Actively Aerated Compost Tea
Custom blended liquid amendments have replaced the traditional fertilizer applications. Our emphasis is on feeding the soil. Healthy soil will provide for all the nutritional needs of plants and do so naturally.
Pacific Landscapes is committed to providing landscape management services in as sustainable a process as possible.
Replacing synthetic fertilizers and pesticides with organic products....
Discovering new advances in biologic systems....
Applying new and old technology to irrigation conservation....
Upgrading gas powered equipment with clean burning alternatives....
Our Organic /Sustainable Landscape Solutions include:
- Organic Soil Fertility
- Eco-Lawn Management
- Irrigation Conservation
- Organic Pest Control
- Alternative Weed Control
ORGANIC SOIL FERTILITY
Pacific Landscapes provides an ORGANIC SOIL FERTILITY program upgrade. By promoting natural soil biology, living systems provide and cycle nutrients, manage pest and disease and increase soil tilth - supporting the adage - FEED THE SOIL AND THE SOIL WILL FEED YOU.
The focus is on biological soil management - building healthy soils that are teeming with life rather then the sterile mediums with compacted, anaerobic conditions that result from toxic chemical use.
Management of soil compaction increases the infiltration and storage of air and water. Root systems grow deeper and stronger. The requirement for irrigation is reduced.
Increasing soil organic matter builds the nutrient exchange capacity and promotes healthy biologic systems that collect and cycle naturally occurring nutrients. The requirement for fertilizer input is reduced.
Plus, the beneficial microbial populations fortify natural plant immune defense systems. The requirement for pesticides is reduced.
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Pacific Landscapes' Eco-Lawn Management is a program that promotes practices, products and procedures that minimize the turf grass concerns while accentuating the turf grass benefits.
The process is based on the use of organic and non-toxic alternate products to meet the needs for fertility, pest and weed management. Contamination of runoff is reduced and the physical and biological attributes of the soils are improved.
Gas-powered mowing equipment is augmented with electric and propane powered machines, reducing toxic emissions and dependence on foreign oil imports.
Grass clippings are mulched or recycled to reduce labor costs and landfill burden. This 'Grass Cycling' practice also provides an organic matter input that stimulates healthy soil
biology and displaces up to 20% of the fertilizer requirements.
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Irrigation is the artificial application of water. The cost of irrigation is in both the consumption of water and the expenditure of energy used to pump water.
The three factors most influential to irrigation conservation are the efficiency of the water delivery system - repairing leaks and adjusting nozzles; the efficiency of the operating program - making frequent adjustments corresponding to current weather; and managing soil compaction - increasing the water absorption rate and the water storage capacity.
Pacific Landscapes' Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) Certified Irrigation Managers and Certified Landscape Irrigation Technicians (CLT/I) will upgrade, maintain and operate your irrigation systems
at peak performance, conserving water to save you money.
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ORGANIC PEST CONTROL
Pacific Landscapes' pest control operations are based on a solid foundation of an Integrated Pest Management program. Managing cultural practices, promoting biological systems and utilizing organic and non-toxic products are the standard protocol.
The most exciting breakthroughs are coming from biological systems. Utilizing a concentrated solution of beneficial microbial organisms, aka compost tea, which is applied as a foliar spray and/or as a soil drench to boost the natural immunity of plants.
What started out as compost tea has evolved to custom blended cultured-biologic-solutions enabling plants to manage specific pest and disease issues. Pacific Landscapes is in the forefront of biological practices being developed for plant protection purposes.
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Fig. 1 - Installation of cardboard for sheet mulching.
Fig. 2 - Sheet mulching for weed control in a Forestville vineyard
ALTERNATIVE WEED CONTROL
Accomplishing a successful program for alternative weed control remains the landscape maintenance industry's most complex challenge.
Mineral soil balancing, fungal dominated soil biology, mulching, sheet mulching, leaf mulching, competitive plantings, point application irrigation, organic and non-toxic herbicides , cultivation and hand removal are all methods to control weeds without the use of conventional herbicide applications.
Figures 1 & 2 (left) demonstrate sheet mulching performed as part of an organic mamagment program at a boutique vineyard location.
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This Page Updated on January 2, 2014