more. 

Refresh

Here you will find additional tips relating to your intended end use. In general, these tips are geared towards aesthetic improvements to your landscape. 

Organic Amendment

 

If your soil is low in organic matter, a table will appear in this section. The benefits of increased microbial activity will be well worth the extra effort.

Want to learn more?

Click here to visit the Compost Council of Canada website.