Dreaming of spring may be the only thing that carries me through the winter. Each year, I receive a notice from Good Nature Organic Lawn Care asking if I would like an early bird discount on services for the year. Of course! I like a good deal, so early pay is a no brainer for me.
Organic Lawn Care
Typically I order a late summer application of nematodes (microscopic organisms that help control grubs). I was once, just like you. I had never heard of nematodes. I didn’t know organic lawn care existed. And I may have been throwing some Scotts fertilizer on my lawn along with some grub killing pesticide – thinking that was the best, and only – option. Enter Good Nature Organic Lawn Care.
The company’s founder, Alec McClennan, along with Beyond Pesticides Ohio, offered a round of public presentations a few years ago in the Cleveland, Ohio-area – one of which I attended. During the roughly two-hour session my eyes were opened to the hazards of using pesticides to control weeds, grubs and other lawn-killers. Right then, I decided to stop using chemicals. Here’s why I only practice organic lawn care:
Organic Lawn Care is Better…
1) For Children
2) For Pets
3) For the Environment
I have found organic lawn care to be easy, cost-effective, and most of all, to give me peace of mind with both my daughter, and my dog Lulu. If you are curious about making the switch I highly encourage you to read more about the dangers of commercial lawn products and the benefits of organic lawn care.
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I have purchased fertilizer through my local company, and I have also purchased Espoma fertilizer (available in Cleveland at Petitti Garden Centers and anywhere online). In total, it costs about $100 per year for the organic program.
I apply the fertilizer myself using a Scotts Turf Builder EdgeGuard Mini Broadcast Spreader, which I bought at a garage sale for $7. It takes about 20 minutes, four times a year. My first application goes down around Easter. Right now is the time to start thinking about your spring lawn.
Will you consider switching to organic this year?
*This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated and republished for accuracy and comprehensiveness. I’m not affiliated with Good Nature Organic Lawn Care in any way. I simply value their service and what they do for the environment.