sod

Sod – How To Lay Sod

There are two ways of growing grass for your lawn. The first way is to grow it from seed. This is done usually early Spring and/or early Fall. In my opinion re-seeding your lawn instead of laying sod is the best option. Because it is cheaper, and in the long term the grass grows better. Read more about Sod – How To Lay Sod[…]






Natural

Natural fertilizers | Types of Fertilizer

Natural fertilizer is not the same as traditional fertilizer. A fertilizer is a substance containing one or more recognized plant nutrients, that is used primarily to promote plant growth. According to NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association), natural organic fertilizers don’t require fossil fuels such as oil to make them. Organic fertilizers will add organic matter Read more about Natural fertilizers | Types of Fertilizer[…]






Garden

Organic Garden and Landscaping | Feed The Soil

In simple words, organic garden and landscaping is all about the soil. Chemically you can grow basically anything. However, you will need tremendous amounts of inputs in order to grow plants with chemicals. If you use the 5 step chemical program you will be feeding the plant. Chemical fertilizer is applied to the lawn or Read more about Organic Garden and Landscaping | Feed The Soil[…]






Vermicompost

Vermicompost | Vermicomposting

Several years ago I found out worm compost (vermicompost) was the best compost available to brew my compost tea. There is a specific type of worms that love to feed on food waste. They are called Red wigglers. These worms can eat their own weight in food in just a couple of weeks, so instead Read more about Vermicompost | Vermicomposting[…]






Blog Archives

Natural and Organic – Is It The Same?

For the past week, I’ve made an effort to eat only natural organic, and GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) free food. So far so good, but it is extremely difficult to avoid anything with sugar, corn and/or soy. In the past, I’ve been eating for the most part pretty healthy. Lots of good organic foods, but Read more about Natural and Organic – Is It The Same?[…]






Grubs

Grubs | Japanese Beetle

A chemical lawn is treated for grub control twice a year…For life! An organic lawn can be grub free in just one season! I’ve been maintaining properties organically for 10 years now. When I started I promised myself not to use any chemical fertilizer, and to treat each garden as it if was my own. Read more about Grubs | Japanese Beetle[…]






Compost

What is Compost | Organic Compost

Compost, loam and dirt. Home owners generally love their yards. Women tend to like their vegetable gardens and flower beds. Men, on the other hand love to mow their lawns. Why are we men so obsessed with lawns? I always hated lawn maintenance. Mowing is boring. It is an endless job. I am glad I Read more about What is Compost | Organic Compost[…]






How to make tea

How To Make Tea

Oh, You don’t drink it? In the next few minutes I will explain to you how to make tea. Aerated compost tea is a liquid extraction of beneficial organisms from good quality compost. It is made by adding compost with a microbial food source to water, and then adding oxygen for a period of time, Read more about How To Make Tea[…]






Snow

Does Snow Damage Lawns and Gardens?

This will be a winter season to remember with all the snow. We had over 100 inches of snow in just one┬ámonth. I haven’t had the change to really enjoy the snow, since I have either been plowing, shoveling, or sleeping to get ready for the next storm. ┬áBut what happens under the snow? The Read more about Does Snow Damage Lawns and Gardens?[…]






Lawn care

Lawn Care | From Chemical to Organic

Organic lawn care is not that complicated. The main thing you need to know, is to feed the soil. 15 years ago I did not have a clue how to maintain lawns. I din’t even know there were several types of grass that could grow well in the Northeast. My routine was to go to Read more about Lawn Care | From Chemical to Organic[…]






Organic Lawn

Organic Lawn | Simple Tips

Organic lawn care doesn’t have to be complicated. There are just a few things you should consider, before applying anything to your lawn. 1. Take a soil sample. Without a soil sample, how do you know how much product is needed? After a few years, most organic lawns will not require any type of fertilizer, Read more about Organic Lawn | Simple Tips[…]