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 […]
Today is the last day of summer. Don’t shoot the messenger, but like it or not Snow Removal season is fast approaching. This week’s blog is the first in a series of useful articles, ‘best of’ tips, and product recommendation articles designed to help you get ready for what The Old Farmer says should be […]
Summer may be winding down, but mosquitoes are still in full force. Fighting biting insects doesn’t have to involve harmful toxic chemical pesticides. In fact, homeowners can control mosquitoes safely and effectively using natural, integrated pest-management techniques. Mosquito-borne diseases are among the world’s leading causes of illness and death today. But the dangers posed by […]
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 […]
Storm-proof your property with a few simple landscaping additions to mitigate damaging soil erosion, manage storm-water runoff before the next deluge hits.
Greenwise offers expert watering guidelines to keep lawns & gardens healthy during the hot, dry days of summer, without wasting water.
Smart watering guidelines usually offer advice on how often and when to water your lawn and garden in order to keep things green while being eco-friendly. While this advice is important, using water smart landscape design, you can further lighten your footprint and conserve water before you even turn on your garden hose.
When residential lawn mowers first came about, they were designed to cleanly cut your lawn into grass clippings that, left on the turf, returned the naturally occurring nutrients back into your lawn. Then self-bagging lawn mowers were invented, and people were told to bag their grass clippings. So— Should you bag your grass clippings or […]
“Do not use a cannon to kill a mosquito.” —Confucius The zika virus is headline news these days and has many folks understandably concerned about deadly diseases spread by the mosquito. While it’s true that mosquito-borne diseases are among the world’s leading causes of illness and death today, the dangers posed by the insects must […]
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 […]