Managing Large-Scale Landscapes and Commercial Properties
SGTX has in-depth experience managing athletic fields, roadside trees and vegetation, park department and subdivision landscapes, flood control detention basins, and mine reclamation re-vegetation sites – as well as broadacre and prairie sites.
We prepare and apply custom blends of soil microbes, humus and nutrients to match the plants appropriate for the project, purpose and setting, whether for pasture, prairie, yard or commercial site, enabling natural, organic growing systems to emerge and thrive. With setting up a natural system it’s important to understand that this is a process and not an instant happening. The goal is to build a functioning ecosystem that moves energy through the site and to the surroundings while matching the goals and budget of the project. We use no synthetic chemicals, herbicides or insecticides for these programs as they are detrimental to the constituents (microbial life, insects, plants) that build the system and flourish within it.
Our SGTX custom blends are based on the particular type of project, the condition of the existing site, the phase of a project (establishment or existing, etc) its previous history, its beginning level of soil life, its quality and vibrancy as well as seasonal and variable weather conditions.
The SGTX Base Solutions are the extraction of Liquid Compost Extract (LCE) as either a Bio-Augmentation Mix ™ or Bio-Stimulation Mix ™ and the SGTX Dry Mineral Mix™. These soil amendments are considered essential in building natural, functioning eco-systems.
- The SGTX Bio-Augmentation Mix ™ contains a blend of liquid biological amendments manufactured by SGTX (liquid compost extract and biological inoculants) as well as selected microbial strains that serve a special function. The mix includes ancillary carbon ingredients to feed the microbes when they land on new territory, trace elements, and bioactive growth promoting substances. The aim here is to “add” life to the soil, increase microbial diversity, and get more parts of the soil foodweb functioning. Benefits include increased soil organic matter, deeper plant roots, less erosion from wind and water and shallow roots, improved water holding capacity in the soil, increased natural nutrient retention and cycling, less plant stress, greater drought resistance and more carbon held in the soil. The use of this blend is the first step in the SGTX soil fertility programs.
- The SGTX Bio-Stimulation Mix ™ contains a blend of microbial foods and bio-stimulants, soluble minerals and trace elements, and organic nitrogen and carbon sources to “feed and stimulate” soil biology. The purpose is both to stimulate soil foodweb functioning and to provide a boost of energy at critical times.
- The SGTX Mineral Mix™ is a dry mix which is applied on top of ground. It contains aggregate materials (humic acids, calcium, phosphorus, etc), rapid and slow-release energy of carbon based plant, animal and mined minerals such as trace minerals, as well as mycorrhizal fungi suited for grasses/shrubs being planted. The aggregate materials provide porous carbon-based food for soil microbes. This nutrient blend provides the microbes with foods easily accessed both in short term and long term. It sets the food table for successful microbial community development. It can be applied with the SGTX Hi-Carbon mix application. Fifteen to 50 #s of mix/acre should be applied, depending on use of site. Its use is predicated upon the presence of a robust soil food web. These soil amendments are seasonal dependent.
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Call JR Builta 512-567-2024 or Betsy Ross 512-636-3711 if you think we can help you on your project.