An organic lawn uses only natural methods and no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or chemical herbicides. Conventional fertilizers and pesticides destroy the soil's natural ecosystem, causing the lawn to become chemically dependent and relying on more chemicals to sustain it.
No one appreciates the "perfect lawn" more than me. As a father and a home owner, there is nothing better than kicking a soccer ball around on fresh cut lush green grass in the summer with the kids. I understand that lawns are an important part of most landscapes and can get quite competitive in some neighborhoods. I think we all want to have the "greener" grass on our side of the fence. The organic lawns we manage (including my own) are in fact lush and green, but one big advantage they have over the artificial lawn…my organic lawns are safe.
Instead of trying to explain everything I know about the dangerous affects of lawn pesticides, I would like you to visit a few websites that will really open your eyes.
Absolutely. Building a healthy soil will result in a healthy lawn. We have transitioned many lawns off chemicals with great success. To fully transition a lawn may take a few seasons, but with a plan in place we make it easy to chart progress.
Most conventional programs act like steroids for the lawn, continuous chemical injections and pesticide applications whether the lawn needs it or not.
No, keep your landscaper or do your own mowing, just stop wasting money on chemicals! Pure lawns will manage the lawn organically (testing, fertilizing, seeding, etc.) We may request a few adjustments to the mowing technique and we will gladly contact your current service and work together with them.
Initially it may cost more to transition the lawn off chemicals, but overtime your lawn will become more sustainable. An organic lawn is resistant to disease and pests, so there is no longer a continued need for pesticides. The lawn will need less watering and become more drought resistant. Organic lawns do not require constant fertilizing, so there is a significant savings over a 2 year period.