Organic Lawn Care
Restore or maintain a chemical-free lawn.
- Spring and fall cleanups prepare your yard for the coming seasons
- Organic Insect applications to control a variety of lawn pests, including grubs
- Hourly services such as pruning and hand weeding
- Personal Gardener: an on-call service for your yard
- Organic Top Dressing: High-quality compost mixed with grass seed improves the condition of your soil, increases water retention (and drought resistance), adds nutrients and thickens your lawn.
- Complete Lawn Rehabilitation: In extreme cases, a comprehensive treatment program is required to overhaul your lawn to be chemical-free, naturally healthy and 100% organic.
- Smart Watering: Organic lawns only need 1-inch of water per week. We’ll show you how to ideally water using your own sprinklers. Click here for today’s watering advice
- Home Composting: As easy as recycling. Learn how to capture lawn, garden and kitchen organic matter with affordable composting systems.
Angie’s List Interview
Angie’s List posted an interview with Jeff Swano about Organic Lawn Care – read the full story.
Your biology needs water to survive. So do plants. Turfgrass requires one-inch of water per week, and if nature doesn’t provide it, the homeowner should. Turfgrass is a time-and-resource-sucking-indulgence and an organic lawn is no different.
If you aren’t sure how much water to add see our page on When to Water for detailed rainfall updated daily.
Mow High & Compost
Set your mower blade to 3″ or as high as it will go. A longer blade of grass can out-compete weeds for light and longer roots out-compete weeds for moisture.
You notice we use a lot of leaf mulch and compost. As the diagram explains, leaf mulch becomes compost, so the bottom line is: COMPOST! It is the magic bullet providing biology and food sources to improve the fertility, texture and moisture retention of your soil.
Find ways to compost and reuse your leaves in the lawn and garden instead of raking to the curb each fall. Leave grass clippings on the lawn, as they return nitrogen to the soil.