|This is a reprint from the Kansas City Gardener
Products from Local Inventor
If you live in Kansas or Missouri,
chances are you have clay in your yard. That has presented us with challenges in planting gardens, growing grass, and maintaining lush lawns. One product that was introduced to Kansas City residents four years ago has changed all of that. This all natural product opens up the pore space in clay and hardpan soils. The ground becomes softer, and water, air, and biological activity return. Standing water drains, in drought conditions water is retained, and after a short time we see earthworms.
EnviroMax (the new name for SoilMaster Rx) was invented by Dick Hornack, a retired engineer and a Johnson County resident. The invention was created due to a request from an agricultural client. Dick was treating an orange grove in Florida, and the manager took him to an old back road, where the soil would not open up. Dick experimented and the result worked. The product created is EnviroMax. It has been used successfully now for years on crops, everything from alfalfa and wheat to vegetables, fruits, and root crops. Some local residents tried the product on their lawns and saw amazing results. Dick decided to sell to the home market and by word of mouth people learned about the product. Toby Tobin tried it and was impressed. He invited Dick onto the Toby Tobin Show, and that really helped to launch the product in this market.
Since that time, Dick has created other products for homeowners. PlantMaster contains EnviroMax, along with over 100 micronutrients, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and natural growth regulators. PlantMaster enriches soil with ingredients not found in any other product. Farmers know about the "Law of the Minimums" which states that if one of the nutritive elements is deficient or lacking, plant growth will be poor even when all other elements are abundant. If the deficient element is supplied, growth will be increased up to the point where the supply of that element is no longer the limiting factor. PlantMaster will supply homeowners and master gardeners with all elements required. Lawns will be more lush and green, gardens will yield more vegetables, and flowers will be prize winning.
PlantMaster worked so well for lawn and gardens, some homeowners asked Dick if it could be used in their potted plants. Yes, it can be. But potted plants have a unique problem, that we dont see in the garden. They tend to become root bound. The roots grow to the outside of the pot, instead of down straight. This condition creates problems for your potted plants, flowers and herbs. So Dick decided it was time to make an all in one product. The new product, PlantMaster Organic for Anything in a Pot or Planter (in Formula or Concentrate) will provide all of the nutrients, micronutrients, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and growth regulators your plants require. Additionally, root bound conditions will become a thing of the past, due to a unique ingredient. Use this product just once a month. You should see a difference within 2 weeks of using it! When starting seed, or growing seedlings, use our formula with your normal root booster. Your plants will grow stronger stalks, herbs will grow larger and have a stronger flavor, flowers will have vibrant colors, and overall the health of these plants will be improved.
Dicks latest product was created in response to homeowners who called him about their septic field problems. SepticMaster improves soil texture in your drainage field and restores proper system operation. Most septic system problems are really soil problems. Pore spaces in the soil become clogged causing wet, soggy drainfields. Left untreated, these problems can lead to system backup. SepticMasters revolutionary formula opens these clogged pore spaces, aerates the soil, and dramatically improves drainage and percolation. SepticMaster also contains a unique blend of enzymes to assist in breaking down fats, oils, and greases.
Next spring, you may find a new product on the shelves of the stores. EnviroLife is based on Dicks latest breakthroughs on the farms. We add seven strains of microorganisms back into the soil. These microorganisms are strained specifically to work on soil, to change the nutrients held in the soil into usable forms for the grass, plants and trees. We also include microorganisms that aid the plant in resisting fungus and mold. Today, with the use of chemicals such as insecticides, weed killers, and fungicides, it is important to put natural living "good" organisms back into the soil. Use this product every spring, and again one to two weeks after using chemicals that may kill these helpful creatures. Allow nature to help you with your lawn and garden. This new product can be added to EnviroMax, PlantMaster, or any liquid fertilizer product. It can be mixed just in water. One pint will cover 5,000 square feet.
The reputation of EnviroMax has spread nationwide. As a result, Milliken Chemical of Spartanburg, SC has begun to market the product around the country. So let your friends and relatives know.
FOR ANYTHING IN A POT OR PLANTER, USE PLANTMASTER INDOOR ORGANIC FORMULA OR CONCENTRATE. ELIMINATE ROOT BOUND CONDITIONS AND FEED YOUR PLANTS OVER 100 ELEMENTS REQUIRED FOR PROPER NUTRITION AND HEALTH!!!