Natural Lawn Care

Switching to a natural lawn care method and still having beautiful green grass . . .

. . . is not only possible but desirable.  In fact once you have done the ground work, you will notice, first of all,  that this innovative natural lawn care method is even more economical than the old-fashion way of spraying once, twice, or even three times during one summer with all kinds of chemicals.

In addition, and more importantly, by using this natural lawn  care method, you are creating a healthier environment not only for you and your family but for the whole ecosystem.

What Are The Benefits Of Natural Lawn Care?

Avoiding insecticides/pesticides and using organic  or natural lawn care methods that supports the ecosystem promotes the following benefits:
1. You get thick grass which prevents soil erosion
2. The soil becomes a rich source of worms and microorganisms for birds. By the same token, worm castings nourish the soil which in turn promotes growth.
3. Non-contaminated grass can filter contaminants from rainwater and absorb many types of pollutants such as soot and dust from the air
4. More importantly, like trees, healthy grass can absorb the carbon dioxide from the air and give off oxygen in return — in other words, this new natural lawn care method is a great way to clean the air and diminish the global warming effects.

How Can Anyone Get Good Results With the Natural Lawn Care Method?

In order to get good results with this natural lawn care method, you must think “preventative”;  that is, you must take preventative steps that discourage weeds and insects from taking over your lawn!

In order to work with nature and avoid using pesticides/insecticides but  still have a beautiful lawn, follow these steps:

A. Mow high – up to 3 inches- and often.  Cut no more than a third of the blade length

B.  Fertilize only as needed

C. Aerate and add soil amendments such as compost or sand to relieve compaction

D.  Water for maximum absorption

E.  Top dress with compost and topsoil to level your ground and to prepare for overseeding.

F.  Overseed with grass varieties appropriate for the specific area

G.  Dethatch when thatch is too thick

E. Control white grubs safely.

To find extra detailed  information which will help you know exactly what you must do when following this natural lawn care method . . . PLUS more on how to safely control white grubs in your lawn, please go to

http://www.plantsandgardeningtips.com/organic-lawn-care/organic-lawn-care

Note: If you are having problems with grubs, yet you want to switch to this natural lawn care method,

there is an excellent organic product available that can help you get rid of all your grubs and  at the same time  promote a healthier ecosystem in your lawn.
Find out more about nematodes – the lawn’s best defense against grubs at the pest control options.com blog.

. . . And for those of you who simply prefer not to bother with a grass lawn or have areas where grass does not grow well, you could try your hand at natural lawn care by hardscaping or dry garden landscaping these areas.    You can get ideas by reading  Hardscaping &  Dry Garden Landscaping Ideas.

No matter whether you grow grass or choose to hardscape your lawn, either way you will be using a natural lawn care method which is much healthier for you and the environment.

Marcie

Bio: A gardener since the 70’s, Marcie Snyder knows that it is important to grow your own vegetables and plants organically. In order to help the ecosystem, she includes natural lawn care as part of her arsenal.

You will find loads of great tips in her FREE ebook “The Complete Guide to Organic Vegetable Gardening” (OVG GUIDE), as well as a very comprehensive step-by-step ebook detailing 4 methods of composting. Check for more articles at http://organicvegetablegardeningguide.com/blog

Please note: You can use my articles on your blog as long as you use it as is without changing any of the text and you include my bio with my website link.

28 Responses to “Natural Lawn Care”

  1. Great article.

    This is irrelevant, but what is your favorite soil conditioning fertilizer? I’ve tried Bio-Magic on my veggie garden, but I don’t know how happy I am with the results. Anyone have suggestions?

    • Marcie says:

      Hi
      My favorite soil conditioner is compost. It does wonders with vegetables. There are many ways to make compost. If you go to supercompostingtips.com, you will see four ways you can create your own compost.

      Right now I make my own compost — vermicompost. It’s the easiest of all methods and it’s fast becoming the “in” thing. If you cannot make your own homemade compost, buy organic compost. I don’t know where you live, but here in Canada, a new compost product appeared on the market last year – 2009. It’s called nincompoop and around here it is sold by Home Hardware. Try to stay away from synthetic liquid or granular fertilizers because it does not sustain your soil as well.

      Google the following: nincompoop + your city/country name.
      You will then know if you can have access to this product.
      Marcie

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