"When I checked in the spring, my numbers were 150 percent better than the year prior, and with all the rain that we had this winter, I couldn't believe it – nothing leached," said Rick Peterfeso. "It wasn’t just one number; it was all levels – across the board my levels were at least 150 percent or higher."
MightyGrow Organics changing the landscape for turf professionals
After 20 years of managing golf courses, the thought of seeing triple-digit improvements to his turf seemed like a dream; but for one superintendent, that dream has become a reality with the help of MightyGrow Organics.
“When I checked in the spring, my numbers were 150 percent better than the year prior, and with all the rain that we had this winter, I couldn’t believe it – nothing leached,” said Rick Peterfeso. “It wasn’t just one number; it was all levels – across the board my levels were at least 150 percent or higher.”
MightyGrow Organics, the makers of poultry litter-based, living organic fertilizer, is changing the way turf professionals do their jobs, and helping them do more in less time.
Peterfeso, who has worked as the superintendent at Laurel Country Club in Laurel, Miss., for the last nine years, keeps detailed records of soil levels on his course. After using MightyGrow for the first time last fall, he says he saw drastic results.
“MightyGrow doesn’t leach, and that’s the key – it stays in its place,” said Peterfeso. “I was really surprised. We had a very wet winter here, and I was shocked to see my soil levels. I was expecting there to be nothing in the soil after that kind of rain.”
Peterfeso says the results he’s seen are great for homeowners and landscapers.
“Ninety-eight percent of the households in America do not have irrigation,” said Peterfeso. “One of the great things about MightyGrow is that you can put the fertilizer out, and even if it doesn’t rain in the next 10 years, you’ll see results. That’s a big advantage.”
Landscapers agree with Peterfeso. Hunter McLeod, owner of Four Seasons Lawn & Landscape, says that he has used a multitude of fertilizers, but MightyGrow is different.
“A lot of times when you lay sod, you have what we call ‘seams,’ where you can see the lines between the pieces of sod, and MightyGrow makes the grass fill in those seams really fast,” said McLeod.
McLeod, who works with both commercial and residential clients, says there has been a visible difference in the way his plants react to MightyGrow, as well.
“Plants go into shock when you put them in the ground; they’ve been cared for in nurseries and you are sticking them in the dirt, which may be 100 degrees,” said McLeod. “Now, we immediately add MightyGrow as soon as we plant, and there is a major difference in the amount of blooms and the structure of the plant – it thrives.”
Turf professionals have been using MightyGrow products for years and have had great results with the granulated fertilizer, but now MightyGrow is offering its fertilizer in pelletized form, making it one of the first-ever living, pelletized fertilizers on the market.
“We wanted to make their jobs easier and help them get the same great results with MightyGrow,” said Michael LaBelle, owner of MightyGrow Organics. “With our pelletized fertilizer, you can apply any time and spread it without the need for specialized equipment. Plus, it smells better, which really helps places like golf courses and estate gardens.”
Pelletized organic fertilizers are typically sterilized during the pelleting process, but MightyGrow maintains the “biologically active” status of its fertilizer all the way to the customer.
“Our fertilizer is anaerobically digested, which makes the nutrients more plant available,” said LaBelle. “Ours is the only pelletized organic fertilizer with over 70 trace minerals added to it, making it the best organic fertilizer on the market.”
Many of the golf courses on the PGA Tour are taking steps to be more environmentally friendly and conserve water. MightyGrow offers a solution for both; it is living, so it continuously feeds and nurtures the soil and it becomes a part of the soil – sustaining the environment by reducing the amount of water needed to promote growth.
MightyGrow Organics manufactures a premium organic fertilizer that is especially effective for restoring the life in soil that has been sterilized by synthetic fertilizers. MightyGrow Living Organic Fertilizer contains live beneficial microbes and trace minerals for optimal soil and plant health.
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