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The power of compost & LAB and moving away from traditional methods of lawn care

Reducing inputs, costs to improve soil health

February 21, 2023  By Michael Stangl


The Johnson Su bioreactor compost reduces inputs, costs and reliance on chemical fertilizers while also improving soil health. Photo: Michael Stangl

As a lawn care professional, you know that a healthy lawn requires more than just regular mowing and watering. It also requires proper fertilization and pest control. However, traditional methods of fertilization and pest control, such as chemical fertilizers and pesticides, can have negative impacts on both the environment and human health.

But what if there was a better way?

Enter the Johnson Su bioreactor and LAB (lactic acid bacteria) serum. These innovative products, developed by a lawn care professional with more than 42 years of experience, offer a more natural and regenerative approach to lawn care.

The Johnson Su bioreactor compost is made from high-quality yard and leaf waste and is rich in organic matter and essential macro and micro-nutrients for plant growth. This compost is not only better for the environment, it also leads to healthier and more resilient lawns. By using the Johnson Su bioreactor compost, you can reduce your inputs, costs and reliance on chemical fertilizers while also improving the health of your soil.

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The LAB serum is another powerful tool in the regenerative lawn care toolbox. LAB is a potentially natural form of pest control that uses beneficial bacteria to control harmful pests such as aphids and grubs. This serum is not only potentially effective but is also safe for children and pets.

But how do you know that these products are truly effective? This is where the power of microscopy comes in. By using microscopy to observe the soil and compost, you can see the health and diversity of the microorganisms in your soil. This knowledge can then be used to make informed decisions about your lawn care practices.

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At our business, we also offer microscopy workshops to educate other business owners and professionals about the importance of soil health and the benefits of regenerative lawn care. By attending these workshops, you can learn how to use microscopy to improve your lawn care practices and reduce your reliance on chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

In conclusion, the Johnson Su bioreactor compost and LAB serum, along with the use of microscopy, offer a more natural and regenerative approach to lawn care. By using these products and participating in our workshops, you can improve the health of your lawn and reduce your inputs and costs while also protecting the environment and human health.


Michael Stangl is owner of Stangl’s Enviro Lawn Care in St. Catharines, Ont.


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