Essential® Plus
100% Natural ORganic Soil Amendment and Root Enhancer
Because Healthy Roots Mean Healthy Trees

"Biomimicry: bio (life) and mimicry (to copy). To be inspired by what occurs in nature, and see what applications we can apply to plant health care."— Clare Reinbergen, President, Growth Products, Ltd.

Nature has gone through a long process of trial and error to refine the living organisms, processes and materials on earth. Consequently, nature has long history of inspiring people to artistic and practical creativity. Just as Leonardo da Vinci was inspired to create his "Flying Machine" after studying birds, the researchers at Growth Products were inspired by studying natural processes to create products – including Essential – that mimic nature's most beneficial and healing processes.

Together, Essential's Ingredients Are Stronger

Because one ingredient can boost the properties of another, Growth Products biochemists are constantly looking to create the highest performing combination of ingredients. Essential is the best example of this science of dosage and mixing. It combines, in one formula, essential amino acids, sea kelp, humic acid, yucca extract, rooting hormones, fermented plant extracts, vitamins, enzymes, magnesium, calcium and more. Each ingredient is of the highest quality and was selected for its complementary and synergetic treatment benefits.

Complete Formula For Optimal Efficacy

Essential is the most complete soil amendment and biological -Enhancer in the turfgrass industry. It unites in one, easy-to-use liquid formula an array of ingredients that will:

  • Hasten seed germination
  • Improve rooting
  • Feed beneficial soil microbes
  • Improve plant physiology
  • Reduce excess salinity in soils
  • Improve a soil's nutrient holding capacity
  • Reduce environmental stress

Compare Essential with other competitive products, and you'll see that their ingredient lists don't begin to compare to Essential's comprehensive list of synergistic products all of which are 100% organic. BioBased

  • Essential is biobased for sustainable, environmentally friendly turf growth. Biobased is a term refers to organic materials that are carbon-bases and that are available on either a renewable or recurring basis.
  • Essential contains 64% biobased solids an exceptionally high percentage.

Humic Acid's Effect on Soils

Light Sandy Soils

In soils low in humus, Essential Plus coats the sand particles, increases the cation exchange capacity (CEC), and increases the ability of the soil to retain nutrients and water. Nutrients, in particular nitrogen, would normally be washed away in sandy soils. But by adding humic acid, Essential prevents nutrients from leaching into the groundwater and instead keeps nutrients in the soil where they are readily available to plants.

Compacted Clay Soils

Essential Plus aerates compacted soils and improves soil structure. With Essential, soil can be more easily penetrated by water, nutrients, oxygen and roots.

Soils Rich in Humus

Adding Essential to your turf program creates a healthy soil structure with the proper flow of air and water, an improved cation exchange capacity, and a healthy soil biodiversity that allows good microorganisms to flourish. Nutrients are retained in the soil and remain available for plant uptake.

Soil pH

Adding Essential buffers difficult soils to create a more neutral pH range, thus releasing nutrients in a soluble form for plant uptake.

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