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Soil Biology

Soil Biology

Managing the soil, or rootzone, is the key to high quality lawn and turfgrass surfaces. Lawn Care & Turf managers carry out many maintenance operations, such as mowing, fertilising, topdressing, irrigation, scarifying and other organic matter control practices. The focus is on the grass but, if they were to manage the soil biology, good surfaces will come about as a result of increased soil microbes reducing fertiliser applications and the reliance on pesticides.

Soil Biology products have been developed to ensure the continuous breakdown of organic matter that is produced by the grass plant as it grows. This creates a constant release of nutrients and humic substances into the soil environment, and a diverse population of soil microbes is maintained. Nutrients are made available to the plant for uptake, pathogens are controlled and thatch management is much easier to accomplish.

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Soil Biology at work





Using Biology for Turfgrass Surfaces

We work with you to produce high quality and robust turfgrass surfaces through managing the biology of both the rootzone and turfgrass plant

Using Soil Biology results in:

  • the contiunous breakdown of rootzone organic matter saving on expensive remedial treatments
  • reduced dependency on fertilisers by increased mineralisation of rootzone nutrients and enhanced plant metaoblism 
  • econmical nutrient management - not the same as applying fertilisers
  • natural plant pathogen control resulting in breaking the dependency on pesticides
  • enhanced plant metabolism for optimum turfgrass health and vigour


Soil Biology and Turf Products

We supply a full range of Soil Biology products designed to work with your existing programme. Our range includes SB Flex Foliar Feeds, SB Biostimulants, SB Microbes for use in Compost Tea systems and SB Soil Treatments designed to alleviate poor rootzone conditions.


The SB PRODUCT RANGE — a new & exciting range of treatments designed to promote healthy lawn and turfgrass playing surfaces. The SB RANGE eliminates dependency on synthetic pesticides & fertilisers.



The Flex Foliar Range is a revolutionary amenity turf formulation based on the patented 'Flex' process, which complexes amide nitrogen with a balanced range of essential macro and micronutrients. This provides complete slow-release and long-lasting nutrition to the plant via the leaf. These low pH products assist the tank mixing of inorganic and organic biostimulants and most pesticides. The Flex amenity range also contains naturally derived bio-stimulants and plant-based phyto-elicitors.


SB BioCarb 3.0.12 Low pH formulation that improves foliar uptake and tank mixing with other products. Apply from October to March. Apply at 30-40 L/Ha in 200L of water


SB pHyIIoFeed 6.0.0 + traces (S, Mg, Mn, Zn, B, MO, Co) Ideal for use in IPM packages and for mixing with other liquid products. Apply at 20 L/Ha in 400-600L water


SB Flex Micros 12.0.4 + traces (S, Mg, Mn, B, Zn, Cu, MO, Fe) Contains nitrate N for a quick response and a slow-release N for a longer plant uptake. Apply at 30-40 L/Ha in 400-600L water


SB pHyIIoGreen 12.2.7 + traces (S, Mg, Mn, B, Zn, Cu, MO) Contains nitrate N for a quick response and a slow-release N for a longer plant uptake. Apply at 30-40 L/Ha in 400-600L water


SB FlexBio 18.0.3 + traces (Ca, Mg, Mn, B) Ideal for tank mixing with amino acids. Contains nitrate N for a quick response and a slow-release N for a longer plant uptake. Apply at 30-40 L/Ha in 400-600L water


In early spring mix 3.0.12 with 18.0.12 or use 6.0.0 to take advantage of the trace elements. Apply every 4 weeks, alternate with compost tea applications every 2 weeks



Formulated to enable the plant to thrive in the stressed environment of turfgrass playing surfaces

SB Foundation HFU Premium-quality leonardite granule with very low dust. A rich source of carbon, humic and fulvic acids & trace elements. pH average of 4. Ameliorates soil and provides a buffer to high pH irrigation water. Supplied in three granular sizes. Apply at 200-250 kg/ha


SB OrganoFeast Very high concentration liquid source of Fulvic 40%, Humic 40% and organic carbon 40%. Apply at 5-10 L/Ha in 300-600L water


SB SeaFeast Liquid blend of seaweed, fulvic acid and bioactive plant extracts. Relieves the stress of intensively managed turfgrass surfaces and improves the foliar and root uptake of nutrients. Apply at 5-10 L/Ha


SB Fulvic 40% Concentrated source of fulvic acids and organic carbon. Highly effective, organic chelating agent for optimum nutrient utilisation and reduced fertiliser applications. Apply at 5-10 L/Ha in 200-300L water.


SB SpringLoad An amino acid rich in macro and micro nutrients and naturally fortified with fulvic acid and organic carbons. Compatible with the Flex Foliar Feed Range and will provide your turf with an esrly season start up. Apply at 10-50 L/Ha


SB Vigour A plant synergist complex development to act as a phyto-elicitor, helping plants to combat physical stresses and improve disease prevention and recovery from damage. Can be mixed with SB Flex 3.0.12. Apply at 1-1.5 L/Ha


SB Chitosan 6% High quality, water-soluble derivative of chitin, developed specifically for amenity turf.

Directly stimulates plant self-defence mechanisms. Only biostimulant with EU approval for control of plant pests & pathogens. Chitosan helps recovery from disease, nematode and other pest damage. Helps limit damage from drought & frost stress. Chitosan can be used to improve the percentage germination of grass seed. Apply 2-5 L/Ha as foliar, 10-15 L/ha as soil drench & 5 L/Ha as spray tank mix with compost tea.



A selection of microbial formulations for use in compost tea systems or on their own.


SB BrewsterLife Concentrated consortium of fungi specifically formulated for use in compost tea systems. Promotes fungal dominance in the rootzone for perennial turfgrasses. Apply at 500g/Ha


SB HyBrid Tea Consortium of synergistic rhisosphere bacteria & fungi developed specifically to address problems in amenity turf management such as nutrient availability and thatch build up. Apply at 0.5kg/Ha in compost tea brewers, or at 1kg/Ha without brewing first


SB RhizoBac Selected blend of bacteria designed to help turfgrass surfaces combat the heavy wear & intensive management associated with Poa annua dominant amenity turf. Add to compost tea systems at 500g/Ha


SB Brewster CERTIFIED PATHOGEN FREE Matured compost developed to produce high quanity and biologically diverse compost teas. Compatible with all biostimulants, inorganic and organic fertilisers. Apply at 2 Kg/Ha in L/Ha


SB LiquidLife Utilises proven inorganic oxygen technology combined with selected rhizosphere bacteria. Increases microbial activity in the rootzone, reducing black layer and improving percolation and nutrient availability. Apply at 3-5L/Ha





Designed to alleviate poor rootzone conditions to give the best chance for a healthy microbe population and vigorous turfgrass surfaces.


SB NutriZorb Zeolite A natural, hydrated Phillipsite-Chabazite mineral of volcanic origin, supplied in three grades to suit the application. Supports soil biology by providing a "protective matrix" and a source of nutrients, firms up soft surfaces and slowly releases nutrients to suit turf growth. Does not break down as easily as most other zeolites. Apply at 200-500g/m2

150-300 kg/Ha. 


SB Infuser. Fully organic-derived bio-stimulant that acts as a highly effective penetrant. Full compatible with all microbial products. Can be used in compost tea & hybrid tea applications. Apply at 2.5 L/Ha in 300-600 L/Ha


SB Panbreaker. Highly concentrated anionic wetting agent. Breaks up hard pans, improving soil structure and water infiltration and percolation. Use a tank mix with SB BioSulphur as a soil wash to clear out excess fertiliser salts and pesticide residues. Apply at 0.9 L/Ha as a penetrant wetter, and at 1.2 L/Ha as a soil wash with SB BioSulphur


SB BioSulphur Source of Sulphur, Calcium & Nitrogen in a bioactive formulation for optimum effectiveness. Aids soil flocculation & neutrilizes soil pH. Apply at 20 L/Ha as a nutrient, and at 40 L/Ha as a soil wash with SB PanBreaker


Sulphur Mini Prills Highly dispersible prill containing 90% elemental sulphur. Can also be used as a treatment for calcareous irrigation water. Apply as a soil treatment to lower pH levels at 150-300 kg/Ha. Apply as a nutrient in sulphur deficient turf at 25-75 kg/Ha



Other Products from the Soil Biology range:


BioPlus TH

Brimstone 90 mini-prill

Brimstone90 WDG

Complex Calcium

Chelated Copper

Chelated Iron

Chelated Zinc

Companion Inocculant

DryPatch Blend

EndoMyco (mini granule)

Filer sock (400 micron)

Gypsum GG



Mycorhizal Amendment

Naturmin WP Aminos

Phosphite PK 32-33

PolyCR 18.5.18 + 2 MgO mini

Poly CR 25.5.13 + 4 MgO

PolyCR 15.0.30 + 2 MgO + 2CaO mini





TurfHardener 3.0.3+Fe

Urea 46.0.0


Please contact us for more information, application rates and prices


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