Proper lawn care involves some education, especially if you decide to go organic. A healthy organic lawn starts in the soil. Soil is filled with — and maintained by — organisms, and they have needs (like earthworms). Organisms need to breathe, eat, drink, digest and excrete materials.
In healthy soil, supplemented with natural materials, the organisms perform these natural processes and fertilize the soil. It’s also important not to compact your lawn — this suffocates organisms. Organic fertilizer feeds these organisms, while chemical fertilizer just feeds the plants and tend to run off into lakes, oceans, streams and groundwater.
If you’re going for organic and proper lawn care, choosing healthy, living soil (over chemically fertilized lawns) will yield stronger plants and grasses in the long run. They’ll come out drought and disease resistant while also being very low-maintenance. An organic lawn also feels a little nicer than a chemically treated lawn, if you like to walk around barefoot.
At Hermes Landscaping, we’re big on helping you find the right plants and design for your yard. Be sure to contact us for more ideas and information today!