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Fall Clean Ups: Leave Your Leaves or Rake Them to the Curb?

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Just in time for Fall clean ups, there’s a story making the rounds in the media that seems to say less yard work is best. According to some interpretations, during fall clean ups raking leaf debris ‘has been declared overrated, harmful, and all-around terrible by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).’ (Yahoo! News, November 10th) Not so […]

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Don’t Be Fooled By “Green Washing”: 5 Questions to Help Find An Honestly Organic Lawn Care Company

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Homeowners are increasingly demanding safe alternatives to toxic chemical lawn fertilization. Which means more landscapers are offering organic lawn care programs. Unfortunately, more companies are also claiming to offer organic lawn care programs. But are these programs truly organic lawn care or are they just so-called “green washing”? Green washing is when a company spends […]

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Control Crabgrass Organically with These Simple Tips

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Late summer in the Midwest means crabgrass. Some summers are worse than others for this hot-weather nuisance grass. And this summer has proven to be a good one for crabgrass, meaning a bad one for lawns. Fortunately, an organic approach to control crabgrass can work over time to reduce its presence. In order to control […]

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Stop Poisoning Your Dog!

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Study Links Toxic Lawn Chemicals to Canine Cancer:  You may be choosing the look of your lawn over the health of your dog. A recent comprehensive study shows that Americans are poisoning their pets by applying commonly used synthetic lawn care products such as toxic herbicides and chemical fertilizers that cause canine cancer. “A lot […]

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Got Weeds? Don’t Touch That RoundUp!

Weeds? Non-toxic weed control

Weeds are one of the more vexing aspects of every lawn care program. What they are and why they are in a lawn are the keys to how to prevent them. Weeds thrive on weak, stressed turf and compacted, unhealthy soil. Eliminate those conditions and grass will win over weeds. Weeds are natural indicators, meaning […]

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Green Wise or Green Wash? Top Five Q & A’s to Help Select a Truly Green, Non-Toxic & Organic Lawn Care Company

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Homeowners are increasingly demanding safe alternatives to toxic chemical lawn fertilization and more companies are claiming to offer organic lawn care programs. But are these program truly organic or are they just so-called “green washing”? Greenwashing is when a company spends more time and money claiming to be “green” through advertising and marketing than actually […]

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Top 5 Most Popular Lawn Care Practices… and Why You Should STOP THEM IMMEDIATELY!

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Just because something is popular doesn’t mean it’s smart. We’re right to be skeptical when someone’s only reason for doing something a certain way is “that’s the way we’ve ALWAYS done it.” Doctors no longer prescribe applying leeches and beauty products & house paints no longer contain lead – both of which used to be […]

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Make a Resolution in 2013 to “Take the Better Gardener Pledge”

We came across the following article in The Big Blog of Gardening, one of our favorite and most useful blogs about “organic gardening and organic lawn care tips. Delicious vegetables, a green lawn and beautiful flowers without chemicals.”. After reading the entry, we had a “we couldn’t have said it better ourselves” moment, so we’re […]

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