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Landscaper Testimonial Written by Oscar Carmona of Healing Grounds Nursery and Landscaping

I’ve been brewing and applying compost teas for over fifteen years at my nursery, Healing Grounds and for clients desperately looking for ways to successfully treat chronic landscape and garden problems. I take pride in continuing to learn and work to develop the best tea possible. I am always on the lookout for great sources of compost as a starter for my teas.  Last year I discovered Malibu compost and Bu’s blend.  I tried the product and have been very impressed with its quality!  I believe it’s the best bagged compost on the market today without question.

One client who I have worked with, Debbie Shaw Landscape company located in Santa Barbara, Ca, hires me to apply compost tea to disease-prone hedges and new plantings at various job sites.  Tightly pruned Eugenia (Sysygium paniculatum) hedges are notorious for having disfigured leaves cause by psyllid infestations. Stressed plants tend to lack vitality and have a weakened self-defense system. Because the tea is teaming with billions of micro-organism communities which enliven the soil environments and the plants growing in that soil it is the perfect antidote for this common problem.  Additionally, years of removing leaf litter from the soil; use or chlorinated water have served to kill off important soil microorganisms.

Compost tea made from Malibu Compost Company’s biodynamic compost used as a foliar and soil drench in conjunction with compost applied to the surface of the soil at the base of the hedges helped to fortify the plants and stimulate healthy growth.  Debbie’s clients have been amazed at the results and overjoyed that this problem can be solved without the use of toxic chemicals

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