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Powering Better Soil

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H-Start can be used in:

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H- Start adds microbial life to sterile nursery planting material resulting in:

  • Higher seed germination and emergence
  • More robust seedlings
  • Supports transplant survival and resiliency
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Gardens and Beds

H-Start improves the health of the soil in your garden

  • Increased access to soil nutrients
  • Improved water use efficiency of plants
  • Contributes to improving soil health
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Planting Pots

H-Start helps flowers and vegetables thrive

  • Access nutrients in potting soil
  • Increase root development to access water
  • Increase water use efficiency with diverse microbes
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Trees and Shrubs

H-Start helps stressed plants rebound and flourish

  • Stimulates new root growth
  • Increases availability of key soil nutrients
  • Support plants through stress

What is H-Start Yard&Garden

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Quicker germination and establishment

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Better production of fruits and vegetables

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More roots and healthier plants

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More available soil nutrients and healthier soil

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How to Use H-Start Yard & Garden

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Apply 1 KG of H-Start on 540 sq feet of garden area (190 lb/ac)

Rake or till into soil annually prior to planting

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Mix 1 tablespoon of H-Start per gallon of potting soil prior to transplanting

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Lawns and Turf

New Turf – Broadcast 1 kg H-Start per 540 sq ft and rake in prior to laying turf

Established Lawn – Broadcast a minimum of 1 kg of H-Start per 540 sq feet of lawn after aerating and dethatching

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Trees and Shrubs

Apply H-Start to the root ball, the surrounding soil in planting hole and on the surface prior to spreading mulch

Rate Guide

Packaging & Pricing

1KG Consumer Bag

$25.00 SRP

1 KG bag treats 540 sq feet (50 sq m) as a broadcast application

25KG Commercial Package

$275.00 SRP

Apply at 175 pounds per acre as a broadcast application

Where to buy

Frequently Asked Questions

Our 5/32” pellets are custom blends of mature, naturally inoculated composts along with feedstock ingredients for the fungi and bacteria. This combination of ingredients and the proprietary manufacturing process makes a high-quality pellet with long-term viability in storage and consistent efficacy in soil.

Everything in our products is naturally occurring.  We source our composted material from multiple sources.  The compost is allowed to mature at our facility in Birch Hills, Saskatchewan to develop high concentrations of natural fungi and bacteria.   

We only use certified raw material – Category A compost (CCME Guidelines for Compost Quality). We use DNA testing and advanced biochemical methods to monitor and control quality – including to confirm fungi to bacteria ratios and volumes.  We quality test throughout the manufacturing process (from compost maturation to processing to storage). 

For agricultural applications, you can purchase through select agriculture crop input retailers, or directly from HumaTerra.

For H-Start Reclaim, please contact HumaTerra for purchasing options.  

No, H-Start can only improve the soil and produces no adverse effects.


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.