Organic lawn care uses fertilizers made from natural products rather than synthetic chemicals. This is more environmentally friendly than traditional lawn care methods, but it is also a more expensive option. By enhancing the soil chemistry, the lawn will develop a better root system and thicker turf that is able to choke out weeds and eventually can eliminate the need for weed control products.
The organic lawn care approach is becoming increasingly popular with homeowners who practice environmental stewardship in their daily lives. Organic lawn care enhances the soil chemistry in the lawn, creating an environment that improves the lawn's root system and thickens up the grass blade, ultimately reducing or eliminating the need for weed control products.
Organic lawn care is a great option for those looking to reduce their impact on the environment as more chemicals are entering our water systems. The liquid fertilizer from the classic line increases plant health by supplying essential nutrients including Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium to make your lawn look its finest.
Since organic fertilizer does not use pesticides to control weeds or fertilizers to add nutrients, the growth rate is not as quick as the conventional programs. Over time, color will improve with proper fertilizer programs to enhance growth and keep the turf thick. We have a very good weed control program utilizing selective herbicides that will assist in maintaining a thick turf and healthy green color along with a superior irrigation system to provide the optimum growing conditions for a thick, healthy turf.
Traditional lawn care uses synthetic fertilizers and herbicides to control weeds. These methods also contribute to the build-up of nutrients, nitrogen, and phosphorus. Professional lawn maintenance programs do not use synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Instead, these programs will use natural organic products to care for your lawn. This way the nutrients in your soil stay in your ground/soil and not blown around in the air.
In the traditional program pre-emergent herbicides are applied with fertilizers at or just before seeding. Pre-emergent products create a barrier that prevents weed seeds from germinating. The result is a beautiful, weed-free lawn with greener, thicker blades of grass throughout the summer months.
Colors may not be as deep and rich with an organic program. With a synthetic fertilizer, the green color will be much quicker and deeper. The natural herbicide with the organic program will work well but it is an herbicide vs the synthetic which is a pesticide. Just like weeds in the yard, the organic herbicide will come back at some point and you will have to use it again in some areas.
The process of putting your lawn care program together can be a bit tricky. If you choose to go with a traditional program, the lawn will be mulched each time you mow. Over time, the mulch will help keep the grass healthy and prevent weeds from growing. If you decide to go with an organic approach to your lawn care program, the benefits might be great for the environment but not quite as much for the grass. In order to get all of your work done without killing the grass under your feet, use both methods in conjunction with each other to ensure that you are looking at "the big picture."