Organic lawn care begins and ends with understanding the soil food web, which combines science, products, and practices to create systemic change in a turf system (Grass, garden, etc).
Organic Lawn Care
One thing to remember, though, is that organic lawn care does not produce changes overnight. Patience is key. The length of time is generally dictated by the quality of the turf system, which is why Heidelberg Farms hand selects every product and service to best meet the needs of a customer’s lawn or garden.
Our goal is to move a person’s lawn and soil to a fully functioning sustainable ecosystem. As sustainable and organic lawn practices continue to evolve, we will evolve, too. Frankly, a lot of our work takes place under a microscope. Organic lawn care is a true science after all.
Most products used in conventional turf management, however, bypass the living portion of the soil. In organic lawn management, the soil is integral and what we focus on first.
The organic lawn care process involves product input for immediate turfgrass nutrition and overall soil improvement. This is a critical first step. It is critically important that our initial efforts address both of these at their individual levels. Some of the products we select address the grass and others address the soil.
Plant and grass life are completely tied to soil biology prevalent during its development. The types and ratios of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms are therefore essential for what will grow and enable evolutionary succession to take place.
There is more to organic lawn care, but you will have to wait for part two where we talk about the difference between organic and inorganic fertilizers and common misconceptions between the two.
Questions? Call us at (603) 501 -9919. We are happy to help you take your first steps toward organic lawn care next spring.