Grant Beatt General Lawn Care Landscaping Soil Health
COMAND® for Topdressing
COMAND® All Natural CompostKeeping turfgrass in great condition is a year-round challenge for superintendents. Weather, soil quality, a shrinking selection of pesticides, irrigation restrictions, fertilizer bans, and tightening maintenance budgets, can all significantly affect the look and playability of a golf course or sports fields. COMAND® provides a natural, cost effective way of sustaining quality playing surfaces, that become easier to maintain.
What is COMAND®?COMAND® is a unique compost product produced with precise proprietary blends of enzyme-producing microbes, some unique composting methodology, and inventive techniques of maximizing beneficial microorganisms in the finished product. COMAND® is truly a bio-engineered, yet completely natural product. COMAND® can be utilized straight, or alternatively, can be custom blended with varying amounts of high quality sand to create topdressings and rootzone mixes.
What Makes COMAND® So Unique?Through many years of research, Harvest Quest developed an inoculum, which accelerates and uniquely enhances the natural biological process of composting. The use of the inoculum reverses the physics of composting, with initial temperatures being generated on the outside of the piles and the heat front moving inwards. This unique phenomenon allows microbes to increase optimally and results in the creation of very mature and biologically diverse compost. Furthermore, carefully controlled curing procedures and re-inoculation with mesophilic (ambient temperature) microbiology is implemented known to improve populations of beneficial microbes. COMAND® is screened to a very fine consistency, which removes woody particles, making it suitable for applying to even the most closely mown turf.
Benefits of Using COMAND®COMAND® adds high quality organic matter to the rootzone.
- Supplies stabilized organic matter
- Increases moisture infiltration and permeability
- Improved water holding in light soils, providing greater drought resistance and more efficient water utilization
- Improves the soils ability to hold nutrients
- Aids the proliferation of soil microbes, which assist in Thatch reduction
- Contains humus, making nutrients more available to plants
- Improved wear tolerance