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Organic Lawn Care is Better for the Environment
This is benefit number one because it is usually the first thing someone thinks of when considering the natural, organic approach to lawn care. Being environmentally-conscious has never been more urgent or important.
One little lawn might not seem like it would make a major impact, but it is. What you do or don’t do to your own lawn affects the surrounding environment.
Tens of millions of pounds of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides are used annually across North America. These are dangerous substances that the soil should not absorbed under natural circumstances. They can run off or leach into the local groundwater, poisoning the earth and water.
This damage upsets the natural balance and can kill birds, earthworms, and other helpful creatures that ensure your garden grows and thrives in devastating numbers.
If you care about going green in other areas of your life, making the commitment to your lawn is crucial. Why be part of the problem when you can be part of the solution?
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Organic Lawn Care is Better for Your Family and Pets
If the chemicals used in herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers are toxic to insects and birds, it’s correct to assume they also pose a severe threat to humans and their furry friends.
The substances are poisonous and can cause irreversible eye damage, severe skin irritation, and be lethal if ingested. But it does not have to be consumed to do harm to children and pets.
When your animals and kids come into contact with a chemically-treated lawn, it absorbs into their skin like a sponge. It can linger on clothing, and pets will carry it on their coats, bringing dangerous toxins into the house.
Children’s developing immune systems are particularly sensitive, and exposure to the chemicals present in synthetic fertilizers and pesticides can cause serious side effects not only in the present but as they grow. Lingering concerns include respiratory, immunity, nervous system, and endocrine system issues.
You will want to make sure that growing a beautiful lawn and garden doesn’t hurt the people and pets’ growth that matters most of all. That’s where we can help!
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Organic Lawns Grow More Resilient Roots
Another worthy benefit is how a once chemically-treated lawn can transform when you decide to go natural. Nature has its own way of maintaining a perfect balance. Altering that balance with harsh chemicals throws everything out of whack.
Did you know that most chemically-treated lawns have become “addicted” to over-watering, fertilizers, and pesticides? Instead of making your lawn stronger, harsh chemicals make the grass vulnerable to drought and unable to use its defences against pests as nature intended.
Think of choosing to go natural with organic lawn care in Markham as the best way to pump up your lawn’s immune system. Healthy soil that isn’t treated with chemicals promotes deeper, more resilient roots and boosts your lawn’s natural defenses against the unpredictability of weather and pest infestations.
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Organic Lawns Feed the Earth (and Earthworms too!)
Instead of adding dangerous substances to the fragile earth that disrupt the balance, taint the soil, and harm the creatures who live in, on, or above it, organic fertilizer actually nourishes the microorganisms who leave behind a rich natural fertilizer of their own.
This creates a harmonious ecosystem that is as good for your lawn or garden’s health and beauty as it is for the environment and all living things that inhabit it.
Organic, natural nutrients help to sustain the vitality of your lawn overall. Think of it like the vitamins we get from our food and additional supplements needed to boost or correct any deficiencies.
With quality organic lawn care, you’ll find your grass is greener, and working with, not against, Mother Nature is really the only way to go.
Everything About Organic Lawn Care in Markham
We know there are probably many questions you still have, but here are answers to the three most common.
How does organic lawn care prevent pests?
Our lawns are a lot like our own bodies. Creating the right conditions and ecosystem defends against diseases and pesky problems. In the same way that a healthy human body has good and bad bacteria, a healthy lawn will be a natural, balanced lawn, not a hostile chemical zone.
While you can’t eliminate all of the weeds, insects, and other issues, with quality organic lawn care, you can better control the environment making it a welcoming place for beneficial organisms while keeping harmful ones at bay.
Proper lawn maintenance also works wonders naturally. But when the pest problem is getting out of control, there are various organic substances like Bt-k (Bacillus thuringiensis, a naturally-occurring soil bacteria) or products such as diatomaceous earth, made from diatoms (fossilized algae-like plankton), among others.
We offer plenty of organic, safe, and natural ways to make the environment unwelcome to uninvited insects without harming those that maintain the ecosystem’s health (or your family and pets).
I want to make the switch to organic lawn care, but feel overwhelmed. Where do I start?
Going with natural, organic lawn care over chemical lawn treatments doesn’t have to be intimidating. You can begin with some simple steps. Everything that you do the natural way makes a difference to your lawn and the health of your family and environment.
A few tips to get you started are:
Go with all-natural, organic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides.
Mow high and often using an environmentally-friendly mower with sharp blades
Waterless but more deeply
Do regular and seasonal (fall and spring) maintenance.
I’m ready to go organic! How do I maintain my lawn?
Proper maintenance is key to having a healthy, lovely lawn. When you opt for organic lawn care, your environment will no longer be chemically-dependent, but you’ll need to ensure that you stay on top of it, especially right after the switch.
The way you mow your lawn, how often, and how tall the grass is is important. The frequency and amount of watering (less water, more often) is also a key factor. It all comes down to having the right tools and information.
Specialists who understand your lawn’s ecosystem and type of grass will be able to best advise on the proper care to keep it looking lush with weeds and pests under control.
Your lawn will grow more robust and resilient over time and may require less effort than in the beginning with our services.