Better for your lawn - You are not using man made chemicals on your lawn. You are naturally caring for it. For instance, when you use a pesticide you not only eliminate the bad insects, you also eliminate the good insects that help promote a healthy lawn.
Better for the enviornment - Motorized equipment can contribute to air pollution. Also, the chemicals used on your lawn can get into the waterways near your property. From there the chemicals can affect our food supply.</li>
Better for people - Chemicals can cause health issues such as cancer and skin irritations. If it is killing insects and weeds, it has to also in some way impact humans and even our pets.
The most cost effective method - It is believed that over the course of time, this is the best option in terms of cost.
Of course prevention (mowing, fertilizing and watering) is the most important step in your lawn care regiment. However, having a natural prevention plan to keep weeds, disease and pests off of your lawn. The most important step in organic lawncare is knowing your soil type.
Keep in mind, it isn't an all or nothing concept. You do not have to change your entire program to an organic lawn care program. In fact, going completely organic may not be practical for you. There are elements of organic lawn care that I include in my program for my own home. As we go through the different elements of natural lawn care in more detail, I will share my own practices with you. You can pick and choose which elements will work best for you and your lawn.
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