ENRICH Soil Enhancer – A Year Of Test Results

You don’t bring a new product to the market without first properly testing it and making sure it’s right for your customers.

With that in mind, SQLC thoroughly tested this product during 2020 on some of our staff’s and 33 of our customers’ lawns. We found some rather exciting results, and some rather dramatic. We noted any changes or improvements as each application was done for each customer… There were a lot of noticeable improvements in common amongst just about all the candidates. In fact, the grand tally is that out of our 33 test candidates, 31 of them said that they saw improvements in their lawn over previous years. That’s a rather convincing 94% rate of return for a trial.

Here’s the actual Trial Results including our crew’s observations as well as comments from our customers on our followup with them. We’re simply listing them as Case 1, Case 2 and so on for privacy concerns. Apart from that, we have included a number of customer testimonials below the Trial Results, just so that you know these aren’t just our comments but those of our happy satisfied customers.

If you prefer to review only the summation of our findings, click here for the Trial Results Summary.

The Trial Results / Case Studies

CASE 1

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • A bit of winter kill was evident.
  • There was a very compacted area on the boulevard lawn that has been walked over continuously
  • At the very least, the lawn could use a dethatching.

Application 2:

  • Some winter kill was still present.
  • Poor mowing techniques in terms of grass clumps left on lawn.
  • This was not the healthiest grass but the ground seems a little softer now aside from a few lumps that must not have been noticed during the first application.
  • The compacted area on the boulevard is not noticed anymore, it’s much softer and healthier.

Application 3:

  • Lawn is in quite nice shape now… The colour is good, and the turf is thick.
  • The ground is not lumpy and hard in the front anymore.
  • Even the boulevard is looking good and feels softer.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

Customer said that she hadn’t been keeping a close eye on it all season and hadn’t noticed much difference… But upon informing her of our observations, she did concur, especially about the boulevard area and the overall softer feel of her lawn and how healthy it ended up compared to previous years.

CASE 2

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • Some poor conditions/bare patches along the city bushes at the edge of the property.
  • Possibly a fairy ring or two and some compaction in spots.

Application 2:

  • Some spots were still struggling and there were still some bare patches.
  • The previous compaction was now gone though and the lawn was softer.
  • The rest of lawn now appears good and healthy.

Application 3:

  • The backyard has improved and is doing very well overall.
  • The lawn is a little better by the city bushes, too. Given the slight improvement there, we sprayed this area at twice the rate. It will be interesting to see if it shows more improvement in this area come next spring.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

Customer said the lawn was the best it’s been in years.

CASE 3

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • Some good turf though a section of the boulevard lawn appears to have some kind of fungal disease.
  • There are some bare patches where a boat trailer was previously parked on the lawn.

Application 2:

  • The lawn appears healthier, and the ground is soft.
  • The disease on the boulevard is all gone now. If any is still there, it looks to have recovered and filled in.

Application 3:

  • The lawn no longer appears to be under any stress at all.
  • The previously mentioned bare patches appear to be recovering quite well.
  • Overall the grass is thick and feels nice to walk on.
  • We recommend a de-thatching for next year though.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

Customer said that she hadn’t been keeping a close eye on it all season and hadn’t noticed much difference… But upon informing her of our observations, she did concur, especially about the boulevard area and the overall softer feel of her lawn and how healthy it ended up compared to previous years.

CASE 4

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • The lawn could use a dethatching.
  • There was a minimal amount of vole damage.
  • Generally speaking, the lawn was in good shape with no glaring issues apart from the two mentioned.

Application 2:

  • Overall, good improvements.
  • The ground seems softer though they still have a bit too much thatch layer.
  • Noticed a fairy ring so we gave this area twice the rate of spray to see how it would respond.

Application 3:

  • The lawn has become very lush, thick, and green.
  • There is a little dryness in the front by the tree, so we gave it a little spray. It will be interesting to see if this area is more drought tolerant next year.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

Customer said she felt it definitely contributed to their grass health over the summer especially once it got drier after the rainy Spring. She said they weren’t able to water it much but yet it seemed to retain it very well and grew very nice… She said they received numerous compliments about their lawn looking great this year.

CASE 5

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • This lawn had a lot of vole damage.
  • It was also quite compacted by the front steps.

Application 2:

  • The vole damage was completely gone… Most of it recovered very well and faster than normal for such extensive damage. A few remaining bare spots in the front lawn were given a little extra spray.
  • The lawn was now thick and lush.
  • There was no longer any compaction by the front steps.

Application 3:

  • This lawn was definitely softer this time around.
  • The turf was now thick, lush, and a nice green.
  • There was a very noticeable difference along the property line shared with the neighbor to the east wherein the ground on this side was much softer and healthier looking whereas the neighbors was clearly not as good and struggling.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

Customer said they concurred with everything we observed… and said their lawn was in great shape now.

CASE 6

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • Exceptionally large yard with a lot of winter kill, probably the most we have seen on any of our test candidates. So we gave the winter kill areas twice the normal spray rate.
  • There were some fairy rings we sprayed a bit more, too.

Application 2:

  • Winter kill is practically all gone now. There are still a few small spots but 90% of it has recovered.
  • There’s a noticeable difference at the property line versus the adjacent neighbor’s lawn.

Application 3:

  • Noticeable improvements since the prior application. Most of the struggling areas had fully recovered.
  • The grass is now thick and lush, and the ground is soft.
  • The portion which is sloped is struggling due to dryness/heat stress during the hot summer. Obviously, this area is a little more exposed to the sun and has not received enough moisture, so we recommend they put down more water when watering it, so that it doesn’t drain away so quickly due to the slope of the lawn.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

Customer said that at the beginning after the first spray, they didn’t really notice much difference, but were duly impressed as time went on…. Very happy!

CASE 7

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • Really severe winter kill in the backyard. It was so bad that the customer was considering re-sodding… He says the neighbor has it that bad, too.
  • He has some fairy rings, too which we sprayed liberally.
  • Apart from that, their grass is generally healthy.
  • There is a little bit of thatch build up that should be addressed next year though.

Application 2:

  • The winter kill is pretty much gone and the customer says he won’t need to re-sod it now. We would like to think that the soil enhancer had helped this situation but with the moisture levels being optimal early in the year as well as receiving our fertilizer treatments, we believe that all these things worked together to aid the recovery much like the other cases where winter kill recovery had been noted as rather quick and effective.

Application 3:

  • The lawn is the best its been all year.
  • The turf is thick, lush, has nice texture and feels good to walk on.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

Customer said “Fantastic! You got rid of my fairy rings, too.” He loves it and definitely wants it again next year.

CASE 8

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • Generally good lawn condition other than very compacted boulevard area.

Application 2:

  • The lawn has thickened up very nicely, and is now quite healthy and has a very nice texture.
  • There was a path out to the shed that had been walked on quite a bit so we gave this area an extra spray.

Application 3:

  • In the backyard everything is now thick, lush, and green, and the ground is quite soft as it should be.
  • The front is also particularly good but a little dry in a few spots so we gave those a little extra spray.
  • The boulevard seems to have softened up a little.
  • The previously mentioned path to the back shed from foot traffic is barely noticeable now and has recovered quite well.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

Customer said he concurred with the above, especially regarding the path to the shed. He wants to sign up for next year for sure.

CASE 9

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • Generally, a very good lawn with no apparent issues.

Application 2:

  • Very nice all around… very nice deep green colour.
  • The neighbor’s tree seems to be sucking up moisture along property line in the front yard so there’s a few bare spots there… So we’ll see if the spray helps.

Application 3:

  • The lawn is much the same as last time which is not a bad thing at all.
  • Some of the bare spots along the fence have filled in nicely and we believe that there is a little less stress in the front yard, too.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

Customer said they noticed a big difference overall… They felt their lawn held the moisture better, too, as they didn’t need to water much in the summer even when it was very dry. They definitely want it this next year.

CASE 10

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • Overall, this customer has a beautiful lawn.
  • They do have a few spots of snow mould, but other than this is nearly perfect turf.
  • We gave some extra spray on one bare batch.

Application 2:

  • Absolutely beautiful colour and soft texture.
  • The previous bare patch isn’t evern noticeable anymore as it’s totally recovered.

Application 3:

  • This lawn is still doing great.
  • The customer had let the lawn dry out a little (just needed to water it more in the drier weeks of summer)
  • The lawn is still very thick, lush, and feels very nice to walk on.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

Customer said they were really quite pleased by year end… They will definitely want it for next year.

CASE 11

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • Overall, no lawn issues here… Very nice lawn…
  • Maybe a little sparse in the front where the mature trees are stealing some moisture.
  • There are some fairy rings trying to emerge so we sprayed those liberally.

Application 2:

  • Is now very lush and a nice deep green colour.
  • It looks like she re-seeded a small section in the backyard, so we gave this area an extra spray.
  • I also put one boot on the neighbor’s side and one boot on her side as I walked the property line and noticed that her side is considerably softer which we can’t necessarily say is a direct result of the soil enhancer but based on some of the common results we’ve seen so far we have reason to believe that it could be a large contributing factor.

Application 3:

  • No new obvious improvements here, but overall, the lawn is still looking very good.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

Customer said they absolutely want it again… She says it was still rich and green even in the late Fall, and even their fairy rings are gone now.

CASE 12

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • Overall, really good lawn conditions all around except for a fairy ring coming over from the neighbor’s lawn as well as some vole damage.

Application 2:

  • Great lawn all around, has only gotten better.
  • Didn’t notice the fairy ring though forgot to check if it was still encroaching from the neighbor’s side.
  • In checking at the property line, there’s a big difference between this customer’s lawn and the adjacent neighbor’s in terms of softness…

Application 3:

  • The ground is soft, and the turf is thick and lush.
  • There’s clearly a very noticeable difference as their lawn is much softer and healthier looking than the neighbor to the east, whose grass is considerably more compacted and harder feeling.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

Customer said their lawn has definitely improved… and better than their neighbors on both sides who they’ve always had a bit of an unspoken competition with. They feel it retained the moisture better, too, even during the drier summer as they barely needed to water it.

CASE 13

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • The lawn has some vole damage, but otherwise good conditions.
  • Soft ground which indicates that the soil seems to be healthy.
  • There’s a bit of thatch build-up but not causing any real issues yet.

Application 2:

  • The vole damage is gone and has completely recovered, but no other obvious improvements.

Application 3:

  • There was not much difference in this lawn though it continues to look good.
  • The customer had let the lawn get dry in some places.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

Customer said they weren’t sure that they could tell any difference but they were pleased overall and thinks it likely helped a bit especially with the quick vole damage recovery.

CASE 14

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • This is a nearly perfect lawn other than some fairy rings in backyard.
  • It’s thick and lush with good deep green colour.

Application 2:

  • Still very nice, thick, lush, nice colour and texture.
  • On their side of the property line their grass is softer versus their adjacent neighbor’s who also a customer but didn’t get any soil enhancer treatment.
  • Did not notice fairy rings this time, but suspect they may still be there but somewhat masked by an overall healthy thick green lawn… We will watch for this on our return.

Application 3:

  • This lawn is lush and thriving in the front and boulevard in particular.
  • The backyard is also good except for what appears to be a bit of root rot which results when the grass gets excessive moisture or absolutely soaked in high temps. Although mother nature did not provide excessive moisture in August (when we had high temps for a few days), it would be my guess that the customer soaked their lawn during this time, perhaps overdoing it.
  • The fairy rings do not appear to be taking over anymore.. they’re on the decline.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

Customer said he would like the soil enhancer next year as his lawn has never looked better. He thinks we cured his fairy ring problem or at least it’s barely there if at all.

CASE 15

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • This customer has a nearly perfect lawn other than some winter kill.
  • Customer said that new seed was planted under apple tree in the backyard. The reason for this is all the crab apples dropped last year and rotted and did not get properly cleaned up before the snow. So, we gave this area an extra shot of the soil enhancer at twice the normal rate.
  • There is a small section of grass (30 sq ft or so) along the customer’s house where the soil quality has always been known to be poor, so we made sure to spray that liberally.

Application 2:

  • No more winter kill is present… It has recovered very well.
  • The previously newly seeded area under the apple tree is now extremely thick and lush already even though the customer had never needed to add a little extra seed to fill it in (which you normally might have to do). We would like to think that this is largely attributed to the soil enhancer.

Application 3:

  • This lawn is one of the softest and nicest to walk on of all our customers.
  • There are no further obvious improvements except that the area along the side of the house is now thriving and much healthier looking.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

The customer agrees with everything we observed. He’s extremely pleased with the results and will surely be wanting it for this coming year.

CASE 16

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • This customer’s lawn was in very good condition overall aside from some compaction where the grass has been repeatedly walked over.

Application 2:

  • The lawn is very nice all around with nice deep green colour…probably one of the best lawns of our test candidates.
  • He had planted some new grass in the back alley by the looks of it. This area is very hard and has some gravel. It’s coming in nicely considering this was practically planted on a gravel area. We gave this area an extra spray.

Application 3:

  • The back area that was seeded along the back alley has filled in nicely and is borderline thriving.
  • The rest of the lawn is lush, green and a pleasure to walk on, perhaps even healthier than last time.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

The customer wasn’t convinced about any differences as his grass was great to begin with. However, he does acknowledge our observations… As he said, he’s totally sold on our fertilizer & weed control spraying but he’ll see how it goes next year and whether he gets the soil enhancer or not.

CASE 17

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • This of the most inconsistent lawns yet… It was soft in some places, yet hard and compacted in as many other places. However, wherever it’s not hard and compacted, the grass is doing very well.

Application 2:

  • Overall, the lawn is thick and lush with no issues other than poor conditions under the spruce tree, where it’s rather patchy.
  • It also seems to have filled in and softened up in the aforementioned areas above.

Application 3:

  • The lawn is much the same with no obvious improvements.
  • They had just aerated so with the combination of aeration and soil enhancer around the same time I am hoping to see a nice difference next spring.
  • The lawn is still quite healthy overall.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

The customer agreed with our observations… He said it was a very noticeable improvement especially in the back yard. He can’t remember ever seeing his lawn this nice.

CASE 18

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • This is generally good lawn, although sparse in some spots and definitely has some compaction and lumpiness.

Application 2:

  • The lawn has become very nice all around.
  • We didn’t notice anymore compaction or lumpiness this time.
  • There is a bit of a fairy ring but it is small and not fully developed or too noticeable at this point. We gave this area an extra spray.

Application 3:

  • No significantly noticeable difference between this app and the last… There may be a few less lumpy areas.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

The customer agreed with our observations… She said her health wasn’t well enough last season for her to get out there on her lawn a lot but she did notice the overall improvements.

CASE 19

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • There was a lot of winter kill in the backyard… We assured the customer that over time, it will eventually fill in on its own and that the soil enhancer should help.
  • The lawn is in nice condition other than this.
  • The customer asked if we could spray the flower bed where her hostas are planted, as they were always seeming to struggle… We did so for her.

Application 2:

  • The winter kill is completely gone now… It looks like the soil enhancer helped it recover rather quickly.
  • The customer says that her hostas plants that we sprayed are no longer struggling and they’re the best they have ever been!
  • There was a little bit of brown patch fungal disease along the property line where her neighbor’s tree is robbing her lawn of moisture. The soil may also be a bit acidic in this area due to the pine needles dropping everywhere.

Application 3:

  • The lawn is now very good in the backyard… It has a nice deep green colour.
  • The lawn is a little dry in the front but not too hard or compacted.
  • Just as a courtesy, we also sprayed part of her garden on the last application and the customer now claims that where she usually gets 6 to 7 zucchinis of average size, she got around 20 this year, some of which were unusually HUGE which she showed us.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

The customer loves it! Her neighbors couldn’t believe how great her results were… She’s a believer in our soil enhancer! She said it did wonders for her hostas and zucchinis, too!

CASE 20

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • They have some fairy ring issues in the backyard but other than that this actually a very good, healthy lawn.

Application 2:

  • There are some brown patches in the backyard by the mature trees. We will see if the soil enhancer helps here.
  • The fairy rings are still present (not too surprisingly as they were well established).
  • The customer could stand to mow at a little longer height but is getting away with it okay as there was ample moisture.
  • No real obvious improvements here.

Application 3:

  • There are no glaring improvements, but the lawn is much greener and does not appear to be under stress anymore.
  • The ground is reasonably softer, too.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

The customer likes it and definitely wants it next season… He did notice an overall improvement, much greener and seemed more healthy… Upon hearing about one of our other trial customers who we did a little additional spray on her flower beds and garden, and she got tremendous results, he was a bit envious… He wants it not only for his lawn but would very much like to try it on his gardens and flower beds, too, which he spends a lot of time looking after.

CASE 21

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • This lawn had lots of vole damage… They just reseeded the vole-damaged areas on the front lawn which probably makes up 50% of the lawn.
  • Ground seems soft and in good condition.

Application 2:

  • The new grass has filled in incredibly well, however this is a fescue lawn and the customer planted something completely different, which is noticeable. The soil enhancer worked its magic in helping the new grass come in as its all thick and lush. Hopefully the fescue continues to fill-in and helps blend the two different lawn types… He receives our fertilizer & weed control treatments, too, so hopefully that will also help get a darker colour into the new grass.

Application 3:

  • This lawn has a nice texture but there is recent evidence of poor mowing practices by a competitor (whose mowing sign we see in her yard)… It appears that the lawn was mowed in hot conditions and with a dull blade as the tips of the grass are torn and there are also some wheel marks. We’ll have to check if she’s aware that we do also offer mowing services, as she wouldn’t have encountered that problem if she had us doing it for her.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

The customer would like to sign up for our soil enhancer this next season as she noticed an improvement overall, especially with how quickly the vole-damaged areas recovered.

CASE 22

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • This customer had a lot of vole damage.
  • Soil conditions have been noted as poor here before, too… I know the customer got the lawn aerated and the ground already seems softer than last time so hopefully the soil enhancer will continue improving the soil here. For what it’s worth, this is a relatively new build home where oftentimes, the soil isn’t that great that new homeowners are putting their lawns on top of.

Application 2:

  • Wow! This may be the most improved lawn!
  • There’s absolutely no evidence of vole damage anymore.
  • The lawn is thick, soft, and has a very nice dark green colour.

Application 3:

  • Again, this lawn is thick, lush, and beautiful overall… Both adjacent neighbors’ lawns do not compare, and we’re fairly sure that all these newer homes were built around the same time with the same soil and turf used.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

The customer said they definitely saw many improvements especially in the quick repair of the vole damage and overall health of their lawn.

CASE 23

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • Overall a good lawn, nice and thick with no issues.

Application 2:

  • Still a healthy thick lawn with nice texture.
  • No real obvious improvement, however, the customer noted that the lawn is growing much faster than last year and is one of the best lawns on their street in this new nieghborhood where the soil is known to be less than optimal.

Application 3:

  • Our lawn crews know this property very well as it’s been a loyal customer for many years… They remarked that this lawn is the best it’s ever been and feels good to walk on… It may even be a bit softer since the last application.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

The customer agrees with our observations and definitely plans to book it for this next year.

CASE 24

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • This is a very good lawn with no issues other than some noticeable compaction in the backyard.

Application 2:

  • No obvious improvements.
  • However, there are two compacted areas in the backyard where there is an excess of foot traffic… These areas are equally as bad. We sprayed one compacted area with the normal rate and the second compacted area with twice the rate to see if any difference is noticed. The area with the double spray is the portion that leads to the shed in the back.
  • It looks like the customer planted some seed along their fence so we gave this area an extra spray as well.

Application 3:

  • This has become a really good lawn overall… The lawn has very nice colour and texture to it.
  • The path to the shed that was given the extra soil enhancer spray was way softer than the other path that was given the normal rate… so more seems to be better… We are confident in suspecting that a continual regimen of the 3 applications each year, is apt to have very noticeable cumulative benefits.
  • The other path recovered nicely too but not nearly as good.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

The customer said his front yard was “spectacular”, lush and very nice, and his back lawn was better but he has dog problems… He will definitely buy it next year. He says he has an ongoing competition with his neighbour whose always trying to get their lawn as good as his and was asking about the soil enhancer… He wins this year, his neighbour loses, he said. A great looking lawn always incurs some good word of mouth and some envy, too.

CASE 25

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • Some areas of this lawn are struggling due to too much thatch, but overall it’s a good lawn especially when taking into consideration the size of the lawn. It is a very large lot to maintain!

Application 2:

  • It’s become very thick and lush all around… This lawn has really taken off since the first application!
  • There’s a very noticeable property line difference when looking at the adjacent neighbor to the east.

Application 3:

  • The lawn is very green, lush and feels very good to walk on.
  • There is a distinct difference in the property line on both sides of the property in terms of softness and green color when compared with the neighbors.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

The customer said they didn’t notice a big difference in some areas but, overall, were quite impressed. They thought it definitely helped as their grass seemed thicker, softer and lusher than previous years. Though they’re not sure whether to attribute the improvements to our soil enhancer or the abundance of rain earlier in the year, they do want it this coming season.

CASE 26

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • This lawn is not very thick in the backyard and quite hard and compacted.
  • There is also some quack grass in the front lawn.
  • There is still dead grass lying around that had not been raked up from vole damage. Though there appears to be a little bit of negligence in the management of this lawn, it is relatively early in the season and they probably just haven’t gotten around to yardcare things just yet.

Application 2:

  • We noticed that the owner is mowing the grass excessively short in the backyard, which may be contributing to the previously noted problems.
  • Upon examining the turf, it almost looks like bent grass which may explain the too-low mowing height. We also noticed a riding mower parked in the back which is probably to blame for the levels of compaction we were feeling. If anything, since the last application, the ground has softened up a little.
  • Also, there is no more vole damage present… The lawn has recovered from that quite well.

Application 3:

  • The back is still be mowed rather low by the owner.
  • It seems to be filled in a bit more and the ground is a little softer.
  • There is some heat stress/dryness in places but overall, some nice improvements.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

The customer concurred with our results though he couldn’t really remember noticing anything specifically till we mentioned some of what our crew observed, and then he agreed. He said he’ll likely buy the soil enhancer next spring.

CASE 27

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • We’ve had this customer for years and our crew is aware that this ground has always been hard. This is a relatively new build. We have been aerating here consistently and we think we are seeing some improvement.
  • There is some vole damage, too.

Application 2:

  • The second application was not done as the property was sold. But the lawn has recovered from the vole damage and is growing quite well.

Application 3:

  • The third application was not done as the property was sold.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

Even with just the one application, the customer swears that the soil enhancer worked its magic and their lawn has never been better. We believe this to be true, too, but we also know that the consistent annual aeration has contributed to softer ground and new growth as well.

CASE 28

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • This was just power-raked and aerated by us.
  • The ground is nice and soft.
  • We are expecting this lawn to green up and be one of the best.

Application 2:

  • The lawn has become thick, lush, green, with a very nice texture.
  • There are some dead spots by his rain barrel which was given an extra spray this time around.
  • We did not notice much difference between his property line and his neighbor’s… His neighbor must be doing all the right things, too.

Application 3:

  • The customer came out to tell us that his lawn has never looked better… he was very happy
  • His lawn is now noticeably better than his neighbor’s… it’s growing very well.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

The customer is quite thrilled with his lawn and thinks that the soil enhancer is leading to some noticeable improvements. He said, he’s the clear winner now in the ongoing competition with his next door neighbor as to who has the nicest lawn.

CASE 29

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • There is some thatch build-up and vole damage but overall it’s a healthy lawn.

Application 2:

  • The lawn has become thick, lush, and has very nice texture and colour.
  • There are some bare spots under her spruce trees, but I do not really expect this to improve much as there really isn’t any growth there to begin with due to the acidic nature of the soil that’s typically around spruce trees.
  • Her vole damage is completely gone now.
  • No other obvious improvements on this lawn.

Application 3:

  • The ground is very soft and surprisingly filled in a little around the spruce tree in the back… We’re finding that our soil enhancer seems to be helping restore proper pH balance, hence the improvement with the soil and grass under the tree.
  • There is a distinct difference in the property line in terms of softness on their side versus hardness on the adjacent neighbour’s side, around the backside of the property.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

The customer said it was hard to say as to what was directly due to the soil enhancer, as all the rain earlier in the season helped a lot. However, she felt it definitely helped her lawn look great and noted that her bad areas recovered more quickly as a result of the soil enhancer, too.

CASE 30

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • There is a very nice lawn here with nice texture.
  • It’s a bit lumpy in places but apart from that the ground is generally soft and overall in good condition.

Application 2:

  • The customer has Ascochyta Leaf Blight which appears to be caused by a dull mower blade or maybe mowing when wet as tips of his grass are torn.
  • Other than this his lawn is healthy.
  • There are some spots from his dog in the backyard and it is still quite lumpy in some areas.

Application 3:

  • There is no more leaf blight… It’s recovered quite well.
  • The lawn is nice and lush but there are still some lumpy spots in the front yard.
  • The boulevard lawn is notably softer than that of their neighbour’s who appears to take very good care of their lawn.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

This customer hadn’t really noticed nor checked whether his grass was improving at all… so he didn’t think it did anything for him and therefore wasn’t really interested in our soil enhancer. That being said, our crew was confident it definitely did help it recover from the Ascochyta Leaf Blight and generally improve its condition.

* It’s probably worth mentioning that if you’re purposely noting what your lawn’s condition was to begin with and kept checking periodically as to whether there were any improvements or not, you’ll then have more of an actual A/B comparison you can make. But if you’re not really much of a yardcare person that’s interested in spending time nurturing your lawn or gardens, perhaps you may not have noticed any improvements that may have resulted.

CASE 31

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • There is some thatch on this lawn but the lawn is generally in good condition.
  • There is a lot of compaction in the back on an area that looks to be walked on daily to access the back gate. I gave this area an extra spray.
  • There are some fairy rings in the front yard which we sprayed.

Application 2:

  • The grass that was previously near-destroyed in the backyard due to foot traffic has filled in! It is still a little compacted, but not nearly as bad!
  • At first, we thought that the customer re-planted, but this did not appear to be the case. This very well may be our most impressive case yet!
  • We gave areas with fairy rings an extra spray.
  • Overall the turf a nice texture and is thick.

Application 3:

  • The lawn has become very lush and green in the backyard.
  • The area that is repeatedly walked over has also held up well and pretty much recovered.
  • The lawn is a little dry in places in the front yard but is nice to walk on.
  • The fairy ring has not really changed much indicating it may have been at a more mature stage of growth… It may take some additional spray and other measure to fully get rid of them.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

This customer was very impressed with the results of the soil enhancer, especially the walked-over path to the gate in the backyard. She’s hoping the fairy rings will be lessened or disappear next year with more treatments.

CASE 32

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • There was some vole damage on their lawn. But apart from that it is a healthy, dense lawn.

Application 2:

  • There is now no more vole damage… It’s recovered very well.
  • The grass has a very nice texture to it now as compared to when we did the first application.
  • There is some Ascochyta Leaf Blight on the customer’s lawn. He admitted to just changing his mower blades as dull blades are the most likely cause in this case.
  • His lawn is thick and thriving other than this.

Application 3:

  • This lawn has recovered from the blight as expected.
  • This lawn has a very nice texture and the ground is quite soft.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

This customer was very impressed and happy with the soil enhancer. He says the ground is the softest it’s ever been and he loves his grass!

CASE 33

SQLC Observations per Application

Application 1:

  • There no lawn problems visible. Overall the lawn is in good condition.

Application 2:

  • The lawn has gotten a little worse and is not overly healthy… It appears that their mower blade may be dull as the tips of grass are torn.
  • It also looks like there is some Ascochyta Leaf Blight starting in places… This lawn could be quite healthy with proper mowing as the ground seems relatively soft and the soils are generally good in this neighborhood. It’s disappointing to see the lawn in this “average” condition when all that needs to be changed is the way it is mowed.

Application 3:

  • The ground is definitely less compacted than on our last visit.
  • The lawn is a little dry in the front but quite lush in the back.
  • The boulevard is in quite nice condition and nice and soft to walk on.

SQLC Year-End Follow-Up –

This customer agrees with our observations and was happy with the soil enhancer. She knows the soil enhancer applications are not meant for getting rid of thistles but she says her grass grew in way better this year, since the treatments, with next to no thistles appearing, and a huge difference in backyard and west side of her house.

* It’s worth mentioning that our soil enhancer is not a herbicide nor meant to eradicate weeds. However, weeds DO NOT like competition and if your soil is enriched and the grass growing within it becomes healthier and thicker, that in itself may repel a lot of weeds from trying to take root. That being said, it does not kill weeds… it may simply help your grass to take its rightful place as the top resident in your lawn, and thereby not give much foothold for nefarious weeds to sprout up.

ENRICH Soil Enhancer – Trial Results Summary

As previously mentioned, there were a lot of noticeable improvements in common amongst just about all the trial candidates in our soil enhancer test. Firstly, let it be said that the previous observed results and those highlighted within this Trial Results Summary should not be deemed as a guarantee of performance or same results in kind as everybody’s soil and lawn issues are not all the same. However, we’ll leave that verdict to our customers… At a rather convincing 94% rate of return for a trial, we’re very pleased with the results. 31 out of 33 trial candidates said they saw noticeable improvements in their lawn over previous years. We’ll confident enough to say, that confirms everything we believe about our ENRICH Soil Enhancer.

For some customers, those improvements were noticeable after the first application; for others it took 2 or 3 applications to show significant improvements. For some of our customers the results were even dramatic, and they were quite surprised and impressed by how much better their lawn looked, felt, and overall, was so much healthier.

We’re obviously not going to unequivocally state that any and all improvements in our customers’ lawn are solely due to ENRICH. However, based on trial results, and the various lawn conditions or problems that may have existed beforehand in these cases, we would suggest that the soil enhancer at least played a vital role, and in some of these cases, the leading role in the overall improvements. This appears to be especially true where we already suspected that the existing soil was to blame for poor conditions.

We’re confident that the cumulative benefits over an entire season and continuing the 3-application regimen year after year will enrich the soil under your grass and help it to be the healthiest and hardiest it’s ever been. Add to that, if you’re not already doing it, our 4-application Fertilizer & Weed Control spray program, and there’s a very good chance you’ll have the best lawns in town!

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The Common Key Results

  Definitely helped to make the grass greener, lush & thicker than previously years —

♦ We, of course, acknowledge that many factors can contribute to that, however, this was a common benefit experienced by all the trial candidates.

♦ There wasn’t a single customer who claimed that their lawn was any worse off since the soil enhancer applications.

♦ In fact, it was just the opposite as many said their lawns had never looked better!

  The following benefit was literally noticed in every case —

♦ The ground and feel of the grass was soft and lush when walked on.
* This was usually noticeable after the first application and only became even better with the subsequent 2 applications.

 It reduced compaction and seemingly aerates the soil a bit…
* NOTE: This is not in the same sense of what core aeration does or how we aerate your lawn using core aeration equipment… This is in the sense that it helped improve the soil structure under your grass via the addition of all the beneficial soil microbes. They released an abundance of nutrients which allowed the grass roots to more fully develop, thereby breaking up the soil, helping it to become more porous, and thereby enabling more effective oxygen and water absorption as well as nutrient transfer and assimilation.

  Though the lawn was softer, thicker and lusher, it was also stronger in the sense that it could take excessive wear and foot traffic considerably better than ever before —

♦ If severe use was present, it recovered unusually fast – these results tended to be very noticeable.

♦ It was specifically noted that any worn paths in the grass recovered very fast to the point that you could no longer tell there was excessive traffic there before.

  Newly planted grass seed or overseeding/reseeding to repair troubled/challenged grass grew very quickly and filled-in very fast… A number of our customers were suprised and impressed by this particular benefit —

♦ Any repaired areas recovered much faster and quickly start looking like there was never a problem there in the first place.

♦ Perhaps the most significant and obvious evidence of that was how fast lawns that were struggling or in need of repair due to vole damage, quickly recovered and looked like they never had a problem.

♦ The same applies to lawns struggling or in need of repair due to a fungal disease or perhaps a lack of ongoing maintenance and proper lawn care practices – They appeared to recover much faster and to be much healthier thereafter.

  Though our ENRICH Soil Enhancer has not been developed nor marketed as a cure for fairy rings, it has been seen amongst many of our trial candidates that it surely does help to either reduce the severity and continued growth of fairy rings, or in some cases (if it’s not too advanced of a fairy ring problem) it appears to eliminate it.

♦ This is one of the numerous beneficial side effects of having healthier nutrient-rich soil under your grass. It can be seen that sometimes Nature with a little help of the right stuff, has a tendency to heal itself.

  After a year of testing, we firmly believe that the ENRICH Soil Enhancer actually makes any fertilizer and weed control applications work all the better as the soil enhancer makes those nutrients more bio-available – It increased their uptake and assimilation.

IN SUMMARY... It is our belief that the cumulative benefits of the ENRICH Soil Enhancer increase over time. Your lawn will only get stronger, healthier, and more vibrant. It will become more drought-tolerant and more resistant to lawn fungal diseases and pests, as well.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about ENRICH. It's our pleasure to offer you another proven lawn care product that can help your lawn become the envy of your neighbours!

TESTIMONIALS from our ENRICH Soil Enhancer Trial

It’s one thing for us to report to you the results of that very successful trial, but it’s even better when you hear it directly from our customers.