What is Compost Tea?
Compost tea is a liquid
produced by leaching soluble nutrients and extracting
beneficial organisms from compost. The brewing process is
performed at constant temperature, injecting air into the
solution with a high quality brewer. Adding air dramatically
improves the brewed compost tea and greatly increases its
benefits to soils and plants. The results are remarkable.
Pleasant Pond Landscaping
is proud to have a state-of-the-art compost tea maker. The
compost tea is pumped continually through injectors, which
adds valuable air to the mixture. Starting with only a few
microbes, the brewer will allow the tea to grow billions
upon billions of beneficial aerobic microbes within hours.
When these microbes are applied to soils and plants, their
benefits are many.
Compost Tea may be applied to
virtually any plant or turf in your landscape. As part of
an ongoing organic program we will custom brew teas for a
specific benefit and apply the tea by spraying onto plants,
soil or turf.
Benefits of using of compost tea
Introduce and establish
healthy living organisms to the soil. Synthetic
fertilizers, road salts, and the process of installing
new topsoil to a landscape, strip most of the living
organisms that must be present in a healthy system.
Compost tea microbes help
break down compacted soils, allowing more air and root
spaces for plants.
availability in the root system in exactly the right
place, time and amounts that the plant needs, Nutrients
must pass through microbes before they are available for
plant use. The compost tea beneficial microbes take
organic matter, digest it through their bodies and make
the nutrients available for plant use.
Improved plant growth by
protecting plant surfaces with beneficial organisms
which occupy infection sites and prevent disease-causing
organisms from finding the plant.
Improved uptake of
nutrients by increasing foliar uptake (through the
leaves) while at the same time reducing evaporative
water loss from the leaf surface.
Combat damaging turf grass
pests such as white grubs. Beneficial organisms in
healthy soil help keep theses pests in check. Synthetic
fertilizers kill the beneficial predators leaving the
door wide open for severe insect damage.
Synthetic Fertilizer use:
Reduce the negative
impacts of chemical-based pesticides, herbicides and
fertilizers on beneficial microorganisms in the
Reduce fertilizer use, and
loss of nutrients into ground and surface waters
protecting or valuable resources.
Saving energy. The
production of synthetic fertilizers is a very energy
intensive process. Transportation from large
processing plants to our area increases the fuels needed
to get the product to your landscape. Compost and
compost tea are produced locally, with very low energy
Compost tea tea qualitative test
Compost tea tea ecoli test
Compost tea chemical test