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I took the plunge to Organic Lawn Care

Posted by edgewood96 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 16, 08 at 8:16

I have lurked here for several days reading as many posts as I could to organic lawn care. We moved into our new house last year & of course had to start from dirt to get a lawn. Our lawn is going on its second year of growth. Of course last year was chemical care & about $3,000 later the yard looked horrible. We seeded, strawed, etc. to get grass but didn't get much so hubby hired a professional lawn service who did more damage than good. The lawn service really stuck the chemicals to our yard.

Anyway, yesterday I spread 500 lbs. of SBM. I also spread a 100 pounds of Alfalfa in a certain area of the yard as an experiment. Our yard is approx. 44,000 sq. ft. I made pics of the yard so I can follow the experiment. It was wonderful to be able to breathe while spreading these natural organic foods. I have lung diseases so chemicals & scents cause some major havock to my system.

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RE: I took the plunge to Organic Lawn Care

What about compost? If you haven't done so, 1 cubic yard per 1000 sqft will help a lot. Your soil may lack sufficient soil microbes (or at least diversity of species) to take advantage of SBM and Alfalfa. You can look at soil biology as a microscopic world with billions of people with ALL KINDS OF JOBS to keep the world spinning... Chemical products might have killed off some of the important jobs... Only compost can provide those "jobs"...

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