Grub damage and control with nematodes

Grub | Grub Damage

Why is it that organic lawns generally don’t have grub damage in the Spring and Fall? Every season lawn care providers apply pesticides to kill grubs. They do it at least twice a year. One time in the Spring, and again in the Fall. Grubs can do a great deal of damage to our lawn.  In Read more about Grub | Grub Damage[…]






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[…]






Lawn treatment and fertilizer

Lawn Treatment And Fertilizer

One of the things I teach in my classes, is that each lawn is different. Each property requires a different lawn treatment and fertilizer application. If you have been using chemicals to treat your lawn, you can’t expect to have an organic lawn in just one season. Unfortunately, chemical companies have the advantage to sell Read more about Lawn Treatment And Fertilizer[…]






Glyphosate Europe

What’s Today In The News? | Glyphosate Europe

What’s today in the news? One the most searched topics is Glyphosate Europe. And for a good reason. Next month, Glyphosate will be allowed to be sold in the EU for an additional 18 months. For the past month, Monsanto’s Glyphosate was denied twice for re-licensing. Today, just hours before the deadline, it was temporally Read more about What’s Today In The News? | Glyphosate Europe[…]






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[…]






Pesticides

Our Children | Brain Development and Pesticides

For a long time chemical companies assured us, their products and pesticides were safe. Monsanto advertised as recent as 1996 that “Roundup was safer than table salt”. NY Attorney General sued Monsanto, and won. Citing that Monsanto did false advertising regarding Roundup’s toxicity. Those same companies that claimed, (and still claim) their products are safe, are Read more about Our Children | Brain Development and Pesticides[…]






Inert Ingredients

Inert Ingredients.

When you buy a chemical product from your local store such as a chemical herbicide, fungicide or pesticide, does Inert ingredients mean a chemical product is safe? What are Inert ingredients? In pesticides and herbicides are those ingredients that are not intended to affect a target pest. They are added to enhance some ingredients. For example, Read more about Inert Ingredients.[…]






Organic Lawn Care

Organic Lawn Care | It Works

The main difference between an organic lawn care, and a chemical lawn, is that, organically you feed the soil. Chemically you feed the plant. Another difference is chemically lawns are not safe because of the products used to keep them green. On average, an organic lawn will not need to be fertilized after 5 years. Read more about Organic Lawn Care | It Works[…]






Atrazine

Fertilizer, Weed and Feed, and 2-4D

Fertilizer, Weed and Feed, and 2-4D? What is it? Probably you have never heard anything about 2-4D, but you have most likely used it many times on your garden. A couple of days ago while working on a property, I saw a neighbor spraying something into the sidewalk to kill weeds.  I can now, (after Read more about Fertilizer, Weed and Feed, and 2-4D[…]






Monsanto Roundup

Monsanto Roundup and GMOs are not safe

French Prof. Gilles-Eric Séralini, did a research study about organ damage when using Monsanto Roundup ready seeds and GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Prof. Séralini is the leader of the research team from the Committee of Independent Research, the Information on Genetic Engineering (CRIIGEN), and the Universities of Caen and Rouen. His conclusion appear in the International Journal Read more about Monsanto Roundup and GMOs are not safe[…]






Going Green. Back Yard Garden

Garden Going Green. Back Yard Garden

Green Garden. That is what most people are trying to find. There is so much information regarding how to maintain, and what products to use on your property, but it is extremely difficult to find a good source of information that can explain with a few words what products are really needed for your plants, Read more about Garden Going Green. Back Yard Garden[…]






Chemical or organic gardening?

Chemical or Organic Garden?

Chemical or organic garden? There is a big difference between them! When using chemicals like petroleum based products, you are feeding the plant. It is like being on steroids. Once you stop using chemicals the whole system collapses. Chemicals feed the plant. That’s why you need the so called 5 step water soluble fertilizer program. Read more about Chemical or Organic Garden?[…]






quick fix or problem solving?

Quick fix chemical or problem solving?

Chemical problem solving, or just a quick fix? That is the main difference with organic and chemical maintenance. Here are some ideas for you to solve problems and not doing just a quick fix on you garden. May is a good time to do some reseeding. There are several reasons why we should re-seed during the month Read more about Quick fix chemical or problem solving?[…]






Class Action Lawsuit against Monsanto's Roundup

Class Action Lawsuit against Monsanto’s Roundup

Class Action Lawsuit against Monsanto’s Roundup is finally here. Roundup is everywhere.  It is being used on a daily basis by homeowners, land care providers and also by many farmers. This is a weed killer that is being used to spray weeds in private residencies to kill weeds like dandelions , in municipalities to have a perfect Read more about Class Action Lawsuit against Monsanto’s Roundup[…]






Roundup

Roundup causing Autism?

Stephanie Seneff, PhD,a senior research scientist from MIT, believes there is a correlation between Glyphosate (Roundup), and Autism. According to her studies, there is a link between the rising rates of autism, and the persistent use of Round-up. According to Dr Seneff, by the year 2025, one in two children will be autistic. You can Read more about Roundup causing Autism?[…]






Organic Landscaping

Organic Landscaping |And Being Truly Organic.

Not because your landscaper uses organic fertilizer doesn’t mean he or she is truly organic. Does it really make any difference to use organic products, when everybody else is using chemicals to kills weeds and pests? What is organic landscaping? What is the difference between an organic gardener and landscaper, and a conventional landscaper? The Read more about Organic Landscaping |And Being Truly Organic.[…]






Daisy

What Is A Weed?

What is a weed? A weed is a plant that is growing where it is not wanted. Is a misplaced plant. A weed is a messenger. It is telling us something about the soil. And, what do we do with the messengers? Pesticide is never going to solve the problem. Once the weed is dead Read more about What Is A Weed?[…]






Organic gardener

I’m The “Weird” Organic Gardener

  I officially started my organic business in September 2004, and I was known as the weird organic gardener. Back then, I could only find a couple of organic products in just a few local nurseries. I started using Neptune’s Harvest seaweed fertilizer. I bought it in big drums, because I could not find anything Read more about I’m The “Weird” Organic Gardener[…]






Atrazine

Avoid Atrazine | Weed and Feed Fertilizer

Are you using the 5 step program to fertilize your lawn? Are you using Atrazine? It is Fall. And it is the time of the year when many homeowners and landscapers are applying the last round of chemical fertilizer. We have had a very cold, and dry summer. Many lawns were dormant because of the Read more about Avoid Atrazine | Weed and Feed Fertilizer[…]