Going 100% Organic? or Sub out herbicide

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Exact Rototilling, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    I truly believe in the organic approach for lawncare. I personally tolerate a few weeds [dandelions, clover a few others] and hand pull or dig out the obnoxious ones by hand. My lawn is loaded with night crawlers and I have no thatch to speak of. I personally use a slow release fertilizer typically a 18-10-10 or a 16-16-16 manufactured by a local plant and only lightly apply it 2 or 3 times a year with a hand crank broadcast spreader.

    So with that being said will I loose less money by:

    a) Subbing out all herbicide and pesticide applications. So I don't limit my client base.


    b) Only offer organic lawncare.

  2. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    From a business stand point, at least having a trusted sub that you could offer just in case. But, you can charge more for organic and perhaps make-up the difference.
  3. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    You should look up Ray Gore in Idaho if you want the to see organic land care in action. Great group
    Sustainable Growth, Inc.
    2116 N. 28th Street
    Boise, Idaho 83703
    1 (888) 922-GROW

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