What are the mixing instructions?
For small quantities applied to houseplants, you can mix one cap full in a quart of water. In most lawn and garden applications, you can mix two ounces (4 tablespoons) of Chandler Soil per gallon of water. For broadcast spraying, the gallon mixture will cover approximately 2,000 square feet. The product should be sprayed directly on the soil, and it may be incorporated lightly with a rake or other garden tool. Also, Chandler Soil may be applied in bands over the seed row prior to emergence. For applications to larger areas, you can refer to our recommendations for Chandler Soil applied to field crops. You can mix Soil with liquid fertilizers or pesticides, and we recommend that you dilute the other products in water before adding Chandler Soil to the mix.
When do I apply Chandler Soil to my lawn or garden?
We recommend you spray Chandler Soil on your lawn or garden at least once per year. For lawns, you should apply the product when the grass is short enough so the spray can get to the soil surface. The product may be applied at a higher rate or more than once per year if you want to resolve specific problems such as compaction from vehicle traffic, construction disturbances, or severe drainage problems.
Why should I worry about compaction in my lawn?
We typically hear about compaction problems in farm soils that must bear the weight of large tractors and other equipment. However, the heavy traffic on farm fields is limited to a few times per year. A suburban lawn may be routinely exposed to foot and vehicle traffic, and the amount of compaction (as measured by the bulk density of the soil) in lawns can exceed farm soil compaction by 50% or more. Compacted lawns will typically feel very hard, and they will tend to have excess thatch and be poorly drained, less responsive to fertilizer applications, and more susceptible to dry weather.
Can I use Chandler Soil on houseplants?
Yes, you can spray the product on soil in pots, window boxes, or other containers once every eight weeks.
For More Information
For more information on Chandler Soil for lawns and gardens, call (309) 659-7773 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.