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Old 02-11-2014, 08:30 PM
B16bri B16bri is offline
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organic vs non organic

Hey guys Ide like to see what you put down on your customers lawns. How many of you use strictly Chemical (non organic) ? How many people use strictly organic ? And how many people use a hybrid approach of both and why have you chosen this plan ?
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:31 PM
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Conventional, synthetic organic, natural organic. Sorry folks, but the plant doesn't care, and the fact is -- all of the above contain carbon which means they are ALL "organic".
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:17 AM
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Nitrates in soil promote weeds.
Lack of available calcium in soil promotes deep rooted weeds like dandelions.
Compacted soil promotes clover.

Weeds are not the problem. Your soil is.
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:17 PM
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The question is not necessarily as much organic or non organic as much as whether the fertilizer / pesticide used is chemical or not. When chemical fertilizers are used intensively the microbiology of the land is adversely affected and the land becomes infertile. 85% of most phosphorous fertilizers are wasted in commercial farming due to lack of microbiology in the soil...
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:21 PM
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I agree with dKoester. Lawn care is about feeding the natural processes already at work in the soil. The only chemicals that can be found in our program is Fiesta which to be honest is only to help the customer feel a bit better in the moment because as many of you know, Fiesta is not effective as a long term control strategy.. We feed exclusively with meals and compost top dressing at just the right time. Our lawns are very happy and so are we. I would be even happier if the meals were GMO free but that's the world we live in at the moment.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:47 PM
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We generally only use grow power if needed and our standby is compost tea. Weeds in lawns are hand pick.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:33 PM
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Weeds in the lawn that is acceptable to the customer is not a successful organic lawn.
1 time rescue treatments with synthetic pesticides is not a successful organic lawn.

apply all the soil corrections and get the microbial activity to whatever level you want. Weeds including dandelions are gonna grow in your lawn if you don't control them with pesticides.

If you ignore a lawn or you just fertilize the lawn, it will look better if you do something as opposed to nothing.

No Till GMO technology is the true outperformer. Sorry to break a few hearts.
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