Keep your teeth clean and your grass green.
Just as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and action movies are All-American, so is a well-kept lawn! Lawn products have continually been increasing in popularity since the 1950's. This includes pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers, and grass seed among others. Why? Because we care about our lawns! We want to take family photos, host BBQ's, and let our children and pets play until they are exhausted in our gorgeous lawns! We want our lawn to be the envy of the neighborhood!
What gives grass that gorgeous green color? You can go natural or you can choose 50 chemicals. Let's talk about the difference.
Natural Lawn Care
Natural lawn care products give the best results while protecting what is important. At Pure Green, we take the environment seriously and have chosen Holganix products because we care about your family, pets, and the environment. We love using the compost tea. It works with grass and root systems to beef up the foundation! This allows a healthier turf from deep down. And a healthy turf will do a better job of crowding out weeds. By using Holganix products, we can greatly reduce the amount of herbicides used on your lawn. Therefore, reducing the footprint on the environment.
Not all lawn care companies are created equal, and many will use the cheapest products out there...not good for your grass long term and not good for your pets or family.
Besides treatments, there are other practices that fall under natural lawn care such as aerating and over-seeding, top dressing, mowing and watering that every homeowner can do to prevent ugly brown grass!
Traditional Lawn Care Products
If you choose to apply lawn care products yourself, please choose the product carefully and read labels. There are several things to consider.
Choose products carefully. There are many products out there that claim to be earth friendly. Look at the ingredients then research them. Many chemicals have been shown to be harmful to both humans and pets. Stay away from "Turf builder with insect control," "Bug-B-Gone," "Weed-and-Feed," and "Weed-B-Gon" specifically.
Follow directions. One of the surest ways to ruin your lawn is to not follow directions. "If 2 lbs of fertilizer will make my grass green, then imagine what 4 lbs will do!" DO NOT think like this. There is a reason they list ratios and directions for homeowners to follow. An over use of chemicals may green your lawn up quickly, but it does nothing for roots and sustained growth. And if you're not careful, you can "burn" your grass. This is one of the biggest reasons we recommend hiring a professional to maintain your lawn. We are experts and are trained on proper mixing and application.
For goodness sakes, be careful! At the end of the day, a lush green lawn is not worth putting your family at risk. Choose natural products. Go with a professional like Pure Green OR choose very carefully what you apply to your lawn. Contact us today!