What Does “Organic” Mean for Lawn Care

If you polled a group of 50 random people about what comes to mind when they hear the word “organic” you’d probably get 20 different answers, i.e: healthy, expensive, natural, a political position/social movement, and so on. 

For us, “organic” is not a political stance or social movement. We believe it means providing an eco-friendly, premium service that yields better results than traditional programs (and believe us, we also custom-make and source premium products for our traditional program). Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable landscape, starting here in our own backyards. In this blog, we want to explain what “organic” means for lawn care at Yard Guard.

When developing our Blended Organic program, we looked to local farmers who have been doing this for years. To increase the organic material in their soil, they add manure, composted food waste, and byproducts like feather meal and bone meal. This results in increased crop production, more nutrient-dense products, and improved soil structure that retains water and reduces compaction. All farmers, whether organic or not, realize the benefits of adding organic material to their soil.

So our belief behind “organic” is that we want to do just that: add organic material to a living environment that needs these nutrients to grow and thrive in a harsh climate. Much like why it’s important for us as humans to eat our daily dose of vitamins and minerals via nutrient rich foods. Think of the soil as our bodies. Our hair, skin and nails are a byproduct of how healthy our internal system is, healthy grass is a byproduct of healthy soil. You may supplement with a vitamin or two, but we aren’t fully reliant on synthesized products to get our nutrition. 

What are we putting down?
Our Organic Fertilizer Blend includes: 

  • Kelp
  • Molasses
  • Composted Food Waste
  • Humic Acid
  • Folic Acid
  • Peat Moss
  • Feather Meal
  • Meat Meal
  • Blood Meal
  • Worm castings

We don’t yet offer a FULLY organic lawn care program at Yard Guard. We are currently testing different organic products, but so far, we haven’t found an organic weed control that we can stand behind. Our goal with Blended Organic is to build fertilizers that have as much organic material as possible while keeping weed control to a minimum.  Our clients ask for help with their weeds, but most of them would like to reduce the use of synthetic products at their homes which is why we created the Blended Organic Program to bridge the gap. 

We’re excited to continuously improve this program to meet the needs of our customers and to adhere to our Mission. If you’re already on the Blended Organic program, thank you and tell your friends! If you’re looking for a new lawn care company or are on our Traditional Program and haven’t made the switch, give us a call and we’d love to talk to you about your options!

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