Compost tea is rapidly becoming a best practice in turf and landscape management. It is environmentally friendly, reduces water usage and increases beneficial organic matter and microbial activity. Our compost tea starts with our nutrient-rich earthworm castings from our own army of Red Wigglers. We then take those castings and create what is commonly called compost tea or earthworm casting tea, which is a higher-value product. We then add a number of different materials from sugar to kelp depending on the nature of the desired treatment. The bacteria biology is activated by including various additives. The result is our compost tea.
Brick Ends Farm treatment program is a soup to nuts service that will transform your lawn and garden while at the same time reducing your reliance on conventional chemicals and increasing beneficial organic matter and microbial activity.
STEP ONE: Soil Testing / Site Evaluation
Our program begins with a site evaluation which allows us to inspect your lawn and garden and answer any questions you might have about our treatment plan. Then we test your soil to determine PH level, available organic material, residual soil chemistry and the level of microbial activity. This test will help us define the type of amendments that will be needed to transform your lawn or garden.
STEP TWO: Compost Tea
Next we apply our high-quality compost tea. Brick Ends Farm has a compost tea program that will offer a safe and effective way to deliver biology and organic material to your lawn and garden.
Our compost tea starts with earthworm castings. We feed our army of red wigglers our own Brick Ends Farm compost and the worms produce castings. We then take those castings and create what is commonly called compost tea or earthworm casting tea, which is a higher value product. We can add a number of different materials from sugar to kelp depending on the unique needs of your lawn or garden. The result is our compost tea.
STEP THREE: Top Dressing with Compost and Organic Fertilizer
One of the most important steps to maintaining a healthy lawn and garden is to top dress with compost. This step—combined with organic fertilizer—is the fastest way to wean your lawn and garden off conventional chemicals. The process of creating a healthy living environment for your lawn and garden takes approximately 2 - 3 years. However, at that point, best lawn care practices can be implemented and there will be no need to add chemicals. Simply add organic material and water and your lawn and garden will feed itself.