Organic lawn care begins by building up the healthy soil microbial community. Just like rich vegetable garden soil, turf grass also performs exceptionally well in soil packed with nutrients and organic material. Needed nutrients are naturally present in our soils, but typically unavailable to turf grass because the soil is sterile and compacted. Organic lawn care practices reintroduce beneficial microbes like bacteria, protozoa, and fungi found in naturally healthy soil ecosystems.
They break down naturally occurring nutrients, making them available to turf grass.
They prevent nutrients from leaching through the soil.
They help restructure the soil, creating essential passageways that allow air and water to penetrate into the root zone.
With microbes doing the work, synthetic fertilizers and pesticide inputs are drastically reduced.
A thick, lush lawn, growing in healthy soil is much more resistant to weeds, pests, disease and drought.