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Fast Facts and Infor.

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Song Bird, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Song Bird

    Song Bird LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Is there any fast facts sheets out there for organic or all natural lawn care people to use.
    My husband and I are starting a lawn care service and want to offer all natural fertilizer, weed and pest control.
    We have booth been reading and reading both books, on line and this form.
    There is a lot of information out there.
    What I am looking for is what I would call a cheat sheet or fast facts sheet.
    Something that would list weeds found in lawns, what this indicates as far as what is wrong with the soil, what needs to be done, etc.
    Any other "fast facts" on all natural or organic would be great.
  2. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,911

    for a mountain we have learned fast,12 years now and counting,our organic program is 4 years old this month. as far as a cheat sheet goes..........there's nothing like time to season a person. some books are great at trouble shooting grass. but a better understanding of how it works is something that has no cheat in it. pay your dues and research all that you can... scratch that... learn all that you can and don't be afraid to ask.

    good luck and go get em!
  3. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,115

    Paul Tukey has a book called "The organic lawn care manual" it is made for howeowners but is a good reference book. Most of his knowledge is on cool season grasses but it does touch on some warm

    Also Jeff Lowenfels, "Teaming with microbes" explains why this works so simply

    This manual is priceless and is now free, used to be $20.00,
    http://www.organiclandcare.net/Files/NOFA Standards.pdf
  4. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,234

    Turfgrass management by Tungeon is not directed specifically at Organics but if you get the rest of the cultural practices right the Organics work better.
  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    It was a mistake I made 20 years ago.

    I was not clear on some issues about the reality of grass. I believed the 'opinions' of some books. Made a fool of myself as a result. Now I only offer what I can safely expect to work based on my personal experience and my own thought through opinion.

    Everyone has a different cheat sheet, anyway.

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