Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Excited About Organic Lawn Care on Woofing Wednesday

These dogs don't look too excited, do they? No, they are exhausted from playing outside while we prepared a spot for composting. With a compost pile, we will reduce our contributions to the landfill by about 75%, I estimate. Better yet, I'll get the benefit of rich, organic compost being created by the pile. This compost can be used to fertilize all my plants. I'll talk more about composting later. Here is the real news:

We have a new plan in place for organic lawn care, thanks largely to our local provider, Jolly Green Planet. Vicki and Becca spent more than an hour with me, teaching me some of the basics of composting and explaining how we can take care of my lawn without poisoning my dogs or the Earth. This has been one of my goals, so I am excited to be finally getting started with it. Jolly Green Planet will be taking care of my whole yard with organic fertilizer, fungus and pest control, pre-emergent weed treatments, and flea control--grass and plants--for less than I was paying for chemical treatments that are harmful to both the Earth and living things. What's not to be excited about that?!

Since Jolly Green Planet is still a local company and not available to serve you all, I'd like to give you some information on organic lawn care products that you can use yourself. Of course, you can Google organic lawn care in your local area and see what you find. This is how I found Jolly Green Planet. Here are a couple of places to get you started:

Planet Natural

Safer Pest Control Project

Extremely Green

Let me hear from all you gardeners out there. I'd love to know what you think or hear about your experiences with these products and methods. Hit that COMMENT link below and give me some input. Thanks!

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