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The Benefits of an Organic Landscape

The National Academy of Science estimates that one in seven adults are made ill by exposure to lawn chemicals.

Pediatricians are unanimous in their concern about childhood exposures to these same weed killers, insecticides, fungicides, and fertilizers which have been shown to lead to cancers, developmental disorders, and numerous health related issues.

By making the choice to go organic with your landscape care, you significantly reduce the risk of exposure in the areas closest to your home. This is an important choice for the long term health of your landscape, your family, your pets, and the environment.

Here are Seven Great Benefits of making the organic choice.

Benefit #1
Our 100% Organic lawn care doesn’t use toxic materials
Lawn care chemicals have long been linked to reductions in populations of birds and beneficial insects such as bees, which are required to pollinate our food crops. Studies from Purdue University and elsewhere have linked lawn chemicals to cancers in our dogs and cats. Long term studies have also linked use of many common lawn products to Hodgkins disease and other health related issues. We make sure that any of the products we use meet the strict performance and health standards for 100% organic land care as defined by NOFA.

Benefit #2
100% Organic lawn care uses natural materials that are beneficial, not harmful to animals.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the United States Government estimates that only 35% of the synthetic fertilizer that we apply to our lawns ever makes it to the grass. The other 65% runs off into our lakes, rivers, streams and oceans, or seeps into our wells and ground water, or volatizes into the air we breathe. Even worse, the EPA estimates that only 2% of weed killers, insecticides and fungicides used in chemical lawn care ever make it to the weeds, pests or diseases. That means that 98% of those poisons go somewhere else; into our bodies, our pets, up into the air or into the ground water.

Benefit #3
In a healthy organic landscape toxic pest controls are rarely necessary.
Organic lawn care creates a sponge like atmosphere in the soil allowing the lawn to hold on to the water and nutrients that make green grass possible. This shows up especially well during dry periods of little or no rain. Additionally the biology we apply creates a protective barrier of beneficial microorganisms that shields roots and leaves of plants from pathogens. Sufficient nutrients in the right balance promote healthy immune systems that don't attract pests and disease.

Benefit #4
Organic lawns are still lush no matter what Mother Nature offers for moisture.
Synthetic fertilizers are derived from fossil fuels with the equivalent of 3 gallons of gasoline required in the manufacturing of every 40lb bag of synthetic lawn fertilizer. Synthetic fertilizers also encourage rapid, uneven growth of grass which requires frequent mowing and watering.

Benefit #5
Latest studies show that 100% organic lawn care can reduce the amount of fossil fuel consumption and air pollution by as much as 75%.
The average chemically fertilized lawn is mowed 26 times each year, with tens of thousands of gallons of water applied during the growing season. Did you know that the average gasoline powered lawn mower is up to 35 times more polluting than the average automobile, or that Americans use almost as much fuel to pump water on to the lawns as they do to mow the lawns? Lawn care in this country now accounts for about 2% of our fossil fuel consumption and 10% of our air pollution.

Benefit #6
Healthy mature organic lawns are mowed and watered, on average, only half as much.
Lawns require more and more chemical fertilizer each year to maintain the same appearance.

Benefit #7

Organic lawn and landscape care will save you money and time due to lower input costs for mowing, watering, fertilizing, and weed & pest control.