Gardening is a true DIY hobby. Avid and hobby gardeners alike plant and care for perennials, annuals, veggies, trees and shrubs on their own, with support from a tree service company and other industry professionals. But when it comes to realizing the advantages of organic plant health care, experts agree that the DIY route could be fraught with dangers.

Understanding the Process of Making Compost Tea

Compost tea or manure tea is derived from compost or composted manure. The brewing process involves steeping, filtering and aeration in a controlled environment. Top quality material from a reliable source provides the ideal base, and proper handling of both the original organic matter and the finished compost tea ensures that bacteria and other elements do not overpopulate the mixture.

Some gardeners report the presence of E. coli in homegrown manure tea, possibly due to a lack of control during the brewing process. (link – http://gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/320/how-is-manure-tea-made-without-e-coli) While experienced gardeners with access to manure or vegetable compost may be eager to try their hand at the tea brewing process, they should fully understand the process and weigh the potential risks.

Benefits of Well Made Compost Tea

Studies show that properly made compost tea (from a controlled source and distributed in a professional manner) aids in tree and plant growth. Organic plant health care also helps plants to fight off disease and fungi, producing a more bountiful crop.

But should gardeners attempt to brew tea from a relatively unknown organic source, and in an uncontrolled environment?

A better solutions exists. Embark on organic plant health care with professionally made compost tea or manure tea.  Mayer Tree is a reliable source and offer application services to ensure your property and plants are well taken care of this season and into the future.