compost tea

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by docs, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. docs

    docs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    #1 anybody using it?
    #2 how much would you pay if you could buy it?
    #3what would you charge your customer to apply?
    thanks
     
  2. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,643

    1. It's not used too much on the lawn end where I work, but I did use it on a few lawns with red thread and summer patch. Stopped the spread of the disease. In the fall, it's mixed with a cocktail of other organic ingredients and marketed as a fall liquid aeration.

    2. If I could buy it? It's brewed on site.

    3. Charge for apps is something you would have to figure out after costs. Charge as a top dressing, soil amendment, etc.

    Do you know that the tea will only last, give or take 4 hours without oxygen?
     
  3. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Hi, compost teas are no-longer a dream, avalible are dry-pks that you can mix on your site add the air / & sugar to activate the mix.......if any of you are intrested send me a message, we have a very small distrubution network in Long Island and in Michigan [ We make everything ourselves and have been usein it for over 20 yrs on our own customers],,,,,,,,,,sure beats the cost, buyin from the chemical guys? :) :angel: :alien:
     
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,142

    We started making it with a 7 gallon container and use it on all our flower beds at commericial sites. I also used it on my lawn and trees at my house, and I think this is a long term process. I did see worms in the flower beds this year and haven't seen that for awhile. We also are using it on compacted islands in parking lots as experiment.
     

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