Humate Soil Conditioner – Not Recommended

Q: Humate soil conditioner has been recommended for my lawn. We have poor soil and have problems with ring spot fungus. This area is not over-watered.

A: Despite many glowing claims from promoters, very little unbiased, university-based research supports the use of humate on a lawn.

It is expensive and I don’t think you will see a marked difference from using it. My preference would be to till in compost or soil conditioner to manage soil moisture and see if that helps control disease.

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