Whatever your beliefs regarding the age of our planet, it’s abundantly clear that
bacteria have been rooting around our lawns and gardens for a long, long
time—since the very beginning, in fact.
While these one-celled organisms have garnered a somewhat negative connotation,
truth is that bacteria and animals (including humans) have always coexisted. Simply
put, we wouldn’t be alive today—individually or as a species—if it weren’t for these
basic building blocks of life.
Even today, we depend on bacteria for survival. And so do our lawns and gardens.
Learning to Love Bacteria
For every nasty infection, bacteria give us countless benefits—including helping
grow much of the food we eat. Sadly, our tendency has been to eliminate them
entirely, to the detriment of not only our food supply, but our overall health as well.
Instead, we should be seeking ways to work with bacteria, to unlock their hidden
gifts in a way that sustains and nurtures our gardens and lawns.
As one of over 500 Organic Land Care Professionals accredited by the NOFA Organic
Land Care Program, we here at Heidelberg Farms takes great pride in working with
your soil to help it achieve highest, healthiest potential.
After a long day in the yard, we wash our hands like everyone else. But that doesn’t
mean bacteria should be a dirty word.
All bacteria are not created equal
Just because a lawn care product contains “good” bacteria (or is labeled organic)
doesn’t mean it’s good for your lawn or garden. True, blighted plants and grass can
be helped by introducing bacteria that “takes over” harmful ones. But you might
actually be doing more harm than good.
Oftentimes, issues of blight can be attributed to a lack of microorganism variety.
That’s where we come in: By deploying a plethora of plants, beneficial organisms,
and 100% organic products, Heidelberg Farms helps encourage your lawn’s inner
The more robust the soil, the more beautiful your plants will be.
Let’s face it: Bacteria will be here long after we’re gone (though chances are they’re
waiting for us on Mars, too). By better understanding how and why they work,
perhaps we can come to see bacteria less as a threat, and more as man’s tiny—and
very talented—best friends.
Have questions about the organic lawncare?
Call Heidelberg Farms at (603) 501-9919.
Heidelberg Farms serves southern NH, Maine and northern Massachusetts.