Spring Organic Lawn Care
It is lawn season here in New England. Actually it’s a little past time, but not too late to get it done this weekend. That was 2012.
This 2016 season now in early March it kind of looks like it is already time to get started on organic lawn care!
Step by Step Spring Organic Lawn Care
- Edge the lawn by creating a trench between lawn and garden bed.
- Rake out some but not all of the thatch with a bamboo rake. Pay attention to bare spots.
- Plug the lawn every 12 inches with a plug aerator.
- Sprinkle organic granulated fertilizer (we use Plant-tone by Epsoma)*
- Spread compost manure over the lawn to cover it at least a half inch deep.
- Sprinkle lime over the lawn at the rate recommended by the manufacturer.
- Over seed the lawn with the appropriate lawn seed for your zone.
These are the organic lawn care steps we take in New England, USA.
*Jonathon Green company has produced a line of organic lawn care fertilizers. I tried to find out what was actually in their supposed organic fertilizers and herbicides but their website says virtually nothing helpful about the ingredients of their organic lawn products.
So I went over to Mahoney’s website and found some more information about Jonathon Green’s actual ingredient list. Mahoneys Jonathon Green Products
I think it could be worth giving it a try. A large company will be able to sell their products in many mainstream stores so it will be therefore easily accessible. And sometimes organic stuff is less expensive than the chemical products. Often the ingredients to an organic fertilizer are by-products of another industry. That fits into our green philosophy.