A Passionate One-Man Start-Up
My name is Kane and I'm The Soil Guy! I am a landscaper by trade and enthusiastic gardener and farmer in my personal time. I am passionate about bringing non-toxic, all-natural solutions to farmers, gardeners, and home-owners.
I want everyone to know that when you work in harmony with nature, you don't have to sacrifice yields or aesthetics when you go organic!
I am a trained Soil Lab Technician and I am an expert on harnessing the power of soil microbiota to transform the health of your soil and plants. I was trained by Dr. Elaine Ingham to asses the microbial health of your soil, also known as "the soil-food web", and to make balanced and tested probiotic solutions that have been proven to reduce weeds and pests, and increase aeration, water retention, and yield.
Read more about the soil-food web below!
THE SOIL-FOOD WEB
Have you ever heard of the soil-food web? It's kind of like the food chain but in the soil.
Much like larger food chains, in the soil there are prey organisms that feed on the plants and organic matter in their environment, and there are predatory organisms that feed on the smaller organisms and keep those populations in balance. When in the right balance and diversity, these microorganisms work in harmony to create a whole ecosystem that builds healthy living soil and provides nutrients in plant available forms, so your plants can thrive WITHOUT THE USE OF CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS.
The soil food web is made up of a huge variety of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, micro-arthropods, and more! These are the tiniest parts of the food chain and each have their own role to play.
The bacteria and fungi play both play an important role in the process of breaking down organic matter and turning it into a plant available form. Without bacteria and fungi species, nutrient cycling becomes very impaired and the soil quickly becomes devoid of nutrients. They are also both essential to creating beneficial soil structure, which allows for aerobic conditions and good water retention.
Protozoa, nematodes, and micro-arthropods are all predatory microorganisms that prey on bacteria and fungi, and the excretions of these organisms offer a rich source of plant-available nutrients. This group of microorganisms also work to out-compete any pathogenic microbes that may be present in the soil, providing natural protection from pests and disease.
When the whole soil ecosystem is working in harmony, we see major improvements in the health and resilience of the plants that grow in that soil. These plants are known to:
be more weed and pest resistant
have deeper root systems
grow larger and/or produce higher yields
Need proof? I'll do your first Full-Spectrum Liquid Probiotic application FREE!
HOW DO I ACHEIVE THIS?
I produce small batches of thermophilic compost that I test to ensure the presence of essential microbes. The microbes are then extracted into a water solution to create a Full-Spectrum Liquid Probiotic Supplement (also known as a "compost tea") to be sprayed on your garden.
You may have even heard of compost tea, or perhaps even tried it before with varying results. Well, what I'm offering is totally different and I'll tell you WHY!
You see, most compost tea is UNTESTED. This means that compost is made and extracted without any guarantees of what is inside it. First of all, compost can be poorly made and can contain pathogenic, anaerobic species of microorganisms OR can lack the diversity that plants really need. If this poorly made compost is then extracted for a liquid application, you may be applying the wrong organisms to your garden.
This is why I examine samples of my compost and liquid extracts under the microscope to guarantee the biological ratios. Proper testing can make all the difference and can get you consistent results, every time!
My goal is to provide sustainable and ecologically thoughtful lawn and garden care at a reasonable price. I believe that when you work with the health of the soil, you don't have to sacrifice yields and aesthetics for sustainability, and the right balance and diversity of microorganisms in your soil-food web will produce robust and resilient plants. My organic applications are ideal if you have kids, pets, or are concerned about the presence of toxins in the environment.
I use primarily up-to-date electric equipment that are much quieter and safer for the environment.
100% ORGANIC, SUSTAINABLE & REGENERATIVE
I’ve been working as a trusted Victoria-based Landscape Gardener for three years, and I care deeply about cultivating beautiful and functional landscapes. As a Landscape Gardener, I’m committed to two main principles: providing the highest level of service I can, and ensuring that my prices remain competitive and affordable. I am unique in that I focus on the health of your soil and environment, and I use all electric equipment. This focus on regenerative gardening practices and my level of service is why so many of my clients keep coming back and are happy to recommend me to others.