Let’s face it, there is a lot of concern over chemicals used to treat lawns for weed control nowadays. And it is a valid concern with so much more being learned about the effects of any and all chemicals we use for any everyday use, including lawn care. We should all be concerned about the health of others and ourselves. This has led to the use of organic techniques for weed control and fertilizing. The question is whether or not it is possible to get perfect grass without chemicals.
The main reason organic lawn treatments to control weeds are not the norm is because chemicals work well if used properly. Chemical weed treatments have been used for decades so that method has momentum. And we all know how hard it is to change the momentum of an industry trend. Momentum is why new electric cars have not taken over the tried and true gas powered ones. Momentum keeps us eating fast food instead of healthy meals that take time to make and sit down for. Momentum is a powerful entity.
How to Get Perfect Grass
You’re not going to get perfect grass with organic fertilizer treatments unless you have unlimited time to devote to the cause. That is not to say it is not worth the effort. If you are concerned about the long term effects of lawn chemicals then it will be worth having a lawn that rates as a 9 instead of a 10. A perfect yard that was helped along with chemicals that you are wary of will not be something you are proud of at all. Whereas a lawn that is close to perfection and got there through more natural methods, will be much more pleasing to you.
Use a Liquid Fertilizer
There are companies that offer organic lawn care. These services are not as widely available as the standard fertilizer companies, so you will have to do some searching. But they are out there. They often use a liquid fertilizer that is made from leaves and water mixed together that gets broken down over time. It is a murky looking concoction, but it certainly is a good fertilizer option. The weed control is the harder part. Chemicals simply get to the weeds faster and get them gone in a hurry. The natural remedies for weeds in the turf just are not as fast acting or long lasting. That is the trade off between natural weed control and the old school methods that have been on the market forever.
Get Perfect Grass: DIY
If you can’t find an organic fertilizer company in your area, you have no choice, but to do it yourself. That is if you are determined to get a nice stand of green grass with no chemicals bought over the counter. Just remember that you have to devote time to the process. You won’t be able to spray some “organic tea” whenever you have a free moment. That won’t be good enough. You have to have a set schedule and routine. You also need to have some leaves available to mix with water in order to get the liquid fertilizer ready. If you have no trees then it is still easy to get some leaves. Unwanted leaves are everywhere in the fall of the year. People will be glad to have you remove them from their curbside or off their lawn. They will even pay you to do it! Good luck in your organic undertaking to get perfect grass.
Like Always, Happy Mowing!