Prescription Organic Matter
For a beautiful lawn amend your soil with Prescription Organic Matter – exclusively from Rainbow.
What Is Prescription Organic Matter?
Prescription Organic Matter (POM) is the result of the composting process. It is the result of the breaking down of plant materials containing a mixture of biologically active organic compounds. We screen our POM to ensure high quality natural nutrients, integrity, consistency, and quality.
Originally created by plants and other organisms, these compounds play a variety of roles in many biological cycles. Because of their original formation through photosynthesis, the nutrients released from these former plants are therefore 100% natural.
Different mixtures of POM are available for both fast and slow release of nutrients. Some POM formulations also have a higher nutrient content than others because of their ingredients. For example, the POM used on a residential lawn is a slower-release formula. This ensures that the POM used fertilizes your lawn all the while improving the biological activity in the soil.
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Why Does Your Lawn Need Prescription Organic Matter?
POM provides your lawn with essential nutrients and benefits the soil by creating better growing conditions. Not only are you providing your turf with the nutrition it needs, you are providing additional benefits. These benefits include: improving soil structure over time, reducing the thatch layer (a dense layer of dead grass that accumulates at the soil surface), smoothing the soil surface, and helping with seed establishment.
How Does Prescription Organic Matter Work?
The concentration of certain types of plant matter (leaves, twigs, wood chips, etc.) affects how quickly POM breaks down and becomes available for plant uptake. Organic matter breaks down into very fine particles it is mineralized by soil organisms. At that point, the minerals become available to your lawn regularly. Applying a thin layer of POM to your lawn over a period of time provides it with organic matter and biologically created nutrients necessary for growing healthier grass.
How Is Prescription Organic Matter Applied?
Prescription Organic Matter is applied with a top dressing machine to add a fine layer of POM to the lawn surface. The material used for top dressing can be POM or a combination of POM with sand, and/or other soil amendments. As a result of the repeated top dressing over many years, you will notice a superior turf with improved drainage, aeration, and resiliency.
Top dressing moderates surface irregularities that result from traffic, climatic conditions, and turf grass growth. Once applied, the top dressing is then incorporated into the soil surface through brooming, raking, dragging, and/or irrigation.
Improving the soil with POM creates better water drainage, decreases soil compaction, and promotes a more vigorous and healthy root system for your turf.
Due to the removal of topsoil, compacted soil with large amounts of clay may benefit the most from top dressing practices, but…
Top dressing with POM is a way to increase the natural quality of turf grass in any soil condition.