Organic Lawns “A Primer”
Aside from wildlife, no subject causes more angst, concern and agitated discussions than plain old grass. Try to move that discussion to growing grass organically without any insecticides, synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides and get ready for a diatribe on why organics simply “can’t work”. Not only can they work but they work well. It takes a year, give or take, to build a strong organic lawn, but organics are less expensive, less water dependant and healthy for all creatures great and small.
“Why organics?” is, based on 30 years of experience, hard results, modern science and necessity. First, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides are serious toxins in our food and water supply. They are literally poisoning the earth on which we walk and the air we breathe! With Cancer up 1,000%, Asthma, Autism, ADD, ADHD and birth defects also significantly on the rise, it’s absolutely necessary to realize that “cides” are major contributors to these diseases. We must stop polluting our children, our pets, wildlife, our water and ourselves. The earth is a beautifully balanced water planet! Let’s read, talk, question, learn and adjust. Organics, the natural soil web, has supported us well for the last one million years; let’s try for the next million. The time is now.