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Organic lawncare program

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by d.macpeak, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. d.macpeak

    d.macpeak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I am launching a new company in Jan of 2008 and I want to include a 5 service organic program. Anyone have a 5program form that has been effective with rates, product descriptions, and times for application. i.e. a brochure of services.
  2. Nathan Robinson

    Nathan Robinson LawnSite Senior Member
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    Messages: 317


    Can't post email addresses at the site...if you want, you can list your phone number, or ask for their's, and get in contact with one another that way.

    Michael J. Donovan
  3. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,341

    Before you can start any type of maintenance program, you have to know what you already have. Each and every lawn is different and going to require a different approach. The only way to know what you have or what you need is to do a soil test. Anybody that tells you that their product is all you need to make your lawn or your customers lawns perfect is the product they sell is out and out telling you a lie and making claims that they cant back up. Only by applying the proper materials your soils need, in the proper amounts, can you properly maintain your lawn. All organic sources of fertilizers, including compost, are only as good as the source that those materials where derived from. If your source of organic fertilizer is lacking in the nutrients your soil needs most, or contain nutrients in excess that your lawn doesnt need, then you are no better off that you would be if you just used chemical fertilizers. Just because the material is organic doesnt mean its good for your lawn.

    It is always better to develop your own programs instead of using a generic program given to you over the internet. The first step is a soil test. Once you have the results of the soil test in hand, you can then see what materials you will need to apply in order to balance your soil fertility needs and then start looking for the sources of those nutrients. You can then split application of those nutrients sources, and combine different sources, to fit the needs of the plants you are trying to grow. There are many good sources of organic materials available, but there isnt any single one size fitsall product that is going to work the same everywhere. This means you will probably have to use a combination of several different products to achieve the results you want to see.

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