Organic lawn care
Organic lawn care is a great concept. Organic anything is a great concept, but it is often hard to achieve and sometimes unrealistic. Achieving a balance is a more realistic option for the things we can control in our environment.
Whether driving a car, lighting a gas stove or spraying disinfectant on our kitchen counter tops, there is always a risk present. Balancing between safety, organic, natural, cost effective, and more is a part of our daily lives, now more than ever.
We live where you live
LPS strives to provide the best results with the lowest risk and impact to our environment. We live where you live and care about our environmental future. We feel we strike a very good balance between effective weed control and caring for our environment.
Organic lawn care is a great concept, but with challenges for our area. Because we have such a long growing season, it is hard to provide reliable results. A longer growing season for your lawn and plants also means a longer growing season for weeds!
Our products and treatments, pre-emergent
There are currently no organic pre-emergents available. Any products we apply have gone through rigorous testing and are approved by the EPA for application on home lawns. We currently use a product that is derived from a plant and could almost be considered organic (however, it is not recognized as such).
A good pre-emergent in the fall and spring is the cornerstone of any effective lawn care program. When you prevent most of the weeds, minimal herbicide applications are required later.
The Lawn and Pest Difference
We love the idea of organic lawn care as much as anyone. We care as much about the environment and strive to use the least amount of harmful ingredients. At Lawn and Pest Solutions, it is our goal to provide you with a weed free lawn with the least amount of risk to our environment.
Our licensed lawn technicians are always ready to discuss with you the options for the most current, environmentally friendly and effective way to treat your lawn. Contact our office here and get the ball rolling on your beautiful lawn!
Organic Lawn Care
Organic lawn care is a topic that we love to discuss with our customers. The term organic is large and broad. Some might even call it a “hot topic” and for sure, it’s important.
Is organic lawn care a viable option for me?
In our part of the country, organic lawn care is not the best option for ridding and preventing weeds in our lawns. However, that doesn’t mean we aren’t using what is safe for our environment. At Lawn and Pest Solutions, we use a safe application for weeds that has been approved by the EPA. We don’t just make the strongest mixture and dump it in a tank. We use the correct rate at the correct time with the correct application.
The applications for lawns in our region have been through rigorous testing and are based on our long growing weed season and warm climate. There are organic applications in cooler climates that are effective, however, these applications are very, very limited for weed control. Now let’s talk about weed control…
A major component of weed control is applying pre-emergent in the fall and spring. There are currently no “organic” pre-emergents available. The pre-emergent we use at Lawn and Pest Solutions is derived from plants and in a less stringent world, it would be considered “organic”.
Why is pre-emergent important?
A good pre-emergent in fall and spring means less herbicide later. The other major component of lawn care is fertilization. A strong, fertilized lawn is going to fight off weeds as much as an herbicide. Currently, there are organic fertilizers available, they are effective yet require more frequent applications.
So, here’s the news.
We live where you live, we care as much about the environment as you and we want to use the least amount of harmful ingredients in our lawn as you. Everything we do involves a risk, whether it’s driving a car or spraying our countertops with cleaner before we prepare food on them. At Lawn and Pest Solutions, we strive to provide you with a weed free lawn with the least amount of risk to our environment.
Our licensed lawn technicians are always ready to discuss with you the options for the most current, environmentally friendly and effective way to treat your lawn. There is a balance and we feel we strike a very good one between effective weed control and caring for our environment. Contact our office here and get the ball rolling on your beautiful lawn!