HEALTHY SOIL SERVICES
Committed to providing environmentally friendly services that support healthy soil, vibrant vegetation and safe spaces for you, your family and community.
From your family's backyard or veggie patch, to your community's green space or garden plots, Healthy Soil Services is here for you. We believe in NATURAL SOLUTIONS that start from the ground up, yes you got it, FROM THE SOIL. Our services are based on the most up to date soil education from Dr Elaine Ingham's Soil Food Web methodologies. By using biologically active products we are able to inoculate the soil with diverse microbiology, helping bring a natural state of balance to your grass, plants, gardens and trees. All of the products we use are 100% ORGANIC and are aimed at building soil structure and health. Let's work WITH NATURE, not against her
ABOUT HEALTHY SOIL SERVICES
Hi, our names are Chelsey and Lindsay, we are the founders of Healthy Soil Services. We are passionate about providing our clients with natural, chemical free options to support the health and vitality of the soil in their back yards and gardens. With focus on improving soil health, gardeners can expect to grow delicious, nutrient dense food and thriving plants. We are eager to educate why conventional yard 'care' methods such as herbicides, pesticides and inorganic fertilizers are ineffective for long term results and can be detrimental to the health of our ecosystems and planet. By using high quality, organic products supplied by our partner's at Living Soil Solutions, we can get away from these 'band aid' fixes and work on long term solutions geared towards optimal soil and plant health. By restoring a natural state of balance to your landscape we are able to increase the soil's structure and water holding capacity, increase nutrient cycling in the soil and decrease pest, disease and weed pressures.
THE NATURAL DIFFERENCE
Why choose natural land care services compared to the conventional in-organic, chemical heavy ones? First off, understanding how plants grow in an undisturbed, wild environment is important. Plants naturally excrete exudates (primarily simple sugars, some proteins and carbohydrates) from their roots to attract and feed beneficial microbial life. In return these microbes (bacteria, fungai, nematodes, protozoa, micro arthropods,etc..) facilitate nutrient absorption for the plants. The microbes are the key to unlocking the ever present nutrients in the soil! The larger and more diverse population of these 'good guys' the less room for pests and disease.
The idea of beneficial microbes in the soil shouldn't be a new concept as it totally relates to our human bodies. We are made up of more microbial life than we are human cells! We need the good microbes in order to be healthy just like plants do!
So when it comes to your back yard and garden, we want to create an environment where beneficial biology can thrive. And guess what spraying pesticides and herbicides does? Kills the good guys. When the soil is void of beneficial microbes plants are unable to receive the nutrients needed to stay healthy, making them susceptible to pests and disease. This is where inorganic fertilizers come in.. These synthetic nutrients are made so the plant can absorb them without the micobiology, the issue is that they can lead to a bunch of other problems, plus the effects are not long lasting and the majority gets washed off and ends up in our water systems.
We need to step away from these toxic chemical methods and start looking at ways to mimic systems Mother Nature has tried and tested for the health of our soils, and planet. By taking on a natural approach to land management there is a plethora of benefits, such as healthier plants, nutrient dense crops, safer spaces for humans and animals, natural water storage in the soil and carbon sequestration, just to name a few.