This blog is to discuss an article that was written by Dr. Charles (Chuck) H. Darrah, a brilliant soil scientist and owner of CLC Labs in Westerville, Ohio.  When we were in the lawn care business ourselves, we sent all of our customer’s soil samples to CLC Labs, and many of times confided in Chuck to solve perplexing problems our customer’s lawns faced.

This blog is to discuss an article that was written by Dr. Charles (Chuck) H. Darrah, a brilliant soil scientist and owner of CLC Labs in Westerville, Ohio.  When we were in the lawn care business ourselves, we sent all of our customer’s soil samples to CLC Labs, and many of times confided in Chuck to solve perplexing problems our customer’s lawns faced.

Once when talking with Chuck at a tradeshow, he gave me this article to look at, which was titled, “Soil Oxygen…The Forgotten Nutrient”.  The article fits in perfectly with what we are trying to do with SoilTech; opening compacted soil to increase the penetration of water, nutrients, and OXYGEN!  Oxygen is really the forgotten nutrient, especially when you have marketers pushing all different types of fertilizers and soil amendments to correct bad soils.  The thing these products and most everyone overlooks is that the soil needs oxygen and for different reasons.  The main reason, which is stated in the article, is that roots themselves need oxygen (O2) to growth and to take up nutrients.  Also, the soil needs to have oxygen for many of the microbes that are in the soil that make it easier for plants to uptake nutrients.  Now don’t get me wrong, soil additives like fertilizers are still essential, but just don’t focus on just one.

If you are familiar with SoilTech or are a first timer to this product, you then either know or will come to know, that SoilTech takes care of getting all 3 of the major soil needs into the soil.  By creating aggregates, which in turns creates pore spaces, SoilTech increases the infiltration of those 3 major soil needs; nutrients, water, and air.  If you have a good level of all 3 then you are doing great, and SoilTech will help you get that balance of them.

Take a look at the article from Dr. Darrah by clicking the link below and leave a comment if you like it, hate it, or think he is full of it.  Thanks for reading!