Applying EnSoil Algae
Applying EnSoil is Simple
The basic ratio for mixing EnSoil is:
8 Ounces (250mL) per Acre
EnSoil Algae is delivered to growers as a liquid concentrate. The application rate is 8 ounces per acre, so EnSoil should be diluted in water and applied through any liquid application mechanism available.
Current clients use in furrow irrigation systems, pivots, pull-behind sprayers, and drones.
EnSoil Algae can be mixed with other liquid inputs at the time of application, but not before.
EnSoil Algae should be stored refrigerated for cell count stability if not used when received.
Our Partner Development Team provides a full crop-specific consultation for every client using EnSoil Algae as an agricultural input.
Applying EnSoil Algae on Lawns & Gardens
Basic Mixing Ratio: 1 tsp. (5 mL) of EnSoil for every 1 gallon (4 liters) of Water
For lawns and gardens, this amount of EnSoil and water will cover 1000 sq. ft. with a backpack sprayer. If you need more water, there is no problem in adding more to the spray tank. Spray the contents of the whole tank evenly over the area. Hit "bare spots" more heavily.
For every additional 1 gallon of water needed, add an additional tsp. of EnSoil.
For potted plants, 1/2 tsp. of EnSoil concentrate is enough to treat 10 pots. This can be done using a watering can.
Should I spray the ground or the plant?
You can spray both, but most of it should go to the soil. Use about 2/3 of the tank on the soil and the remaining 1/3 on foliage.
How Often Should I Apply EnSoil?
For freshly seeded sod, new turf, or recently installed plants, give the soil a "jumpstart" by applying EnSoil one a week for four weeks, and then once every two weeks.
For established lawns and turf apply EnSoil Algae once a week for two weeks at the beginning of the growing season, then once every six weeks.
For gardens and potted plants, apply EnSoil once a week for two weeks at the beginning of growing season and then once every two weeks.
Calculating Square Footage of Your Lawn and Garden
As stated above, the basic mixing ration is 1 tsp. (5 mL) of EnSoil to 1gallon (4 liters) of water. However, in order to know how much EnSoil Algae concentrate and water you will need, you will first need to measure the area you wish to treat. You can measure your lawn and/or garden with a tape measure, but stepping it off is also reliable. Each big step roughly equals 3 feet. The following table is a calculator that helps with measurements, and the amount of EnSoil Algae to use:
Best Weather and Time of Day to Apply EnSoil Algae for Lawn & Garden
EnSoil Algae can be applied at any time, but we usually apply it late in the day or early morning so that the algae is not exposed to mid-day heat. In dry weather, applying just before watering ensures that the algae solution will reach into the soil. Applying it just before or after rain also works.
A FINAL NOTE: If you are unsure about how to measure your lawn/garden, or how to mix EnSoil Algae for application, please reach out and Contact Us.
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