Wholesale Fertilizer | Pesticides | Soil Amendments | Organic & Natural Products | Tech Terra Environmental Tech Terra Environmental is a true leader in the green industry by providing exceptional biologically active fertilizers, natural soil amendments, and minimum risk pesticides. We provide landscape professionals with not only the best plant health care products but also those that will also protect our waters. https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog Sat, 17 Aug 2019 10:34:25 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Our simple solution for bringing lawns back! https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/126-our-simple-solution-for-bringing-lawns-back https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/126-our-simple-solution-for-bringing-lawns-back

This summer has been brutal for lawns in the Northeast due to weather conditions. We have a simple solution to bring your clients' lawns back for next year!
If you haven't put your fall application programs together yet, no worries... we have an easy to follow application program. It will provide your turf with maximum results; economically, safely and effectively!

FALL APPLICATIONS - Seeding & Fertilization

STEP 1: Apply Screamin' 8 Seed Starter® Fertilizer
STEP 2: Apply Tech Terra Fall Seed Mixture (6 Types Available)

STEP 1: Apply Screamin' Green® Fertilizer

Why Seed Starter?
Clarus ® Pro™ Screamin' 8 Seed Starter® is a 8-14-1 blend is formulated with 45% Organic Matter and 45% SRN. The Phosphorus and high microbial activity create the perfect environment for seeds to germinate.Order/View Seed Starter

Why NTEP Custom Seeds?
Tech Terra Fall Seed Mixtures are highly rated because they rebuild and thicken your clients' lawns. From Sun & Shade to Low Input with Microclover - 6 Mixtures Available...Order/View Seed Mixtures

Why Screamin' Green®?
Clarus ® Pro™ Screamin' Green® is an excellent carbohydrate storage for an early spring green up and winter stress protection. Ample SRN from SCU and the cold water insoluble N from the poultry compost that will help to hold color throughout the winter months. If we have a mild winter, many fertilizers won't last and color fades in Jan/Feb, long before the next application is possible in March. Apply at 0.80 lbs. of N per 1,000 sq ft for your last round on turf will help to hold color until March application time.
Order/View Screamin' Green® Fertilizer

Please contact me with any questions. I am here to help improve the results of your lawn care applications for this fall!

techterraenvironmental@comcast.net (Administrator) Blog Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:04:08 +0000
The Northeast is too damn hot and too damn dry https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/125-the-northeast-is-too-damn-hot-and-too-damn-dry https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/125-the-northeast-is-too-damn-hot-and-too-damn-dry
Here's a program to help your clients' lawns recover.
1. Mowing. Mow high, 3-5” is best during the summer. Never cut more than 1/3 of the blade. Leave the clippings.

2. Irrigation. Water deeply and infrequently. This will help roots grow deeper in the ground. Do not irrigate early morning or late afternoon as this will extend the time for disease causing fungi to grow. You may choose to let lawns go dormant by not irrigating. Most will recover when rain begins to fall.

3. Apply Whole Shabang 6-2-4 Fertilizer. This blend is formulated with 50% Organic Matter and 60% water insoluble N. Ammonium Sulfate creates a sudden temporary shift in soil pH which slows the spread of diseases. Increased soil microbial activity also suppresses disease stimulates new growth. Rake it in and irrigate. Whole Shabang is available at select SiteOne Landscape Supply locations. Click to find your branch location.

4. Apply Branch Creek Grub Control. Don’t let the name fool you! The ingredients in this EPA 25b Exempt product will control surface and sub-surface feeding insects and disease causing fungi. Irrigate it in for grubs, do not irrigate for surface feeding insects and fungi.

5. Fall seeding. Try our highly rated NTEP custom seed mixes to rebuild and thicken your clients’ lawns. Click here to Order/View Seed Products

6. Apply Screamin 8 Starter Fertilizer. This 8-14-1 blend is formulated with 45% Organic Matter and 45% SRN. The Phosphorus and high microbial activity create the perfect environment for seeds to germinate Screamin 8 is available at SiteOne Locations. Click to find your branch location.

7. Apply Screamin Green Fertilizer. Screamin Green 16-2-3 can be applied anytime during the growing season. It is an Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizer with 5 sources on N. 60% slow release N with 40% Organic matter, 2% Calcium, 3% Sulfur and 1% Iron. Sreamin Green provides a quick, long lasting deep green without pushing top growth. Screamin Green is available at select SiteOne Landscape Supply locations. Click to Order/View Fertilizer Product.

8. Just Add Water. Now your clients will love you!

Contact us if you need any assistance with your lawn application program, we have got you covered in any weather condition!

techterraenvironmental@comcast.net (Administrator) Blog Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:34:49 +0000
Why Yucca Extract is used by expert liquid applicators https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/124-why-yucca-extract-is-used-by-expert-liquid-applicators https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/124-why-yucca-extract-is-used-by-expert-liquid-applicators There is one simple thing you can do to improve the results of liquid applications of pesticides and fertilizers. Use YUCCA! It will save your business money and provide your clients with healthier lawns and plants.

Yucca extract is a natural surfactant that breaks up water droplets and allows water to spread out on leaf surfaces in a thin film. The film allows water, pesticides and nutrients to be absorbed more evenly by plants without leaving spots on leaves.

Yucca extracts also have a positive effect on the soil biology in the root zone. The saponins and complex carbohydrates in yucca extracts are gentle on roots and are friendly to micro-organisms. Concentrated mineral salts and organic molecules don’t play well together. They have contrasting characteristics that can sometimes cause them to become incompatible. The natural wetting agents in yucca help keep the ionic molecules and organic molecules in suspension with each other, aiding the plant with nutrient uptake. In problem soils, yucca can be used occasionally as a flush to wash away excessive mineral salts from the root zone.

Yucca extracts also contain organic molecules that directly protect plants against damage from environmental stress. Under normal conditions, plants produce plenty of their own plant-protection agents. But if plants are exposed to excessive heat and UV light, their natural immune systems start to become overwhelmed. That’s when the plant-protection agents in yucca can make a big difference.

The best time to apply Yucca is before summer heat stress and drought conditions set in.

Contact us for any questions about applying Yucca for your business.

techterraenvironmental@comcast.net (Administrator) Blog Fri, 01 Jun 2018 01:59:20 +0000
Predicting Grub Outbreaks https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/120-predicting-grub-outbreaks https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/120-predicting-grub-outbreaks As you know we are big proponent of Healthy Soils = Healthy Lawns. There is a recent study by Kyle Wickings (Dept. of Entomology, Cornell Univ.) that states "While grub damage can be extensive,Kyle's previous work in NY state has determined that roughly 80% of insecticide applications

techterraenvironmental@comcast.net (Administrator) Blog Tue, 31 May 2016 15:10:29 +0000
Organic Tick Control https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/116-organic-tick-control https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/116-organic-tick-control Do you think our harsh winter killed many of the ticks? Researchers say that's not the case. "Harsh Northeast Winter no hindrance to hungry ticks." 

techterraenvironmental@comcast.net (Administrator) Blog Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:59:17 +0000
Protect your investments! https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/115-protect-your-investments https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/115-protect-your-investments The landscape industry is always at the mercy of weather conditions. This spring is no exception. We went from a cold late spring right into near summer conditions which is putting a lot of stress on new transplants. See Drought Monitor Map ]]> techterraenvironmental@comcast.net (Administrator) Blog Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:57:31 +0000 It's time to try CedarCure for grub control! https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/114-its-time-to-try-cedarcure-for-grub-control https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/114-its-time-to-try-cedarcure-for-grub-control If you experience issues with grubs there is still time to order & apply ICT Organics CedarCure. This EPA Exempt Minimum Risk Pesticide is the answer to grub control! Your clients will be happy to hear that you are using a product that is safe for their kids and pets.]]> techterraenvironmental@comcast.net (Administrator) Blog Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:54:24 +0000 New Product Arrival... Winter Burn Protection and more! https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/113-new-product-arrival-winter-burn-protection-and-more https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/113-new-product-arrival-winter-burn-protection-and-more We are excited to introduce a new product to you called Desikote. Prevent winter burn with this anit-transpirant / desicannt for evergreen shrubs and trees. Receive FREE SHIPPING on all Desikote order until Thanksgiving. Other uses include: safener, rain fastener and extender for pesticides. The cost per K is ridiculously low and will pay for itself very quickly. Order Now! ]]> techterraenvironmental@comcast.net (Administrator) Blog Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:53:08 +0000 Happy Earth Day https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/112-happy-earth-day https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/112-happy-earth-day As landcare professionals we depend upon working with the earth for our livelihoods. When we realize how to improve soil health, our jobs become easier as healthy soil will grow healthy plants. Take a moment to read this short article from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service about some other benefits we gain from improving our soils. "The Earth Day Confession of a Soil Health Geek"

techterraenvironmental@comcast.net (Administrator) Blog Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:51:03 +0000
The Buzz is out about Controlling Grubs https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/111-the-buzz-is-out-about-controlling-grubs https://www.techterraenvironmental.com/tech-terra-news/blog/111-the-buzz-is-out-about-controlling-grubs The controversy over the possible effects of neonicotinoids on pollinators can be overwhelming to digest. Since I have been interested in this topic for a long time, I have read my fair share of research. What I have concluded is simple, this is a complicated matter! ]]> techterraenvironmental@comcast.net (Administrator) Blog Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:50:31 +0000