Chemical Plant Maintenance

This practice creates:

Tight/compacted soil, uneven grass growth with weeds and high water runoff.

Organic weed control program

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

  • Mow regularly with Sharp mulching blades (st. augustine cut at a minimum 3" height) this is a huge need for a healthy lawn.
  • quality 100% organic fertilizer
  • quality granular Humates
  • quality Molasses
  • quality fungal dominated leaf-mold compost
  • benefits = less water needs, weeds slowly disappear, greenest healthiest lawn on the street.

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.

This beautiful lawn is 100% organic. No chemical herbicides are ever used!

Organic Plant Maintenance

This practice creates:

Nice porous soil, rich with oxygen, even grass growth and water easily stores deep in the soil.

Plant and Microbe Succession

Bacteria >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Fungi

  • Water Conserved/Saved.
  • Reduces Weeds.
  • Healthier/Thriving Plants.
  • Much HIGHER water use.
  • Continues Weed Problems.
  • Unhealthy/Sickly Plants.

Organic Weed Control:

Organic Weed Control starts and ends with the soils foundation.

At Dream Away, we do things differently than others (and its backed by twenty-two years of happy customers) we do things the better way, the RIGHT way. How do we do this, it’s easy; we understand to work with Mother Nature and the customer to create a custom soil feeding program.

If the appearance of ANY WEED Freaks you out, and poisons do too, then Organics are for you. The belief that we need to constantly poison our landscapes to get rid of weeds is crazy, crazy and pure propaganda. Learn the TRUTH.

Besides when have chemical herbicides ever solved the problem? Don’t your weeds ALWAYS come back?

                  IN THE END IT IS ABOUT VALUE.


                    LONGER LASTING AND SAFER?

 ORGANICS, Mother Nature knows best & costs less!

           Get your yard Green and Weed Free!

Organic weed control, really does work!

Organics: It's easier to understand, less expensive to maintain, much more effective, saves water and is safer than chemicals.

Feeding the Soil Naturally, there is NO better way.

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.

  • Chemical herbicides and fertilizers actually promote weed growth.
  • All chemical herbicides are poisons that actually hurt all plants, even the   ones they are supposed to protect.
  • All chemical herbicides are poisonous to humans and pets. Remember if you can smell it, chemical is entering your body.
  • When weeds are present they are telling you, what's missing in the soil thus, "how to correct the Soil".

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 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:

  • Weedy soils are low in minerals and HIGH in salts. Note: most chemical fertilizers have only 3-5 minerals. Plants want at least 52.
  • Weedy soils are low in oxygen. Chemical fertilizers and herbicides are loaded with salts that WILL cause soil compaction which reduces oxygen.
  • Weedy soils are HIGH in pH. The chemical approach pushes the soil to a high pH (alkaline)
  • Weedy soils are bacterial dominated rather than fungal dominated. The chemical approach pushes soil the bacterial way.

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.

organic landscape design-build-maintain, Organic fertilization in The Woodlands, lighting, irrigation: Done the right way, organically!

Organic Weed Treatments

In the beginning, as the Organic program develops

the following are acceptable practices for

weed control.

  1. Mowing: DO NOT let your weed plant get to seed head. Just one crabgrass plant can produce 150,000 seeds during one growing season. At the same time, we want to mow our lawns on a high setting, with a sharp mulching blade.
  2. Hand Pulling: YES, there can be this early on if the sight of weeds is too unbearable. This can be costly if you're not the one doing this. It can also be healthy if you are the one doing it.
  3. Water and Drainage: most annual weeds like low oxygenated soils. So too much water and poor drainage will cause weeds to thrive.
  4. Mulch: Here, QUALITY MULCH is paramount! All mulch is NOT the same. We recommend native aged hardwood. Applied at a 2"-3" depth all over the bed. When you use naive aged hardwood mulch, it will NOT rob nutrients from the soil/plants, it WILL supress weed growth, it WILL conserve water and as it breaks down; it will provide nutrition for the plants and SOIL. ***There are no labeling laws for mulch, compost or soil, so anybody can say anything about their soil/mulch products and if you buy poor quality/in expensive products you'll get NOTHING but troubles. Remember you get what you pay for :-(
  5. VINEGAR: It will burn ALL plants so be careful. Be sure to use the 20% vinegar and do not dilute. Vinegar does not kill weeds like herbicides but doesn't have the safety issues either. Vinegar works by burning the foliage. Quite often it shocks the plant so bad that it doesn't grow back. But sometimes it will take a 2nd or 3rd application.
  6. CORN GLUTEN: An organic pre-emergent; meaning it will prevent weed seeds from germinating. Its limitations are: the expense, short active window and being able to find it in the crumb state rather than meal.
  7. TORCH GUNS: These work great. However, be CAREFUL not to ge carried away.
  8. SALT: has been used since the Egyptian times to kill plants. Its very effective in the right situation and one application will last for years. It is very toxic to all plants...hmmm(so why are chemical fertilizers HIGH in salt?) A good place to use salt is in driveway cracks, fence lines and gravel areas.
  9. AGRALAWN CINNAMON WEED KILLER: very attractive for small areas but not practical for large areas, cost. Kills annual broadleaf and grassy weeds and safe for turf areas. It works super quick, complete kill in 6-8 hours. It is NOT effective when daytime temperatures are below 75.