Greener Organic Lawn
In almost any case, natural beats synthetic, hands down. When it comes to lawns, this same universal principle applies; greener and organic is always better.
Today, we're surrounded by all sorts of artificial things, from the food we eat to the chemicals being used in a variety of everyday items. The funny thing is we sometimes see labels like "all natural" on some of these artificial commodities, which only shows the standard that these products aspire to uphold, nature's standard.
In the case of lawns, many of us think that we're doing things right because of everything that's being done like mowing, watering, and fertilizing. We get a sense of satisfaction thinking that doing all these will yield positive results. To a certain degree it's true, but it's not just in the number of things we do and the steps that we follow, but also the "how" part, the quality being produced by a step or process.
Why Greener Organic Lawns are Better
Using chemicals and synthetic fertilizers on lawns or gardens may be helpful, but what about their long-term effects? We can't really be sure what the specific outcomes to the environment will be although we may already have an idea based on current trends.
Let's look at it this way. Imagine spraying a room with air freshener or bug spray. Now, this is an acceptable practice, the outcome being that the room ends up smelling nice and clean or free from pests. However, we usually allow some time for the fumes to clear out because these are after all chemicals which may have some harmful effects such as respiratory problems.
The same concept can be applied to lawns. This is an area people constantly step or stand on. I'm sure it's somewhat disturbing to think you could be standing on something potentially toxic and harmful, not to mention the additional risk to children or pets.
These synthetic fertilizers and chemicals may also do more harm than good to the soil itself. They could destroy the natural makeup of the soil along with its properties and nutrients that are crucial for plant as well as insect life. There are insects and other organisms that are very beneficial for plants.
Furthermore, synthetics may also contain substances that could affect our atmosphere. We're not just dealing with risks concerning elements directly affected by these chemicals, but also those that are indirectly affected such as air quality and water supply.
By going greener and more organic with your lawn care, we can preserve nature's recipe for that perfect balance and produce healthier and more worry-free lawns.
How to Attain Greener Organic Lawns
It's not really that hard to grow and maintain organic lawns. All it takes is a little patience and a step in the right direction; the rest will follow.
- Avoid the use of chemicals
- Check the soil's condition
- Water adequately
- Use organic fertilizers
- Cut grass to the appropriate height (approximately 3 1/2 to 4 inches)
- Aerate soil
- Hand-pull weeds if you can
Always remember that maintaining a lawn is not an overnight product. There may be some bumps and obstacles along the way, but with a little perseverance and patience you're on your way to producing a greener organic lawn.