Ant, Flea and Tick Control
These nuisance pests may not damage your lawn but they can be among some of the bigger pests in and around your yard. By applying seasonal and targeted applications of EPA exempt and organic control products we can help you minimize these invasions. You have our word that any product we use to control insects in your lawn has been proven to be safely used around your children and pets.
Compaction is one of your lawns greatest enemies and can work against the success of your organic lawn. This is why we recommend having your lawn aerated annually. Aeration provides an avenue for water, nutrients, and oxygen to get to the root zone thus helping the soil food web to flourish.
Core Aeration with Over Seeding
There is no arguing the fact that a thick healthy lawn is the absolute best defense against weeds and crabgrass. If you have thin or bare areas in your lawn over seeding is an absolute must. After aerating your lawn we will over seed with a blend specifically designed for your property.
The ultimate goal of your organic lawn is to develop such strong plants that nuisance insects like grubs can exist in your soil but are unable to cause damage to your lawn. However, if you’ve had significant issues with grubs in the past, we can apply a grub preventative treatment that is completely acceptable under all organic standards.
Proper soil pH could potentially be the most important factor in establishing a successful organic lawn. Populations of thriving beneficial bacteria prefer a soil that is slightly alkaline. The overuse of chemicals and pesticides tend to create soil that is overly acidic while certain soil types tend to be exceptionally alkaline. One of the first things we will do as part of your program is to perform a soil pH test. We will then make lime or gypsum application suggestions based on our findings.
Tree and Shrub Program
Tree and Shrub programs that rely completely on the application of chemicals have actually caused more harm than good to existing ornamentals. When a plant is forced to grow much more rapidly than nature intended, a recipe for insect and disease infestation is created. The Bee Safe organic tree and shrub program is a five step plant health care program that will protect your landscape ornamentals without the use of harsh chemical fertilizers and dangerous pesticides.