Verified Lawn and Landscape

Your Nutrition Program

 

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.

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.

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.

Do you have feedback?

 

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.

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!

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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?

If you are starting Your Nutrition Program half way through the season, cut each "Annual Total" in half. Be prepared to apply the full amount 

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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Annual Total

 

This is the amount of each product that needs to be applied over the course of the season. Divide your area size by 1000 and multiply by this number to determine how much product you will use

in one season. 

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.

Frequency

 

Applications should be spread out over the entire growing season. Use the Month to Month calendar as a starting point to help you plan your applications.

Need help?

Click here for

a worksheet

to track your applications!

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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. 

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# of Applications

The number of applications you

make in a season is up to you! 

Find the "Rate/Application" column in Section A of Your Nutrition Program.

For example:

"Annual Total" = 24 lbs/1000ft2

"Rate/Application" = 3 - 6 lbs/1000ft2

 

The number of applications in

this case would be somewhere between 4 and 8.

Notes

Use this space to note things you might like to remember next season like "Core aerated front lawn on 05/18/21."

Running Total 

This number should match your Annual Total by the end of the season. You may need to adjust the frequency of your applications to finish in time for winter.

Sample ID

 

Avoid mixing up your sample areas! Print a separate sheet for each sample submitted and write the sample ID in this space. 

Products

Not every soil will require all 3 products. Cross out any that did not appear on your Shopping List.

Sections B - E

The remaining products (Detox, Compost, etc.) are not included as they do not always require repeat applications. Use this space to note those applications. 

Annual Total 

Click here for

help locating the "Annual Total" on your report. 

Download

Click here to download the Annual Plant Food Tracker.