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Arbortech's Organic Programs Help In Minimizing Environmental Impact

ArborTech takes a holistic and sustainable approach to landscaping, gardening, and pest management. Our team uses natural and environmentally friendly materials and techniques to ensure sustainability. We aim to minimize negative impacts on the environment and human health while promoting ecological balance.

Less Exposure to Harmful Chemicals

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Compliance with Organic certification standards

Improved Soil Health

Sustainable Pest and Disease Control

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Organic Lawn Care
Organic Lawn Care

Most people desire a green lawn with lush grass and few weeds. However, the application of chemicals for pest and weed control as well as fertilization may harm the environment. Homeowners use approximately 100 million pounds of pesticides annually, raising concerns about their hazardous effects on our lawns and loved ones.  If you're interested in maintaining an environmentally friendly and stunning lawn, you should learn about organic lawn care. This article will provide you with everything you need to know about organic lawn care, including how to maintain one, the process of transitioning from conventional to organic lawn care, and important do's and don'ts.

Organic Lawn Care
What is Organic Lawn Care?

Organic lawn care involves yard maintenance without the use of harmful chemicals. Unlike conventional lawn care practices, where weed killer is sprayed along the fence or chemical fertilizers are used to reduce weed growth, organic lawn care involves planting wildflowers along the fence and manually removing weeds. Although it requires more effort, the benefits for the environment are significant.

Organic Lawn Care
Pros and Cons of Organic Lawn Care

The most significant benefit of organic lawn care is the absence of chemicals. Here are some other benefits:

  • Safer for kids and pets: Without constant chemical applications, your lawn will be a safer place for your kids and pets to play and roam. Some chemicals can remain active for over a year, releasing toxins and vapors.
  • Chemicals won’t contaminate the water supply: If you have a well, going chemical-free is especially beneficial because chemical pesticides and fertilizers can contaminate water supplies.
  • More sustainable in the long run: Although organic lawn care may be time-consuming initially, your lawn will become healthier over time with regular weeding and care using native plants and grasses.

However, there are some drawbacks to consider when switching to organic lawn care, particularly in weed control. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Adjustment period: Your lawn may appear rough initially without chemical management if you've relied on chemicals for years.
  • Weed control can be more challenging and time-consuming: Chemicals are effective in keeping weeds at bay, but once you stop using them, you'll see more weeds in your yard.
  • Trial and error: You'll need to determine which methods work best for your specific lawn.
Organic Lawn Care
How to Switch to an Organic Lawn

Transitioning to organic lawn care is straightforward. Here are the steps to follow to make your lawn organic:

  1. Test your soil: A soil test will inform you of the pH of your soil and which nutrients are missing or deficient. This information will help you choose an organic fertilizer that will help amend your soil.
  2. Prepare your lawn: Mow your entire lawn and remove as many weeds as possible. Ensure that your lawn's surface is as even and level as possible, which may require adding topsoil.
  3. Add compost: Compost is the cornerstone of organic lawn care, whether you make your own or purchase it from a local store. It's nutrient-rich and helps grass and plants grow strong and healthy.
  4. Fertilize your lawn: Replace conventional fertilizers with organic ones containing seaweed, bone meal, or manure. You can also use household items like grass clippings, coffee grounds, banana peels, or composted chicken manure.
  5. Overseed your lawn: Adding grass seed will result in a thick bed of grass, reducing weed growth in your yard. Choose the right type of grass for your lawn's climate and sun exposure.

With these steps, you'll be on your way to having a beautiful and environmentally friendly lawn.

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