seaweed extract

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by mrkosar, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 680

    anyone using this stuff at any capacity?

    i have heard of folks using it as a preventative for diseases because it strengthens the root system, but has anyone experienced or heard of using it as a curative spot treatment?

    what about compost tea spot treatments?
  2. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    It will Increase microbial activity In the soil surface...which Is a good thing...reducing thatch buildup. The benifit window is short lived...good for maybe 2 weeks... I have never used It for spot treatments...I know It will green the grass up nice without making It grow fast.:weightlifter:
  3. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,643

    We use seaweed primarily for rooting sod and giving seedlings a boost after germination.

    I have spot treated summer patch and red thread with straight compost tea and saw good results.

    We offer spring and fall bio booster treatments with fish, seaweed, humate, and compost tea among other ingredients to boost microbial actvity and also acts as a disease preventative and curative.
  4. earthguy

    earthguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I use both in my business and get good results. Compost tea is great for red thread as well as dolloar spot but not so good for brown patch on fescue. Sea weed is loaded with micronutrients and also acts as a food source for beneficial microbes in the soil. I highly recommend both
  5. Nathan Robinson

    Nathan Robinson LawnSite Senior Member
    from 47712
    Messages: 317

    I seen sea weed compost in a lesco mineral concentrate today. Its a liquid iron with the sea weed compost in it. Looks like these guys saying organics are terrible may be taking their first steps in a positive direction.

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