His family experienced firsthand the negative impact and problems that chemical use brought to his farm when his father tried the “new” methods of farming that were promoted after World War II. That experiment was short-lived, and the family farm soon returned to the organic approach.
With this experience and knowledge in place, Hendrikus created Hendrikus Organics EssentialSoil™ in 1990. EssentialSoil™ is a topsoil engineered to promote rapid healthy root growth. It also remains stable on steep slopes without slumping or eroding, even when installed over long distances on steep slopes.
At the same time, in response to the lack of organic fertilizers available, he developed his own formulas in order to naturally enrich his soils and landscapes. His brand, Hendrikus Organics Fertilizers, is now well known for its unparalleled results by growers, farms, landscapes and gardens.
Today, Hendrikus Organics is a division of the Hendrikus Landscape & Design. Hendrikus’ methodology, organic fertilizer and soil blends have been adopted globally as industry standards.
To quote Hendrikus, “it all starts with the soil”. The healthier the soil becomes, the easier it is to maintain healthy plants, healthier water, a healthier environment and a thriving landscape.
Farmer Al, Owner, Frog Hollow Farm, California