It’s quite the fad now-a-days to “go green”. Some choose to go green in small ways like buying all natural peanut butter that requires stirring. Others choose to go green in every aspect of life from recycling to buying an electric car to using cloth diapers for their littles. But have you considered your lawn when it comes to going green? There are many reasons, both close to home and world wide, to choose organic lawn care products.
We love Tennessee, and we want to do our part to keep it beautiful. From day one, it has been extremely important to us to choose products that not only keep our lawns lush and green, but keep our oceans, lakes, and streams free from the harsh chemicals that are loaded in traditional fertilizers.
Why it’s important
Did you know that lawn care is one area that going green makes a huge difference? Traditional fertilizers contain phosporus, nitrates, and pesticides. All of these inevitably make their way into our lakes, streams, and oceans and build up over time. This causes an overabundance of algae and plankton creating an imbalance that depletes oxygen which wildlife needs to thrive. These areas are called “dead zones” and are growing every year. Closer to home, those bags and bags of chemical fertilizers, weed killers, and pesticides are causing problems for kids and pets. The quest for the perfect lawn and those big box retailers have encouraged us to treat, and over-treat our lawns. The problem is that lawns become an unfriendly place to roll around for the family dog. Afternoons once enjoyed outside by the whole family are cut short because the chemicals are itchy and irritate our skin.
What can you do?
Use a natural organic product like Holganix. Pure Green has chosen Holganix because it reduces the use of nitrates and phosphates by as much as 90%! Holganix does this by promoting overall plant health. A naturally healthy turf will resist insects, disease, and drought better than a stressed and unhealthy turf. Increase plant health and you will naturally increase the efficiency of the small amount of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization required by plants. That’s right, we’re not telling you NOT to use nitrogen, but to combine a small amount with an organic option like Holganix. The main ingredient in Holganix is the compost tea. It is 100% plant-based and organic teeming with beneficial, living microbiological organisms. The compost tea boosts plant health and root developement so that your turf can better absorb and use the nutrients you provide it. This ultimately means less waste filling our waters.
In short, Holganix fosters plant growth while dramatically reducing the amount of chemicals necessary to provide customers with great greeen grass-all while making the environment a better place for us all.