Biological Aeration

Banner’s Liquid Biological Aeration Program

Lawn Care

Mechanical aeration success = Based on the quality of your employee and how well your client marked their invisible fences and underground cables.

Bio-Aeration success = How well you invest in quality products especially ones that come in the form of cocktails. One jug, one solution type products serve only in a one-dimensional way. Consider our 4-product cocktail with each performing for a multiple pronged result gaining you effective results that are unmatched.


Perfect spring days have always been reserved for mechanical aerations and because those are limited so to have been your spring aeration sales.

Banner Sales and Consulting can give you the freedom to pull the plug and retire the core aerators that have been the axis of countless frustrations. All the time and energy spent on core aeration can now be re-captured and optimized for more positive and rewarding activities.

  • Are you tired of service calls where managers must spend their valuable time fixing core aerator damage and making equipment repairs?
  • Tired of upset clients calling into the office and demanding immediate service?
  • Tired of the scheduling nightmares and frustrating low production days?
  • Tired of lawn mowing companies scalping turf, causing weeds and crabgrass to infiltrate during hot summer months?

Reduce your clients’ water bills by 25-35% when the Bio aeration is applied to their turf 1-2 times per year.

Our solution:

Banner Sales and Consulting has formulated a proven solution to your aerating woes with a four-part product cocktail that makes up our “Biological Liquid Aeration Program.” These 4 products can be applied via machines or hose pulling.

Nitro-22 + Cal-Mag + Sp-1 + Residuce WS

Nitro-22 (22-0-0) with 40% Urea Triazone and Ammonium Sulfate
Nitro-22 (22-0-0) with 40% Urea Triazone and Ammonium Sulfate
Nitro-22 (22-0-0) with 40% Urea Triazone and Ammonium Sulfate
Nitro-22 (22-0-0) with 40% Urea Triazone and Ammonium Sulfate

Clients can save 25-35% on their irrigation bills with no plugs, no raking, and no muddy mess!
Raise your aeration price by as little as 15% and you’ve covered the cost of materials while being able to use your existing equipment. Your team can perform Bio aerations in the rain since it is beneficial to the application, bolstering production on bad weather days.

Are there financial advantages during periods of high inflation?
Absolutely, there are significant advantages to adding on Bio-Aerations with your clients. Imagine a member of your team who can fertilize a lawn while, at the same time, implementing a cocktail that aerates the soil. Wouldn’t it be great if your team had the ability to produce two to three times the revenue in the same amount of time? We’d like you to know that it is now possible to avoid the time-consuming clean up and service calls. Many companies have already begun holding the line on future price increases by requiring clients to make the switch to Banner’s Biological Liquid Aeration Program.
Applied science, not theoretical science

Banner Sales has, for the first time, developed a program where clients will see amazing results because soil compaction is finally being addressed and tended to properly. Have you ever seen a hard, compacted clay lawn improve to the point where you can feel it has softened? Core aerators only cover 3% of the turf and thus they cannot generate major change to the soil profile. With this unique mixture formulated by the Banner team, Cal Mag targets the soil particles, causing the bulk density to change, as clay particles bind together and open up avenues for water and air to pass through. This, in turn, allows the microbes to flourish in the soil, a process that is key to long-term success in soil management. Some companies market this process to their clients as “probiotics for your lawn” but, no matter the verbiage, it doesn’t take a turf expert to notice the outstanding difference in just a matter of weeks.

Golf Course Management

The rules of Golf Course Management are rapidly changing, but Banner Sales and Consulting remains on the cutting-edge, helping superintendents gain time and resources despite a shrinking and aging workforce. With a specific focus on reducing manpower related to watering by hand, saving money on water bills and most importantly, saving precious time and materials when topdressing, our Banner Liquid Biological Aeration Program ranks high on every superintendent’s wish list.

Every hour of labor time saved, combined with a 20-30% price reduction in irrigation usage, creates opportunities that were never possible before. What if you could reduce the amount of sand needed for topdressing by 40-50%? Those on tight budgets with minimal staff support finally have an option that fits their scale.

Banner Golf Course Management
The Banner Liquid Biological Aeration program is comprised of Cal-Mag, Sp-1 and Residuce WS that are mixed at specific rates at specific times throughout the year, achieving success without forcing excess growth. With no risk of turf injury, this program saves time and optimizes employees’ overall workload.

As a leader in employing microbial products, our team at Banner Sales has a proven track record of demonstrating how to yield results that will truly impress, keeping turf pristine all season long. Greens Committee and course members will recognize a thriving, healthier course, without realizing how you’ve made this great improvement. They will be eager to know your secret, wondering how on earth you pulled it off! Allow golfing to resume with improved, frictionless play after topdressing. Take advantage of the 25-35% reduced irrigation bill and use that surplus to upgrade your equipment, or even take on course projects that have been on your to-do list. Make the most of this renewed time and energy!

Our Solution:

Banner Sales and Consulting has found a proven solution to your labor concerns in our “Biological Liquid Aeration Program.” Our program is comprised of the following products:

Cal-Mag + Sp-1 + Residuce WS

Cost per 1,000 square feet ranges from $3 to $4, depending on volume.

Nitro-22 (22-0-0) with 40% Urea Triazone and Ammonium Sulfate
Nitro-22 (22-0-0) with 40% Urea Triazone and Ammonium Sulfate
Nitro-22 (22-0-0) with 40% Urea Triazone and Ammonium Sulfate

Other Turf Care Products



Sedgehammer herbicide knocks out nutsedge without injury to turfgrass, established ornamentals, shrubs, and/or trees. Sedgehammer provides post-emergent control of both purple and yellow nutsedge. Sedgehammer also controls many broadleaf weeds and suppresses kylinga.

Active Ingredient: Halosulfrom-methyl
Packaging: 1.3 oz bottle
Rate: .9 grams / 1-2 gals water / 1,000 sq ft

Quinclorac 75 DF

Growth Classic 18-3-6

Quinclorac 75 DF herbicide is a dependable post-emergent control of both broadfleaf and grassy weeds in a wide variety of turf species from residential and commercial golf courses, sports fields and sod farms.

Controls a wide variety of broadleaf and grassy weeds, including: Crabgrass, Clover, Foxtail, Dandelion, Black Medic, English Daisy, Morning Glory, Dollarweed, Speedwell, Torpedograss, Kikuyugrass, Barnyardgrass, Bindweed, Signalgrass and Violets.

Active Ingredient: Quinclorac
Packaging: 1 pound bottle
Rate: See Label
Mode of Action: Post emergent. Must include a sticker when applying.

Bifenthrin Granular Insecticide

For use on lawns, landscaped areas and perimeters around residential, institutional, public, commercial and industrial buildings, parks, recreational areas and athletic fields. Controls armyworms, cutworms, webworms, weevils, billbugs, ataenius adult, leafhoppers, mealybugs, ants, centipedes, chinch bugs, fleas, fire ants, millipedes, mole cricket, ticks, pillbugs, sowbugs, European Crane Flies, Sod Webworms, and Mosquitoes.

Active Ingredient: Bifenthrin .2%
Packaging: 25 lb bag
Packaging: 50 to 200 lbs per acre, see label

BANNER – turf program for clay soils

This program will add organic matter to the soil while lowering the soil pH and maintaining a
beautiful dark green turf that is more disease-resistant:

BioNutrient Soluble 8-0-9 (USDA Certified BioBased Product) Rate: 1 – 8oz pkt per acre
Iron Max AC 6% 15-0-0 plus 2% Manganese, 3.5% Sulfur Rate: 4oz per 1,000 sq. ft.
PH Reducer Rate: 2oz per 1,000 sq. ft.
Essential (USDA Certified Bio Based Product) Rate: 5oz per 1,000 sq. ft.

Trimec 992

Roundup Pro

Trimec 992 broadleaf herbicide is the ‘applicator formula’ Trimec Complex. Trimec 992 contains a little extra 2,4-D for the quick, visual response and lower cost required by the professional lawn care operator. Dandelion curl is almost immediate, which is just what is needed to let homeowners and other property owners know that their weeds are dying. Trimec 992 is labeled for use in warm and cool season grasses including Bermudagrass, Zolysiagrass, St. Augustinegrass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Fescue and Perennial Ryegrass. Spray volume range 20-220 gpa is suited for all types of spray equipment and accommodates tank mixtures containing fertilizer, iron, or PGRs.

Packaging: 2.5 gallon ( 5 gal / case), 55 gallon drum
Rate: 1.8 – 4 pints per acre

Triad TZ Select

Roundup Pro

Triad TZ Select™ contains four active ingredients, with two modes of action to provide dependable post-emergent control of broadleaf weeds in a variety of turf types. Triad TZ Select™ is quickly taken up by the leaves and stems of plants and weed growth ceases within hours. The weed control effects may be seen within a few hours to a few days after application. Weed death occurs in 1 to 4 weeks after application, depending on the application rate, sensitivity of the weed, and environmental conditions. Works well on difficult to control weeds such as Clover, Wild Violets and Ground Ivy.

Active Ingredient: 2,4-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester, Triclopyr butoxyethyl ester, Dicamba acid
Packaging: 1 Gal jug
Rate: 1.2 – 1.5 oz / 1,000 sq ft
Mode of Action: Contact and Systemic

Q4 Plus Turf Herbicide

Q4 Plus Turf Herbicide

The Ideal replacement for the loss of MSMA on residential turf! Post-Emergence control of both grassy and broadleaf weeds, like Crabgrass, Foxtail, Yellow Nutsedge and Bermudagrass. Provides and extra knockout power on grassy weeds. Contains 0.75 lbs ai. / acre of quinclorac. Provides fast visual response and rapid activity and death of broadleaf weeds. Wide window for broadleaf weeds. Suitable for applications up to 90 degrees F.

Active Ingredient: Quinclorac, Sulfentrazone, 2,4-D and Dicamba
Packaging: 1 quart, 1 gallon, 2.5 gallon
Rate: See Label

Garlan 4

Q4 Plus Turf Herbicide

Garlon® 4 Ultra herbicide is the industry standard for basal cut-stump, basal bark and dormant-stem treatments, delivering excellent broad-spectrum control of woody plants even after other products call it quits for the season.

Active ingredient: Triclopyr
Packaging: 2.5 gallon
Rate: Refer to Label


Growth Classic 18-3-6

Prodiamine pre-emergent grass and broadleaf weed control. Flexible application allows for both spring and fall use providing season long crabgrass control.

  • Non-Staining
  • Excellent tank mix partner with fertilizers and iron solutions.
  • Low solubility and volatility – stays in the weed germination zone.
  • Active ingredient rate as low as 1⁄4 the rate of other pre-emergent herbicide.

Pre-Emergent control of Crabgrass and 31 other problem weeds including: Henbit, Knotweed, Chickweed, Spurge, Annual Bluegrass, Foxtail, Goosegrass.

Active Ingredient: Prodiamine
Packaging: 5 pound jug Mode of Action: Pre-Emergent
Rate: 0.5 – 1.5 lbs. / acre
Mode of Action: Pre-Emergent
Equivalent Brand: Syngenta Barricade 65 WDG

Non-Selective Products

Hyvar X-L

Growth Classic 18-3-6

DuPont Hyvar X-L non-selective herbicide provides residual control of many of your toughest annual, perennial and brush species. It’s offered as a water-soluble liquid that is mixed in water and applied as a spray to control weeds in non-crop areas and industrial sites.

Active Ingredient: Lithium salt of bromacil
Packaging: 1 Gallon
Rate: See Label

Round-Up Pro

Roundup Pro

Round-Up Pro penetrates the leaves and moves to the roots or weeds faster providing complete control with virtually no regrowth, thus minimizing call backs and return trips. The product also has favorable environmental characteristics, binding tightly to soil particles and with low volatility, and requires only one application on labeled weeds. Round-Up Pro is ideal for trim and edge applications, turf renovation, landscape bed maintenance and removing brush and vines.

Active Ingredient: Glyphosate 50%
Packaging: 2.5 gallon (5 gal / case)
Rate: Refer to label

If you’re ready to discover the difference with Bio aeration, give us a call!

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