Espoma or Alfalfa
I have a question about organic lawn care.
Here's my situation.
My lawn is approx 10k sq feet, and I'm thinking of going organic this year to feed the lawn. My local feed store has alfalfa pellets for 16.25/50lbs. If I'm not mistaken I would need to apply the alfalfa at 20lbs/1k sq feet so I would need 4, 50lb bags which would cost me $65 per application. With 4 applications/season I would spend about $260 total to feed my lawn.
Or my local garden center I can buy the 4 step Espoma program (covers 5k sq ft) for $100 of which I would need 2 programs which would cost me $200. Milogranite also comes to about the same price as the Espoma.
What are the pros and cons to each? Would the alfalfa be significantly better than the Espoma/milogranite program? Also does the alfalfa need to be applied as often as the Espoma/milogranite which is at 4 times a year?
My lawn needs a lot of help, and I would prefer to not dump a ton of chemicals since I have two little kids.