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Soil Amendments

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APEX-10

Striking a Balance in a Fragile Ecosystem

APEX-10 is a peat-humic substance made from highly humified peat sources that have a variety of very active and complex materials from plant fibers and contain many active natural constituents. What differentiates this product from anything on the market is the patented extraction process used to recover all of these natural substances in their most beneficial form. The result is a formula with a greater power than simply the sum of its parts. This creates the ultimate product for soil and plant heath which has been proven to:

  • Enhance Fertilizer Efficiency by up to 66%
  • Improve Water Efficiency by up to 30%
  • Increase Plant Turgidity
  • Enhance Soil Nutrient Retention & Make Nutrients More Available to the Plant
  • Dramatically Reduce the Potential of Root Loss Under Stressful Conditions
  • Improve Overall Plant Performance

APEX-10 has been thoroughly tested and proven through university studies and real world applications, offering industry professionals a natural alternative that maximizes the efficiency of their operations and complements their environmental initiatives without compromising performance.

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Packaging and Rates

  • Packaging size: 1 gallon bottles
  • Turf Rate: 3 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 1 gallon per acre per application
  • Tree/Shrub Rate: 1 ounce per shrub and 2 ounces per tree, mixed with 3-5 gallons of water
  • Sod Farms: Just 1-1.5 gallons per acre over the growing season

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Lambert Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss

Lambert Canadian Sphagnum Peat MossLambert peat moss is an excellent soil amendment because of its capacity to retain water, aerate the soil and it is completely natural. Lambert's peat moss carry the OMRI (Organic Material Review Institute) logo, which indicates that they are approved for use in organic production.

Features

  • OMRI Listed organic

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Packaging

  • Packaged in 3.8 cu. ft. bales, 30 bales per pallet

 

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Encap Pro Iron

ENCAP's Pro Series Iron with AST® is a premium combination of iron, sulfur and gypsum designed to quickly green up turf and condition your soil without excessive plant growth. The iron used in ENCAP's Pro Series product is highly concentrated and effective in helping to develop strong root systems and disease resistant plants. ENCAP's AST® technology is a proprietary blend of polymers designed to condition the soil and keep nutrients right where you put them, even after it rains. The proprietary polymers create micro channels in the soil that help water and nutrients get to the root zone quickly making them readily available for plant uptake. All of this in a product that is easy to use and dust free. ENCAP Pro Series Iron with AST® is the clear choice of landscape professionals.

Benefits

  • Fast Green Up: Highly concentrated iron goes to work quickly to green turf without excessive growth.
  • Long Lasting: AST® holds iron in the soil longer resulting in fewer applications.
  • Non-Burning: Safe to use on all types of plants. Will not burn turf, ornamentals or gardens.
  • Non-Staining: Will not stain concrete walks or driveways, even when wet.
  • Saves-Money: Up to 5 times the coverage of other iron products.

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Packaging

  • 50# bags, 40 bags per pallet

 

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Growers Mix w/perlite (CM66)

Growers Mix w/pine fines (CM63)Peat, Perlite, Compost and Sand Versatile mix for smaller containers where high water retention is desired.

Features

  • Good for: Cuttings, Annuals, Vegetable & Herbs, Perennials, Small Planters, 1 Gal.

Packaging

  • Packaged in 1.5 cu. ft. bags, 45 bags per pallet

 

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Growers Mix w/pine fines (CM63)

Growers Mix w/pine fines (CM63)Peat, 3/4" Pine Fines, Compost & Sand Peat based mix with pine fines where moderate water retention is desired.

Features

  • Good for: Roses, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, 1 Gal & 2-5 Gal Large Planters

Packaging

  • Packaged in 1.5 cu. ft. bags, 45 bags per pallet

 

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Landscape Pro Potting Soil

For planters and beds

Potting SoilDesigned with landscapers in mind. This soil is great for all container sizes - such as mixed planters or specimen annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, mums and large patio planters.

Coarse southern pine bark is utilized in the blend to provide long term structural stability as the larger particle sizes are more resistant to degradation over time due to smaller relative surface area. This pine also provides adequate porosity to the blend, eliminating the need for aggregates such as perlite. Mix is pH buffered with a combination of dolomitic and high calcium lime to ensure proper Ca/Mg balance in the substrate. Starter charge provides up to 2 weeks of crop support. Blue chip (38-0-0) is included to stabilize the organic matter in blends to prevent any nitrogen immobilization. The Landscaper’s Pro: All Purpose Potting Soil is manufactured at optimum moisture content of 45 to 55 percent.

Landscaper’s Pro All Purpose Potting Soil contains: 1/2” and 3/8” Southern Pine Bark Fines, Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss, Coconut Coir, Starter Charge & Blue Chip, Phosphorous, Mycorrhizae, Lime and Wetting Agent.

Benefits

  • Superb balance of drainage and water retention.
  • Made fresh to order.
  • No messy perlite! Can be used as a bed prep amendment.
  • Starter fertilizer included; plants establish quickly

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Available in 2.0 cf bags

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MicroPel

MicroPelMicroPel® as part of a comprehensive agronomic plan will provide a long lasting dark green turf that is thick and dense. Plant energy is produced efficiently, and energy is directed into overall turf health rather than just upright growth. MicroPel® is great at maintaining superior color in winter over seeded turf.

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Packaging

  • 50# bags, 40 bags per pallet

 

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Mushroom CompostMushroom Compost

This compost is a combination of composted straw, horse manure and supplemental nutrients. Originally designed to meet the stringent nutritional and structural media requirements for mushroom growers, this formulation is excellent for soil amendment use in the landscape.

The high nutrient values are excellent for inducing plant growth and health and the structural characteristics are ideal for loosening and improving the heavy soils prevalent in the Chicago area.

The availability of soluble nitrogen in Mushroom Compost is relatively low, which means no burn, but total nitrogen is present in such a form that it will be released as further decomposition takes place. Phosphate, potassium, calcium and magnesium are quite high. Salinity is well below that of typical manure. The micro-element content is good for copper, high for zinc, manganese and iron, and slightly low for boron.

Benefits

  • The structural characteristics of Mushroom Compost are ideal for loosening and improving heavy soils.
  • The particle size is quite favorable for improvement of soils physical properties.
  • New plants will establish faster and grow more vigorously.
  • As an amendment, Mushroom Compost also supplies needed nutrients in a form particularly suited to most ground covers.
  • Mushroom compost can be used for seeding grass and sodding, giving the seed/sod a quick start for a faster established lawn.
  • When used as a mulch, it will upgrade the soil condition and provide nutritional benefits to existing beds.

 

Packaging

  • Packaged in 1.5 cu. ft. bags, 45 bags per pallet

 

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Pelletized Gypsum Fairway Grade

Use MK Minerals CROWN™ PROFESSIONAL Series™ Pelletized FAIRWAY Gypsum to build and maintain picture perfect turf, brightly colored flowers, deep colored shrubs and trees, and increased garden yields.

Benefits

  • Effectively neutralizes adverse effects of excess sodium and aids in leeching sodium from the root zone and improving soil structure
  • Helps correct soils associated with high pH induced iron chlorosis
  • Supplies plant available Calcium, essential in regulating the availability of nutrients in the soil and vital to strength and resilience of cell walls, and stress tolerance
  • Supplies plant available Sulfur in the Sulfate form, essential for optimum Nitrogen and phosphate uptake and metabolism
  • Finely ground for clean, accurate, convenient application with consistent results on all types of turf

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Packaging

  • 50# bags, 40 bags per pallet

 

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Pelletized Gypsum Greens Grade

Use MK Minerals CROWN™ PROFESSIONAL Series™ Pelletized GreensGrade Gypsum to build and maintain picture perfect turf, brightly colored flowers, deep colored shrubs and trees, and increased garden yields.

Benefits

  • Effectively neutralizes adverse effects of excess sodium and aids in leeching sodium from the root zone and improving soil structure
  • Helps correct soils associated with high pH induced iron chlorosis
  • Supplies plant available Calcium, essential in regulating the availability of nutrients in the soil and vital to strength and resilience of cell walls, and stress tolerance
  • Supplies plant available Sulfur in the Sulfate form, essential for optimum Nitrogen and phosphate uptake and metabolism
  • Finely ground for clean, accurate, convenient application with consistent results on all types of turf

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Packaging

  • 50# bags, 40 bags per pallet

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Pelletized Lime Fairway Grade

Use MK Minerals CROWN™ PROFESSIONAL Series™ Pelletized FAIRWAY Dolomitic Limestone to build and maintain picture perfect turf, brightly colored flowers, deep colored shrubs and trees, and increased garden yields.

Benefits

  • Increases pH in acid soils by replacing hydrogen and Aluminum with Calcium increasing nutrient availability
  • Supplies turf essential plant and soil nutrients Calcium and Magnesium
  • Helps convert fertilizer into plant available forms
  • Stimulates soil microbial activity, aiding in the decomposition of organic matter
  • Clean, accurate application
  • Apply in any season
  • Rapid response with consistent results

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Packaging

  • 50# bags, 40 bags per pallet

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Pelletized Lime Greens Grade

Use MK Minerals CROWN™ PROFESSIONAL Series™ Pelletized GreensGrade Dolomitic Limestone to build and maintain picture perfect turf, brightly colored flowers, deep colored shrubs and trees, and increased garden yields.

Benefits

  • Increases pH in acid soils by replacing hydrogen and Aluminum with Calcium increasing nutrient availability
  • Supplies turf essential plant and soil nutrients Calcium and Magnesium
  • Helps convert fertilizer into plant available forms
  • Stimulates soil microbial activity, aiding in the decomposition of organic matter
  • Clean, accurate application
  • Apply in any season
  • Rapid response with consistent results
  • Greens Grade designed for application on dense and close cut turf

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Packaging

  • 50# bags, 40 bags per pallet

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Sulfur

Helps nutrient uptake in turf by lowering ph in the rhizosphere.

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Packaging

  • 50# bags, 40 bags per pallet

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