How to Grow Healthy Grass with Humic Acid

How to Grow Healthy Grass with Humic Acid

Not only can humic acid lead to healthier grass, but it can also improve yields. Similar to compost, this compound greatly enhances the quality of soil, especially for those living in areas with fast draining or heavy clay soils. Learn how humic acid can help to make it easier to cultivate your grass and other plants.

What is Humic Acid

Humic acid is derived from humus, which is decomposed plant material. Other than individual element particles, humic acid is the smallest, most decomposed compound found in soil. Also, it has been shown that plants growing with a high concentration of humic acid perform better than plants lacking the compound.

Where to Find Humic Acid

It's easily accessible at garden centers or home improvement stores where it is typically labeled as soil conditioner. Another way of obtaining it is by housing worms to replicate the effects of this acid. Worm castings (worm poop) are similar to humic acid and the grass benefits from castings in the same way.

Benefits of Humic Acid

There are several benefits associated with using the compound, including the following:

  • Adds organic matter: Organic matter promotes a healthy lawn by luring microorganisms and worms into one's yard. These organisms are instrumental in creating natural compost.
  • Strengthens roots: In order for plants to flourish, their roots must be well-maintained. Humic acid strengthens roots, and makes it easier for plants to receive water and other vital nutrients.
  • Promotes chlorophyll synthesis: This provides plants with more energy as well as a greener, healthier appearance.
  • Improves seed germination: With the help of humic acid, you can ensure that your lawn is healthy enough to support seed growth. This increases a plant's chance of survival.
  • Helps soil retain fertilizer: Fertilizer is needed to supply plants with nutrients not found in soil.
  • Increases microbial activity: This type of activity assists in plant growth.

Humic acid use varies depending on the type of product you purchase. Liquid fertilizer, for instance, ill typically contain some form of the acid. These products can be applied to your lawn once they have been mixed with water. On the other hand, a powdered form of humic acid requires you to rake the substance across the lawn and then incorporate into the ground by watering.

See how you can apply this easy-to-use, plant-boosting compound, to keep your lawn looking its best and being as healthy as possible.

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