Chemical Plant Maintenance
This practice creates:
Tight/compacted soil, uneven grass growth with weeds and high water runoff.
it starts here:
You Must - Change the SOIL (give it what it needs) to grow favorable plants and not feed the weeds.
This will be far and away the least expensive, most effective and longest lasting approach to a better, healthier lawn/landscape. Ask yourself; do chemicals really ever solve the problem, forever? Don't my weeds always come back?
The goal here is to shift the soil from poor and primitive to healthy and more complex. The easiest, quickiest way to do this is with bio-inoculants, i.e. quality leaf mold-compost and quality organic fertilizers.
With OUR custom soil feeding program, we will create and maintain, for you; soils that are high in organic matters (carbon), have good oxygen flow, are rich with beneficial microorganisms with an emphasis on fungi. The soil will be low in salts and high in trace minerals which promote life.
When this happens say GOODBYE to most of your weed problems and hello to healthier soils, healthier plants and a safer environment for your kids, pets and the areas wildlife.
Organic Soil Feeding Template:
to have way way less weeds
Note:this does not happen overnight. It is generally (depending on the seasons rainfall &/or a cold winter) the next weed season when you can expect to see significant results for weed reduction. But the benefits of a healthier and safer lawn/landscape, you will enjoy right away.
Organic Plant Maintenance
This practice creates:
Nice porous soil, rich with oxygen, even grass growth and water easily stores deep in the soil.
Bacteria >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Fungi
Why do we resort to chemical lawn care? The answer is sadly simple, effective marketing from the companies that produce chemical herbicides. See the clover in this picture?
A large chemical herbicide company
says that clover grows to deliberately
disrespect your lawn. You can't let that
happen, right? Their answer for you is
to poison your whole lawn with their
product. How ridiculous! Clover is a
necessary plant that provides free
nitrogen to improve your soil. Our Grandparents knew this and used to deliberately sow their lawns with clover. We can all have beautiful lawns and landscapes without resorting to dangerous chemical poisons. We will explain how working with Mother Nature, you will come out ahead, safely. Organics are natural and normal, synthetic chemicals are not. All plants are beneficial in their own special way. Our job as sustainable soil managers is to understand and explain what the plants are telling us about your soil. What most of us call weeds, give us important information about our lawns and landscapes soil needs. Weeds grow best when the right conditions exist that favor their growth, poor soil. The same can be said for ALL life forms. If we change the environment (soil) that doesn't favor weed growth then our weed problems go away. Let's understand some simple soil basics.
Start thinking organically, view all life,
(weeds, pests insects and diseased
plants) as indicators that tell us
valuable information about our SOIL.
A weed problem is the symptom of
something much deeper...in the soil.
Organic Weed Control: starts with biology and Natural law.
Mother Nature in her infinite wisdom grows plants to fit the given soil. She never wants the soil (her skin) to be bare so she covers it (weeds, grasses, plants, trees). Weeds prevent soil erosion. When you have a lot of weeds you have, weedy soil. Weedy soils are primitive soils and the plants that grow there best are what we affectionately call weeds.
From an environmental perspective, we understand that weeds are part of the Natural Soils - Plant Selection.
Weeds have a very important purpose. In poor soils, (bacteria rich) what we call weeds grow well. They are the only plants that will hold soil together, thus preventing soil erosion. While they are holding the soil together the weeds are busy making the soil better by mining hard to reach minerals, adding carbon, increasing microbial life and improving soil structure. When left alone for a few hundred/thousand years the soils improve to the point where perennial grasses, ornamentals and trees move in and the weeds move out. Mother Nature's Natural Law is at work.
An abundance of weeds tells you that you have primitive soil with the following characteristics:
Annual Weedy Soil is:
A Bacterial Dominated Soil
It's non-carbon based, high in pH,
NO3, compacted soil,
very low minerals, high in salts.
With water runoff.
Perennial Plant Soil is:
A Fungal Dominated Soil
It's Carbon based, neutral pH
NH4, oxygenated porous soil,
mineral rich, low in salts.
Water percolates it.
Applying Chemical Fertilizers and Herbicides will ALWAYS cause the SOIL to go "WEEDY", here's why:
Plants need both bacteria and fungi. But the simpler the plant (annual weeds) the simpler (bacteria) it wants the soil life to be. A more fungal soil naturally selects a higher order group of plants like perennial grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees.
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Organic Weed Treatments
In the beginning, as the Organic program develops
the following are acceptable practices for
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