Organic Lawn Care

Thatch, clover, mushrooms, grubs, weeds, brown spots - what causes them and what should you do? We share details on common lawn issues, fertilization options, turf types, mowing techniques, and  overall lawn care, with a focus on organic options that are better for your health and the environment.

Clover in the Lawn – Good or Bad?

Ever wonder why clover seems to grow better in your lawn than the grass does? It's likely due to one of these 5 easily-corrected lawn care problems. But don't be too hasty - there are many reasons why you may want to just leave it right where it is!
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Mushrooms In The Lawn? Could Be A Fairy Ring

We have received several questions this summer about mushrooms growing in your lawns. If you've noticed any it's probably a fairy ring. But what causes these strange rings, and what can you do if you spot mushrooms in your own lawn?
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raking up thatch on a lawn

Dealing With Thatch Buildup in Lawns

Thatch is one of those turfgrass issues where a little is good for the lawn, but too much causes problems. A thin layer of thatch actually helps reduce wear and tear and can increase the life of your lawn. But when thatch is allowed to build up to more than ½-inch thick, it provides a…
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5 Simple Grass Mowing Practices for a Healthier Lawn

Simple mowing practices that can help your lawn be healthier, reduce weeds, lessen the need for fertilizer and develop deeper, more drought-resistant roots. Best of all, they don't cost you a dime!
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Importance of Spring Lawn Care for Central NJ & PA

Your lawn will be waking soon and begin drawing from the nutrients that it stored in its roots last fall. But there's a limit to how much your lawn can store - even in perfect conditions, it will need a boost in spring. And that's where your organic spring lawn care program comes in.
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tall fescue lawn

What’s the Best Lawn Grass for Central NJ and Eastern PA?

For all-round performance, we recommend tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) as the best lawn grass for homeowners in eastern Pennsylvania and central New Jersey. This cool-season lawn grass is quick to establish and easy to grow in our area, and no other lawn grasses for the region can compete with its adaptability and resilience.
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NJ Fertilizer Law – How It Applies To You

In 2011, New Jersey enacted a law that governs the application of phosphorus and nitrogen fertilizer in the state of New Jersey. This law applies to both homeowners and landscape contractors. Here are the details you need to know.
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What Is Organic Lawn Care & How Does It Work?

What does “organic” mean when it comes to lawn care? Is organic lawn care better than conventional/synthetic lawn fertilization, weed control, and pest management? What does it really take to “do organic” properly? And why does it cost more? In this article, we answer those questions about organic lawn service and more.
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The Problem With Lawns in New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania

Beautiful, lush green lawns - what could be wrong with that? Learn why we have lawns, the problems with lawns and the reasons for those problems. How do you avoid the issues? Keep reading ...
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Japanese beetles

Organic Control of Japanese Beetles & White Grubs in Your NJ Landscape

Do the leaves on your shrubs and trees look like lace? If so, they’ve probably been attacked by Japanese beetles. Are brown patches appearing in your lawn? It could be grubs - the immature form of Japanese beetles. Learn how to control both to minimize the damage safely, effectively and organically.
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Begin Your Organic Lawn Care Around Labor Day

Late summer into early fall is the perfect time to grow grass. With the cooler nights and shorter days, weed growth is beginning to slow, which provides less competition for grass. Use the proper cultural practices and the three simple steps described here to build a lush, safe, chemical-free lawn.
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dandelion - control weeds organically

Control Lawn Weeds Organically

Lawn weeds are indicators of soil conditions, nutrient problems, and poor cultural practices. If you look closely, there are likely many different species of weeds that are now actively growing in your lawn, each telling you something specific/different. Here are some of the key things to look for and address.
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