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 Post subject: Chemical vs Organic
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:14 am 
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I have always fought for organic uses and it was never easy (for me) to explain why I thought organic was best. I got into many arguments over benefeits of either. So today while looking for different things on the internet I found the following right here in Dallas. I don't know if they are in business or not, Lawnsusa.com.

Organic Lawn Care VS. the Chemical Approach


CHEMICAL APPROACH
Mow low and often.
Catch grass clippings.
High analysis fertilizers 4-5 times per year.
High nitrogen fertilizers.
Synthetic fertilizer -- no organic matter, fillers.
Fertilizer based on plant needs.
Fertilizers have few or no trace minerals.
Attempt to control nature.
Treat symptoms (insects, diseases).
Use chemical pesticides at first sign of pests.
Poisons used on a calendar basis as preventatives.
Discourage the use of beneficial insects.
Use only university-tested products.
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ORGANIC APPROACH .
Mow higher and less often.
Leave clippings on the ground.
Low analysis fertilizer 2-3 times per year.
Low nitrogen fertilizers.
100% organic fertilizer -- no fillers.
Fertilizer based on soil needs.
Fertilizers loaded with trace minerals.
Attempt to work within nature's system.
Treat soil and cultural problems.
Use natural pesticides, but only as last resort.
Prevention through soil improvement and foliar fertilizers.
Use beneficial insects as a major tool.
Use food products, teas, and homemade mixtures where appropriate

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Going organic is the way to go.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:12 pm 
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Even the chemical lawn companies have warmed up to the idea of leaving the clippings on the lawn, at least ChemLawn recommended that when I used them a few years ago.

They did however recommend that I water twice a week for a short period (15min I think). I didn't know much at the time, but even I knew that was just plain wrong.


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