All clients of Gardens ALIVE Design learn many valuable lessons about creating a healthy, thriving landscape. It is with joy that I’ve repeated myself hundreds of times when I say, “It isn’t just about putting plants in the ground. It is about all the pieces such as soil testing to see how deficient your soil is then adding the organic amendments per that soil test to help create the micro and macro biological life that supports the soil to support your newly planted landscape. It is about the research supporting proper planting techniques, mulch applications and then about proper watering to correctly establish your plants.” Clients have seen firsthand the effects of all of these vital pieces as they enjoy the health and vigor of their newly planted landscapes.
A wonderful partner in this process is KIS Organics! Their supportive staff work with your soil test results to calculate, measure and provide quality organic amendments that not only support your landscape but are also much safer for the environment when compared to chemical options. AND they have wonderful resources for your Veggie Garden too. Learn more here . . .
Our Philosophy on Growing Plants
In 2002, we started an online gardening business with our main product being compost tea brewers. Since that time we’ve expanded our product lines and also our knowledge regarding organic gardening through both research and experience.
While we are still firm proponents of what I like to call “Biological Horticulture,” which is essentially gardening to promote healthy biological activity in your soil and proper nutrient cycling (see the works of Ingham, Wilson, Lowenfels, etc..). In recent years I’ve found more and more benefits to re-mineralizing the soil as well (see the works of Albrecht, Reams, Astera, Solomon, etc..). Typically these are 2 different and contrasting philosophies within the organic gardening community. I believe that both proper mineral levels and active nutrient cycling (healthy, functioning microbial populations) are necessary to grow . . https://www.kisorganics.com/pages/our-philosophy