Start repairing your old
lawn by fixing the soil problems
In Alberta and the rest of the prairie provinces
we all have problematic clay based soil.
I have found in the
many years of doing landscape work in both
Alberta and Saskatchewan there is literally no
area that does not have this clay soil problem.
Clay based soil is
lumpy, sticky and does not drain well. It also
has another problem less obvious, in that it has
a high sodium or salt content. Salt is the
compound that makes clay bind and produce lumps.
It is also not great for fertility, yet it does
contain all the nutrients most plants need,
often in abundance.
The problem with clay
soils are that the sodium compounds it contains
binds (chemically) the other nutrients in a form
that is not accessible to the plants, so it
appears to be low in nutrient value.
If your lawn and
garden are not doing well, it may be because of
the high content of clay in your top soil.
However this can fixed dramatically with a
little effort and expense using our cutting edge
soil modifier, Clay Doctor.
Mistaya Land and
Water has a Clay Doctor program for your lawn or
garden using safe soil science products that can
within a day start to condition your soil back
to a softer, more porous soil that holds and
drains water better and the salt content is
reduced. Another plus is that it will release
it's nutrient content better due to increased
porosity and the reduction of sodium (salt).
Clay Doctor : In my
opinion, there is not a lawn or garden in
Western Canada that could not benefit from an
application of the marvelous product. This
product works at the ionic level stripping
electrical charges from binding elements in the
clay like sodium. Once the Clay Doctor has
released these electrical binding charges the
clay basically falls apart and changes into
something more like a loamy soil
Now water can
penetrate deeper, bound up nutrients not
available before in the clay are freed up and
available to the plants and roots can grow
We have a program for
both gardens and lawns. Our program is not very
put, our program starts with the application
of the following products:
- The treatment will reduce the binding sodium
content through a chemical transfer process and
the sodium portion will become solvent and wash
out. This process will also break down the ionic
binding agents in the clay that make it stick
and will unbind the nutrients so the plants can
Overall this is a
miracle product for fixing clay soil, the
results are very evident in a short time.
treatment will suffice but it can be applied
every few years if required.
Soil Softner This will naturally
aerate or "flocculate" the soil and reduce the
surface tension of the soil particles so water
can flow freely and deeper into it. Another
important feature of Soil Softener is that it
adds enzymes and bio-organisms that keep soil in
top condition. without these organisms soil
becomes organically "dead" and therefore the
plants in it will not thrive.
Consider the metaphor
of "active culture" in yogurt, your digestive
system uses symbiotic organisms like bacteria to
help digest and extract nutrients from food we
or adding new healthy cultures of these
organisms found in yogurt into your digestive
system keeps it functioning well...soil is
similar in that with out a healthy population of
these microorganisms, soil becomes less and less
productive. Soil Softener will revitalize your
lawn or garden in this way.
Can be applied
yearly or more frequently if desired
Remover This is a miracle product ,
it is the only product I have used that works as
advertised. Mistaya Land and Water can fix severely
damaged lawns that look like they are
The damage is done by salt in the
urine and excess nitrogen from ammonia.
The salt builds up in spots and cannot be washed
away, once the concentration reaches a certain
point the soil can no longer support plant life.
The excess nitrogen can actually "burn" the grass.
Dog Spot Remover uses a combination
of cutting edge ionic transfer catalysts and
natural minerals that will break down the sodium
chloride (salt) ions binding the fine clay
particles (micelles) causing them to release and
relax within days. This softens the soil and makes
it much more like loam. Now the sodium and excess
toxic nitrogen salt is dispersed. The toxic parts
can now be washed away with watering and the soil
is ready to support grass again.
Grass must be replanted at this
stage as it has been killed in the urine spots.
Once we have treated the spots or
the entire yard to remove the salt, excess
nitrogen and other toxins the next step of our our
program involves adding the organic soil
amendments and laying a new layer of top
soil/compost with eco grass seed mixed in.
We can lay this right over the
existing damaged grass without digging up the old
lawn using our liquid soil top dressing machine.
In about 2-3 weeks your lawn will start to look
like a brand new lawn. within a year the old lawn
will be replaced by the more aggressive native
species based eco grass .
Eco Grass is naturally much more
salt tolerant than sod based lawns (blue grass),
which means your new lawn will not be as
susceptible to dog spots ever again.
To maintain the repaired lawn and
prevent the dead spots from returning, you just
need to sprinkle a cup or two of some granular Dog
Spot Remover or use our new liquid dog spot
product regularly where your dog visits over the
summer and even winter in the places your dog
frequents the most .
more about our Dog Damaged Lawn program here
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