Organic Fertilizing : There are many organic fertilizers out there, as well as using compost. When using fertilizers, we like the slow release fertilizers, so it stays around longer and is absorbed better for a more sustainable green lawn. Mulching your grass is another way to provide more nitrogen into your lawn. You can mulch some leaves, but know your thatch thickness. No more than 1/2" of an inch is best.
What you need to know : An Organic Lawn takes a little time to switch from ( a Lawn on Steroids, as we call it ), because most chemical companies Juice up on Nitrogen; which will cause the grass to grow too fast and stay green until the Nitrogen leaves the lawn system (as well as many other toxins the companies use). This is why they talk many customers into 6 applications a year, when honestly an Organic Lawn done correctly; will take 3-4 applications.
Our mission is to help our community move toward a safer environment for all, and educate as many as we can. Organic and Innovative ways of doing lawns are available and are affordable.
Keys to a Beautiful Organic Lawn
Weed n Feed: There are several types of Organic ways to help maintain weeds in a lawn. We like Corn Gluten Meal, because it"s also a natural fertilizer. Applying Corn Gluten at the right time is key in order for the weed control to be effective. Must apply in Spring, when Forsythia is in bloom. We also like Adios for use during the season, on the most stubborn weeds and for concrete areas we like Burnout ll.
Organic Evaluation Process for New Lawns
Organic Lawn Care and Aerating
We could really go on and on with why, but we would like to have a chance to talk with you personally about this service.
Why Organic Lawn Care
ECO-friendly lawn and landscape services in the Cincinnati area.
Mowing Lawn High : Keeping a lawn high at around (2.5"to 4" inches) will give many advantages to a beautiful Organic and sustainable lawn. Grass will crowd out the weeds, and steal most of the sun. Higher cut lawns will keep water around longer, as well as capture more water; which means less watering of the lawn. This is very important during the hot summer months.
Aerating Lawns : One of the best things for a lawn is Aerating. This process helps lawns become sustainable. Most lawns over time become compacted, hard and patches of dead grass or weeds start moving in. By Aerating the lawn, this creates channels to the root system; allowing it to breath better (Nitrogen from the air). Also, this process helps the roots receive nutrients much quicker, as well as water to be absorbed more easily and solve many drainage issues.
Organic Fertilizing and Over Seeding : Both of these are best paired with Core Aerating of a lawn once a year. Aerating creates channels directly to the roots for quick results with fertilizer. Aerating also creates channels for grass seeds to get into and start the germinating process much quicker. (It's critical only to use a balanced Organic fertilizer without corn gluten or any other weed n feed products when doing both together.) We recommend pairing these together in the Fall, for best results. This process can be done in the Spring as well.
Core Aeration is (what you would see on a golf course) removing plugs of soil/dirt/grass and dropping them back onto the lawn, loosening the soil compaction
Best practice = Every Fall pair Aerating with Grass Over seeding and balance Fertilizer (Not Weed n feed or Corn Gluten fertilizers)