Lawn Biostimulants for Environmentally Friendly Lawn Care

Biostimulants enhance environmentally friendly lawn care by fostering soil health, optimizing nutrient absorption, and promoting robust plant growth. These natural formulations, often derived from organic sources, improve soil structure, increase nutrient availability, and enhance stress resistance in plants. By reducing the need for synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, biostimulants contribute to sustainable practices, minimizing environmental impact and promoting a healthier, more resilient lawn ecosystem.

Understanding Lawn Biostimulants

Biostimulants come in various forms, including organic compounds, microbial-based solutions, and extracts from seaweed or plants. Unlike fertilizers, which provide essential nutrients directly to plants, biostimulants enhance the plant's natural processes. They contain substances that stimulate plant growth, improve nutrient uptake, and enhance stress tolerance.

Organic biostimulants, for instance, often contain humic acids, fulvic acids, and other organic matter that enrich the soil. Microbial-based biostimulants introduce beneficial microorganisms to the soil, fostering a healthy and dynamic ecosystem. On the other hand, seaweed extracts and plant hormones provide natural growth regulators that can boost a plant's resilience.

Benefits of Using Lawn Biostimulants

Improved nutrient uptake and utilization: Biostimulants facilitate better absorption and utilization of nutrients by plants. This enhances the overall health of the lawn and reduces the need for synthetic fertilizers.

Enhanced stress tolerance: Lawns face various stressors, from extreme weather conditions to pest infestations. Biostimulants help plants build resilience, allowing them to withstand stress more effectively and recover more quickly.

Promotion of soil health and microbial activity: By encouraging the growth of beneficial microorganisms, biostimulants contribute to soil health. Healthy soil, in turn, provides a more hospitable environment for plants to thrive.

Reduction in chemical fertilizer dependency: With biostimulants enhancing nutrient uptake, there is a reduced reliance on chemical fertilizers. This benefits the environment by minimizing chemical runoff and saves homeowners money in the long run.

Positive impact on the environment: Using biostimulants aligns with broader environmental goals by promoting sustainable and eco-friendly lawn care practices. The reduction in synthetic inputs minimizes the ecological footprint of lawn maintenance. 

 

Application of Lawn Biostimulants

Application of Lawn Biostimulants

Biostimulants can be applied through various methods, including foliar sprays, soil drenching, and seed treatment. The choice of application method depends on factors such as the specific biostimulant used, the current state of the lawn, and the desired outcomes.

Foliar spray: This method involves spraying the biostimulant directly onto the leaves of the plants. It's a quick and effective way to directly deliver nutrients and other active ingredients to the plant. We highly recommend this 4-Gallon Backpack Sprayer with a TeeJet Foliar Extended Range Spray Tip for this type of application. 

Soil drenching: Drenching the soil with biostimulants allows for the gradual release of nutrients and promotes the development of a robust root system. This method is particularly useful for addressing soil compaction and improving overall soil structure.

Seed treatment: Treating seeds with biostimulants before planting can give young plants a head start by providing essential nutrients during the critical early stages of growth.

Understanding the timing and frequency of application is crucial for maximizing the benefits of biostimulants. Regular applications can lead to more resilient and healthier lawns, especially during key growth stages.

 

Related: The Best Types of Organic Fertilizers for Your Lawn

 

Our Favorite Organic Lawn Biostimulant Products

Organic Lawn Biostimulant Products

Mirimichi Green Essential-G: A Granular Biostimulant for Lush Lawns

Mirimichi Green's Essential-G is a granular biostimulant designed to enhance your lawn's health by improving soil quality. This unique formulation includes humate, compost, biochar, reclaimed coffee beans, and silicon, making it safe for all grass types on residential and commercial lawns.

Key benefits:

  • Covers 4,000 square feet per application.
  • Improves soil fertility, nutrient availability, and water retention.
  • Accelerates turf establishment through seed or sod.
  • It can be applied year-round, except when the ground is frozen.
  • Easy application with a broadcast spreader.
  • Ideal for cool-season lawns (apply in spring and fall) and warm-season lawns (use late spring through fall).
  • Suitable for all grass types, including Kentucky Bluegrass, Bermuda, St Augustine, and more.
  • Boosts fertilizer effectiveness, reducing the need for additional chemicals.

Essential-G features Mirimichi Green's innovative CarboMatrix™, an activated carbon (biochar) infused with premium organics. CarboMatrix™ addresses soil compaction, promotes root growth, increases fertility, and enhances water absorption while reducing nutrient leaching.

If you are looking to use biostimulants on your lawn when you are top-dressing or leveling your lawn, a great alternative to Essential-G is CarbonizPN™, which is a combination of compost and biochar that can be used as a top-dressing soil enhancer. CarbonizPN™ is an excellent option for new turf establishment via seed or sod or for bare spot repair.

ESSENTIAL-G™ - GRANULAR SOIL COMPOST AND BIOCHAR


Mirimichi Green 4-4-4 Organic Fertilizer: The Perfect Blend for Your Organic Lawn

If you're searching for an organic lawn fertilizer with added biostimulants to elevate your soil quality, look no further than Mirimichi Green's premium organic 4-4-4 fertilizer. This option is ideal for those committed to an entirely organic fertilization program.

Key benefits:

  • Simplify your lawn care routine with an organic fertilizer that is easy to spread.
  • Prevent lawn burn while ensuring consistent nourishment through the provision of slow-release nitrogen.
  • Enriched with iron, this fertilizer promotes a vibrant and deeper green lawn.
  • Enhance nutrient uptake for healthier plants with the inclusion of humate.
  • It contains phosphorus to encourage deep root growth, contributing to stronger, healthier plants.
  • It is infused with beneficial fungi and bacteria, promoting overall plant health.
  • Ensures organic authenticity as Mirimichi Organic Fertilizer is listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute.
  • A superior alternative to Milorganite, offering better ingredients and enhanced coverage value.

Application guidelines:

  • Mirimichi Green 4-4-4 is a versatile solution, combining Essential-G and a completely organic fertilizer. Suitable for use as a starter fertilizer or for general feeding throughout the season.
  • For best results, apply every 4-6 weeks during active grass growth to maintain optimal nourishment.
  • Cool-season lawns: Apply in spring through fall for Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, and Turf Type Tall Fescue.
  • Warm-season lawns: Ideal for early spring through fall fertilization for Bermuda, Zoysia, St Augustine, Centipede, and Bahia grass types.
  • Apply to a dry lawn and water within 48 hours with 1/4" of irrigation or rainfall.
Organic Fertilizer on Lawn

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    Mirimichi Green Release ZERO™: Unlocking the Power of Liquid Fertilizer and Biostimulant

    Mirimichi Green's Release ZERO™ is a liquid fertilizer and biostimulant that significantly enhances nutrient availability and uptake. This innovative product provides a range of organic compounds and minerals through the leaves and root system.

    Key benefits:

    • 10% liquid carbon promotes deeper root growth, enhancing soil aeration, water retention, and nutrient uptake.
    • Premium micronized nutrients optimize absorption, making them immediately available to the plant.
    • Enhances the effectiveness of fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticide for a more robust lawn care regimen.
    • Nano-sized nutrients for heat and drought protection.
    • Safe for all grass types.
    • It lasts up to 120 days, three times longer than typical fertilizers, proving its superior biostimulant and soil amendment capabilities.
    • NanoRelease™ Technology is 50 times more effective than humic 6%. 

    Application guidelines: 

    • Cool-season lawns: Apply during spring and fall for Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, and Turf Type Tall Fescue.
    • Warm-season lawns: Ideal for late spring to summer addition for Bermuda, Zoysia, St Augustine, Centipede, and Bahia grass types.
    • Apply through foliar spray alone or tank-mixed with other products.
    • Granular fertilizer, Essential-G, and other liquid products can be applied on the same day.
    • Release ZERO works via foliar uptake; simply spray your lawn and allow it to dry.

    Release Zero on Lawn


    Mirimichi Green Release 901C™: Advanced Liquid Fertilizer and Biostimulant

    Mirimichi Green Release 901C™ stands as an advanced solution, combining the benefits of liquid fertilizer and biostimulant properties for superior turf care. Applied through foliar spray, it ensures a vibrant, healthy lawn with deeper roots and enhanced nutrient uptake.

    Key benefits:

    • Contains 9% nitrogen and 1% potassium for comprehensive plant growth and health.
    • 10% liquid carbon promotes deeper root growth, enhancing soil aeration, water retention, and nutrient uptake.
    • Premium micronized nutrients optimize absorption, supporting soil biology populations.
    • Nano-sized nutrients for heat and drought protection.
    • Suitable for use on all grass varieties.

    Application guidelines:

    • Apply through foliar spray alone or tank-mixed with other products.
    • Release 901C works via foliar uptake; simply spray your lawn and allow it to dry.
    • Granular fertilizer, Essential-G, and other liquid products can be applied on the same day.
    • Other liquid products like biostimulants and Primo Maxx Growth Regulator can be mixed and sprayed simultaneously with Release 901C.

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    Mirimichi Green ByoSpxtrum™: The Ultimate Soil Biostimulant

    Mirimichi Green ByoSpxtrum™ provides a wide variety and diversity of beneficial microbes essential for optimal plant growth at all stages. ByoSpxtrum’s microbes activate to full life in seconds. This is due to the proprietary process that avoids stunning or harming them.

    Key benefits:

    • Boosts the effectiveness of fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides.
    • Speeds up the breakdown of thatch, improving overall lawn health.
    • Enhances the availability of nutrients in the soil, promoting robust plant growth.
    • It helps restore soil biology after fungicide applications, ensuring a balanced and healthy soil ecosystem.
    • Easily applied with liquid fertilizer, insecticides, and herbicides, covering 4-5 acres in one application.
    • A safe, non-GMO, and non-synthetic solution approved for use on certified organic crops.

    Application guidelines:

    • Designed for active growing months, apply during spring and fall for cool-season lawns (e.g., Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Turf Type Tall Fescue) and late spring through fall for warm-season lawns (e.g., Bermuda, Zoysia, St Augustine, Centipede, Bahia).
    • ByoSpxtrum works via foliar uptake; simply spray your lawn and allow it to dry.
    • Granular fertilizer, Essential-G, and other liquid products can be applied on the same day.
    • ByoSpxtrum can be mixed and sprayed simultaneously with other liquid products like biostimulants, Primo Maxx Growth Regulator, and more, including fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides.

    Mirimichi Green ByoSpxtrum™ is a potent soil biostimulant, fostering microbial diversity and optimizing nutrient uptake for a healthier and more vibrant lawn.

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    Mirimichi Green Nutri-Kelp™: Elevating Kelp Benefits with Advanced Formula

    Mirimichi Green Nutri-Kelp™ stands as a powerful liquid fertilizer and biostimulant, harnessing the benefits of kelp to improve soil quality, root growth, and stress resistance for a lush and resilient lawn.

    Key benefits:

    • It enhances the plant's ability to withstand stress and diseases.
    • Encourages stronger and deeper root systems for healthier plants.
    • Boosts nutrient uptake through the incorporation of micronized carbon.
    • Nano-sized nutrients are formulated to protect turf from heat and drought stress.
    • Suitable for use on all grass varieties.
    • Nutri-Kelp™ incorporates NanoRelease™ Technology to optimize nutrient absorption, resulting in stronger root systems and richer foliage.
    • Potassium in Nutri-Kelp creates a powerful formula that optimizes the correct pH level, protecting plants and soil from harmful heat exposure.

    Application guidelines:

    • Suitable for cool or warm season grass, plant beds, pots, trees, gardens, and more.
    • Designed for active growing months. For cool-season lawns, apply during spring and fall; for warm-season lawns, it's beneficial from late spring to summer.
    • Apply through foliar spray alone or tank-mixed with other products using a battery-powered 4-gallon sprayer with a TeeJet foliar spray tip.
    • Nutri-Kelp works via foliar uptake; simply spray your lawn and allow it to dry.
    • Granular fertilizer, Essential-G, and other liquid products can be applied on the same day.
    • Nutri-Kelp can be mixed and sprayed simultaneously with other liquid products like biostimulants, Primo Maxx Growth Regulator, and more, including fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides.

    Nutri-Kelp on Lawn


    The Golf Course Lawn Carbon Kit

    As a more economical way to bring these products to you, we’ve partnered with Mirimichi Green to create the Golf Course Lawn Carbon Kit. It consists of 3 products: Release ZERO™ or Release 901C™, Nutri-Kelp™, and ByoSpxtrum™.

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    Environmental Impact

    One of the most significant advantages of incorporating biostimulants into lawn care practices is their positive environmental impact.

    Comparison with Conventional Lawn Care Products

    Traditional lawn care products often contain synthetic chemicals that can leach into water systems, causing pollution. Biostimulants, being derived from natural sources, reduce the environmental impact associated with chemical runoff.

    Reduction in Chemical Runoff and Water Pollution

    The reduced dependence on synthetic fertilizers and pesticides translates to less chemical runoff, minimizing water pollution and supporting the health of aquatic ecosystems.

    Contribution to Overall Sustainability Goals 

    As communities worldwide strive to achieve sustainability goals, adopting biostimulants in lawn care aligns with these broader environmental initiatives. Homeowners can contribute to a healthier planet simply by making mindful choices in their yards.

    Understanding the Specific Needs of Your Lawn

    If you are considering using biostimulants in your lawn care routine, first, conduct a soil test to identify any nutrient deficiencies or imbalances. This information can guide you in selecting the most appropriate biostimulant for your lawn's unique requirements. 

    Lawn Carbon Kit — CREATE HEALTHY SOIL 

    Using lawn biostimulants represents a significant stride towards sustainable and environmentally friendly lawn care. From enhancing nutrient uptake to promoting soil health, the benefits of biostimulants extend beyond conventional practices. As homeowners and landscapers increasingly recognize the importance of eco-friendly solutions, adopting biostimulants emerges as a promising trend in the quest for greener and healthier lawns. 

    By understanding the diverse range of biostimulants, their applications, and their positive impact on the environment, individuals can make informed choices that not only beautify their lawns but also contribute to a more sustainable future.

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