Enzymes are proteins which help accelerate the process of chemical reaction. Enzymes’ function varies inside living organisms. It breaks down large molecules into smaller ones so that they can be absorbed by creatures. For example, enzymes break down the starch chains into smaller molecules such as glucose and make them absorbable by living organisms. Without enzymes, metabolism of creatures would either progress in different steps or not be fast enough to serve the needs of the cell.
Nitrogen is an essential part of amino acids and nucleic acids, both of which are essential to all life. Plants absorb nitrogen in the form of nitrates, which are present in soil from natural mineral deposits, artificial fertilizers, animal waste, and more. After absorption, nitrates are converted to nitrites by enzyme and then converted to ammonia by another enzyme.
Minerals usually come from the soil, dissolve in water and are absorbed by roots of plants. There are not always enough minerals in the soil for plant growth or plant health maintenance. For this reason, gardeners and farmers use fertilizers for lawn and plants. Nitrogen is one of the major minerals usually lacking in the soil because plants need large amounts for growth and survival. Other minerals contained in the soil are phsophorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, boron, copper, iron, chloride, manganese, molybdenum, and many more.
What time of year is best to do the initial application?
Initial application can be made at any time during the spring, summer or fall.
Is there a temperature range beyond which it is not a good time to apply GlobalCare Lawn Power?
The temperature range for application of Lawn Power is 40 degrees F - 100 degrees F.
After first application followed by a good all-over watering, when would you apply GlobalCare Lawn Power? After first application and watering, how often do you regularly water your lawn (i.e., will it take less watering than normal)? Can people expect to have greener grass with less amount of water?
Water as needed for greener growth approximately once or twice weekly. Less water is required for greener grass when using Lawn Power. Conversely, some people just let their grass die out during the late summer because it is too costly to keep it watered and cut. In most cases, after applying Lawn Power, people can get by with watering once a week.
Is there a time of year that is best for first application? The worst time?
First application (see Item 1); worst time is when temperatures are below 40° or above 100°F.
Are there advantages to using an organic fertilizer (fish, chicken, manure, etc.) versus a chemical fertilizer?
Organic fertilizers are superior to chemical fertilizers but less is required if using Lawn Power.
The enzyme man said that people should only fertilize every three years. My expert questions that because people generally don't let their cuttings stay on the ground as mulch in the Northwest. Also, because our grass is year-round grass, it seems that by next year the nutrients have all been cut and taken to the grass heap. Please comment.
The "grass heap" receives all the nutrients contained in the cutting. The mulch should be left on the lawn. Lawn Power will break down the mulch (thatch), leaving the clippings to re-fertilize the lawn.
Do the enzymes accelerate natural breaking down of soil to such an extent that when you quit using it the soil rapidly collapses?
No. Once the enzymes are applied, they continue to work. Re-application is recommended only in 2-3 months to replace those enzymes that may be degraded during the growing season.
Does GlobalCare Lawn Power also break up thatch? This is a big problem in our neck of the woods?
Yes. (See answer to Item 6 above)
We have low growing shrubs near a parking strip where there is no grass, but the ground is very hard. Can I spray the GlobalCare™ Lawn Power over the area to break up the ground for better growth of the shrubs? Or should I use Plant Power?
Lawn Power will prove beneficial anywhere there is hard ground.
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