Every homeowner dreams of a lush, green lawn; however, attaining that dream isn't always easy. Even the most healthy lawns require regular care and maintenance. In order to care for your lawn, you must know how to properly mow your lawn, know the watering requirements for your lawn, know how to fertilize your lawn, how to manage weeds, and how to control pests. Most homeowners have no idea how to maintain a healthy lawn while protecting the environment. That is where Local Turf Pros comes in.
Most fertilizers, pesticides, and weed killers contain chemicals that can leach into ground water, pollute the air, and degrade the soil. Chemical fertilizers are dangerous and increase the risk of a number of health issues to people, pets, and wild animals. Using environmentally friendly lawn care techniques helps protect your health and the environment. When we employ these techniques, you can get the lawn of which you have always dreamed.
Environmentally friendly lawn care practices are designed to help create a healthy lawn without using any harmful chemicals. Going organic, or green, does not mean that more time or effort must be spent to create a gorgeous lawn. Green lawn care ensures the best grass is planted for your climate, a watering schedule is created that is good for the environment, and organic products are used to fertilize the lawn, pest prevention, and weed control.
In order to protect against disease, maintain weed control, and reduce insect populations, your lawn must be strong and healthy. This means that your grass is nourished so it develops a healthy root system. A healthy root system is necessary for a thick, healthy lawn. Environmentally friendly lawn care increases your lawn's natural defenses.
Environmentally friendly lawn care offers numerous benefits. Here are the top reasons why you should choose a green lawn care service.
Organic fertilizers slowly release vital nutrients like nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus into the soil. Because the nutrients are slowly released, your grasses will develop a healthy root system. The roots of the grasses will not only grow deeper but will also be more fibrous.
Deep, fibrous roots help keep your lawn green during the hot days of summer and in droughts. When the top layer of soil becomes dry, the roots located deep within the soil are able to reach water long after the last rainfall.
Chemical fertilizers are released on the surface, which promotes surface roots while organic fertilizer is slowly released and encourages roots to grow deep.
Environmentally friendly fertilizers and lawn care treatment methods are safe. They are made from natural substances that are biodegradable and do not leave behind harmful residues that can pollute the soil and ground water. Environmentally friendly lawn care options do not destroy healthy microbes and bacteria that live within the soil. Instead, they nourish these and promote beneficial earthworms in the soil.
When environmentally friendly products are used, the soil becomes healthier. Soil texture is improved, pH levels are balanced, nutrients are added to the soil, and the soil is enriched for optimal moisture retention and aeration. Each of these help to ensure your lawn grasses are able to create a strong root system. Organic fertilizer is designed to nourish the microbes in the soil for optimal lawn health.
Chemical fertilizers can overfeed and even burn your lawn. This will not happen with organic fertilizers. Organic fertilizers use natural substances like bone meal and blood meal which break down slowly, releasing nutrients as your lawn needs them.
Did you know that organic fertilizers like manure releases carbon dioxide which encourages photosynthesis? Chemical fertilizers, on the other hand, interfere with photosynthesis. If you want a lush, green lawn, look no further than an organic fertilizer like manure. Natural lawn treatments help grass green up faster and stay healthy longer.
Each year, Americans use over 70 million tons of chemical fertilizer on their lawns. In addition to this, approximately 90 million tons of pesticides are used. Unfortunately, 40 to 60 percent of these chemicals end up in our ground water affecting our drinking water. As you can see, there are many reasons why choosing organic fertilizers and pesticides make sense.
When your grass is healthy and lush, it will crowd out unwanted weeds. Weeds are notorious for growing in bare spots. Some of the most common weeds that plague lawns include dandelions, crabgrass, and foxtails. When you have a thick lawn, these weeds are less likely to grow. In addition to this, allowing your grass to grow a little longer helps prevent weeds. When you cut your lawn short, it invites weeds.
Are you looking for a lawn care service that cares as much about the environment as you do? Do you want to embrace organic lawn care? Local Turf Pros is the answer. We will use organic fertilizers made from biodegradable natural substances that do not leave any chemical residues behind. Give us a call today and learn how you can switch to environmentally friendly lawn care treatments and maintain a beautiful, lush, green lawn year round.