Organic Lawn Care
What to Expect When Going Organic
Going organic is not a matter of swapping chemical products for organic ones. It is a holistic process that can take years. Patience is they key.
How Organic Are You?
Claiming to be organic is an all or nothing proposition, anything less falls into the realm of different semantics like natural, eco-friendly, organic-based, or hybrid lawn care methods.
Mulch your leaves into the lawn - even oak leaves
Don't rake, don't bag, and certainly don't send your leaves to a landfill. Leaf mulch is free organic matter that will breakdown over time and add nourishment and fertility to your soil.
Organic Lawn Care Basics
An introduction to the fundamentals of organic lawn care. Going organic is a big decision, learning the underlying principles will help with the transition.
How a Lawn Care Consultant Can Save Your Lawn
Questions about going organic? Consider a professional lawn care consultant to guide the transition of your lawn from conventional to organically maintained.
Don't fall for greenwashing
Greenwashing is a common way to market products as environmentally friendly when they may not be.
Mulch Grass Clippings Back into the Lawn
Recycling grass clippings back into the lawn is an easy and beneficial way to dispose of a product previously thought of as waste. Returning clippings into the lawn saves time, money, and resources and adds nitrogen to the soil.
Organic Lawn Care Myths Exposed! Myth 1 - Organic Lawn Care Is Too Expensive
Is organic lawn care really more expensive than conventional lawn care? I have been told that many times yet it is just not true.
Organic Lawn Care Myths Exposed! Myth 2 - You "need" chemicals to control weeds
Debunking the often told myth that chemical herbicides are necessary for controlling lawn weeds.
The Benefits of Mulching
The benefits of mulching not only grass clippings but leaf material are simply too extensive to ignore. Save time and money while increasing the health of your soil by mulching.
It's All About The Soil
Building the soil is the key to a healthy organic lawn. Lawn chemicals are not needed when soil biology is thriving providing ideal conditions for lawn growth.
IPM made easy
The Precautionary Principle
The precautionary principle is a simple philosophy used as a guide to making decisions involving uncertainty.
Topdressing the lawn
Topdressing is the process of adding a thin layer of compost over the lawn, typically to a depth of 1/4 inch - 1/2 inch. This will provide beneficial microorganisms and an extended natural feeding to the soil.
Beneficial Lawn Insects
Lawn insects tend to get lumped into the "pest" category but there are many insects that are not only an integral part of the food web, but actually beneficial to the lawn.
Spring Routines Differ for Organic Lawn Care
Going organic means re-thinking everything you do to your lawn. Routines that are standard with conventional lawn care can be completely different in an organic program.
Compost Tea on Lawns
Compost tea is a liquid made from leaching nutrients and extracting bacteria, fungi, nematodes, and protozoa from finished compost. It is sprayed on the lawn as a nutrient supplement, soil amendment, and bacterial inoculant.
Compost for the Lawn
Adding compost to a lawn is one of the best lawn care practices you can do for your grass. Composting improves the soil and provides a healthier lawn.
The Food Web
The food web of an organic lawn care program consists of the surface of the lawn as well as the soil beneath it.
All About IPM
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest control that relies on a lot of common sense practices.
Organic Weed Control
Organic weed control as a part of an organic lawn care program. Organic weed killer and organic weed prevention.
Corn Gluten Meal as an Organic Pre-emergent Herbicide
Corn gluten meal makes a great organic alternative to chemically derived pre-emergent herbicides.