By Dennis de Zeeuw
Sustainscape, Inc. is a sustainable landscape company in South Florida. We have been using OceanSolution for four years in our landscape maintenance operations. Only specific organic fertilizers allow for proper absorption in different plant species. OceanSolution provides the necessary elements to develop plant and lawn health. This is essential for sustainable landscaping, as a healthy plant allows us to stay ahead of problems in the landscape.
Many times, we encounter a new customer with an existing problem. In June 2014, a customer in Boca Raton called about a problem occurring on a Pigeon Plum (Coccoloba diversifolia) tree in their yard. A Pigeon Plum is an evergreen, Florida native tree and naturally occurring in many coastal locations. At first glance, it was noticeable all the foliage on the tree had turned brown. It appeared to be suffering from a fungus; however, I was not 100% positive. I applied a foliar spray and root drench of OceanSolution. At the time, the only thing I felt I could do was give the plant additional minerals. The customer purchased a gallon of OS and I asked them to apply ever 4 weeks.
In early November, the tree recovered. Most of all the foliage turned green again. I do not necessarily believe the OceanSolution killed a possible fungus present in the tree however, I do believe the OceanSolution provided strength for the plant to fight off the fungus itself.
The elements provided in OS build plant immunity allowing resistance to certain diseases. It is an essential part of how we provide responsible and sustainable landscaping services.