Why go organic?


Synthetic fertilizers are sold to most homeowners with the idea to apply three to four times a year. These fertilizers are concentrated, water-soluble nutrients that feed your grass immediately. The grass is very green, but did you know that the excess can wash out of the root area and into the watershed? The EPA requires manufactures only to list the active ingredients in the fertilizers and not the toxic heavy metals. Your children and pets may  have direct contact with these fertilizers and even carry them into your home on shoes or clothing.

There is a transition period when converting from synthetic to organic care. The first season without the synthetic fertilizer you  may think your grass isn’t healthy looking. This is because the soil lacking in proper nutrients and microbes is transitioning into balanced, healthy soil which will promote grass root growth. Be patient through this process and remember that in a season or so your lawn will look great without the pollution, use of chemicals and expense of synthetic fertilizers!

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