Earth Friendly Lawn Care

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STOP TREATING YOUR SOIL LIKE DIRT!

You laugh, but really, we do!

Naturally, our soils are FULL of good microbes, worms… a cast of thousands…yet we have decided that we can have immediate results by applying all sorts of quick-acting products on our lawns to get it to do just what we want, when we want it.

By ceasing all the craziness, and instead investing in the soil you have, you can rejuvenate your lifeless soil and make it work FOR you! It truly does Take A Village to create a good and balanced thing!

In this case the Village is the Soil Life. Feed the soil, not the plants.

Treating your soil like you care about it can create alot of long lasting, money saving results. Yes, it does take time and patience….Mother Nature teaches us that!

Ask us at SECOND NATURE about switching to a program that is Soil Building rather than Soil Depleting. It is a process, mind you, not a “quick-fix”. It takes some extra energy in the beginning, but most components can be reduced or excluded once your lawn is healthy.

Included are practices such as:

  • Aeration and Composting the lawn (Compacted clay soil needs air and good tilth!)
  • Leaving Grass Clippings on the lawn when mowing (lawn clippings left on the lawn can provide up to 25% of the annual Nitrogen required – at no cost to you!)
  • Utilizing lower Nitrogen Fertilizers (no fast growth spurts…consistent, steady growth in stead!)
  • Liming as needed (pH needs to be in range for the soil to be happy and operational)
  • Soil Testing (a ”soil physical exam” of sorts)
  • Applying products that feed and encourage soil life if needed (soil snacks)
  • Spot-spraying weeds (responsible practice) or hand removing
  • Reseeding for thick growth (weed suppressing)

 

Excessive drainage issues and environmental issues (like, for example, lawn growing in deep shade, or more than 50% existing lawn weeds) need resolve prior to tackling this sort of thing. The foundation has to be conducive to creating great results. Sometimes, it only makes sense to “start over” with good amended soil, grass seed or sod.

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