water reduction

It is generally agreed that water conservation is important where possible. It should be noted that while people can reduce water usage, both plants and people need a minimum amount of water to survive.

Areas highlighted for water conservation are familiar to just about everyone…Shorter showers, low flow toilets, and reduction in lawn irrigation. The logic of these areas is basically sound. A shorter shower can still get you clean. A low flow toilet can still remove waste (individual results may vary ?).

A reduction of lawn irrigation, however; will kill your grass if you cross the minimum threshold your landscaping needs to survive. What’s a boy (or girl) to do? We can agree that, given a choice, the priority must be given to human water needs over that of grass…right?

There are some options for people who want nice landscaping while recognizing this priority. Hardscaping/Desertscaping pictured here has been popular in the American Southwest for years. These landscapes are beautiful, but often grass less. Is there a way to be a responsible neighbor, save money, and keep your grass? The answer to all three is: YES!


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The ingredients in Rhiza Nova Complete Concentrate increase the efficiency of nutrient uptake in plants by breaking down the carbon, nitrogen, and essential minerals plants need. The carbon and nitrogen are then captured inside living microbes that the plants then absorb through root stoma. Since they are already “digested” when they get to your landscaping, energy the plant generates through photosynthesis doesn’t get spent “digesting” these elements. The other minerals (Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Potassium) are chelated in the soil by the humic and fulvic acid of Rhiza Nova. Chelation is a necessary process that occurs in soil to make certain minerals “processable” by plants.

Pictured left are two Aerogarden Bounty Wifi’s. I used the cherry tomato seed pods that come standard with Aerogardens. On the right is the garden using Rhiza Nova microbes. On the left is a garden without. Both are receiving the same nutrient regimen and both have water added whenever the Aerogarden control indicates a low water level. As you can see, the Rhiza Nova garden uses about 40% less water. It should also be noted that the nutrient dosage needed to be drastically reduced as well, probably due to a high concentration of nutrients building up with the reduced water usage.

These 8 tomato plants have 90% of their root growth bathed in water 24/7. Yet the 4 plants inoculated with Rhiza Nova are only taking water they need based on their maximum threshold.

A lawn of grass generally needs 620 gallons per 1000 ft², often 2 or 3 times a week.  That’s as much as 7440 gallons a month! That’s not my number so I’ve placed links to independent sites here and here.

Imagine there was something you could do to get that number down to 2200 gallons a month (33% of what is normally needed), or lower depending on the rainfall in your area. Now you can with Rhiza Nova Complete Concentrate. 32oz concentrate bottles should last all summer, saving as much as 15,000 gallons in irrigation cost throughout the season…without upending your entire yard, or hogging precious resources.


This may sound revolutionary, but that’s only because it is.





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