Organic Lawn Care Info
Upon going to Home Depot to pick up some bags for our gardening video blog, I discovered that this store didn�t carry a single organic lawn fertilizer. Curiosity piqued, I searched online for organic fertilizer on the Home Depot website. A couple random garden fertilizers came up but were only two that were labeled organic. Ellen suspects, since all the Home Depots in Ontario carry organic fertilizers, that the fertilizer and pesticide industry might be putting pressure on Home Depots in the US. She might be onto something because the web results for Lowe�s were surprisingly similar. Anyway if you would like greater variety in your organic lawn care needs (or if you even wanted to hire someone) I�ve compiled a list of stores and products which a wider range of selections than the promising choice between Scott�s Organics or Converted Organics.
The LEAH Advocacy Group
Organic Soil Amendments (Fertilizers, Compost, etc)
Coast of Maine Organic Products
Sells organic compost made up of ingredients that you would typically find on a dinner plate. Example: Blueberry, Mussel, and Salmon Compost with Sphagnum Peat.
McEnroe Organic Farms
A Hudson Valley, New York based company that sells everything from organic meats to soil and composting. They also provide educational tours of their farm
Fire Belly Organic Lawn Care
A leading provider for the organic lawn care industry that also sells products directly to the consumer. Their six-step lawn care process provides everything from natural growth supplements to organic weed killers.
Purely Organic Lawn Care
A York Harbor, Maine based company that offers both organic lawn care and organic wholesale products
North Country Organics
Manufactures natural fertilizers, soil amendments and environmentally compatible pest controls
Lawn Care and Turf Management
(Boston Metro Area)
A Newton, Massachusetts based company that specializes in organic lawn care, serving the Boston metro area.
Organic Soil Solutions
An organic lawn care service based in Massachusetts that serves over 70 towns and cities. Based right in Needham. See their site for details
(Western Massachusetts and Connecticut)
Harrington Lawn Care
An organic landscaping company that not only provides turf management, but also maintains their very own soil lab.
Tree Frog Landscapes
A Northampton, MA based company that works with professors, engineers and architects and approaches landscaping through a more holistic lens. Expertise in Permaculture and Medicinal herbs. Builds patios, stone walkways, roof gardens, ponds etc.
(Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts)
Javier Organic Landscaper
Javier Gil has been a landscaper for seven years having switched to organics around 2006/2007. He is an expert with compost tea.
New Hampshire�s Organic Land Care and Landscape Construction professionals. Britt Phillips is like a ray of sunshine. She has recently expanded her fine gardening business to include great lawn care in the Bow area.
(Greater New England Area)
The Green Smile
An organic landscaper that services all of NH, MA and southern Vermont. They offer a zero emission service where they will come to your house on a bike with a custom trailer.
Chip Osborne, one of the original organic lawn care pioneers also known as the guru of turf management, has one of the oldest organic lawn care businesses in New England. Chip has trained hundreds of lawn care professionals.
(MA and NH)
A family run gardening center with 8 locations in the Massachusetts, the offer organic as well as non-organic gardening products. But please, don�t buy Scott�s.
A NH based Green Gardening Store that also retails online and also provides landscaping and pest control using both organic and IPM techniques.
Bonafide Green Goods
Sells a variety of eco-friendly everyday household aids as well as clothing, jewelry and energy conservation tools. Also sells gardening supplies. Store in Concord, New Hampshire as well as online
Yard Spice Organics
Our friend Chester Mandrik will tell you anything you need to know about organics. He also has a lawn care service that focuses on Southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Lawn Service: 603-595-8813
New England Natural
A Vermont based online green gardening store that offers everything from green beauty products to ecological firewood (who knows if it really does burn low carbon?) as well as a large collection of organic gardening products.
Grassroots Environmental Education
A New York based organization aimed at educating the public on organic lawn care and the dangers of pesticides.
A British Columbia based College focused on organic gardening, horticulture, landscape management. Have locations all over Canada as well as courses online.
Real Food Campaign
RFC aims to teach farmers and growers principles and techniques that improve soil health and crop nutrition.
An non-profit organization dedicated to promoting natural lawn care and ground maintenance. Lots of helpful tips for do-it-yourselfers.
Northeast Organic Farming Association
A nonprofit organic farming organization based in the northeast and involved in education and pesticide awerness.
A division of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. You can use their search box to find an organic landscaper near you!