Anyone will tell you that a lush, green landscape is the goal of proper lawn care. But did you know you can go green and, well, ‘go green?’ Organic lawn care habits are steadily rising, and many experts suggest that implementing green lawn care techniques is the bold and healthy choice for both your family and your turf. By reducing the amount of chemicals in your yard, you can cultivate Atlanta sod at home that’s as friendly to the environment as it is to your family.
Green landscape maintenance, or ‘greenscaping,’ caters to the natural growing patterns of an established yard. Greenscapers limit the weeds, pests, and drought problems in their yard through an organic assessment of what their Georgia turfgrass needs. Limiting pesticides, herbicides, and chemical-heavy mulches and fertilizers promote the long-term health of not only your lawn, but also the environment around you. Some chemical agents are linked to the deterioration of human health, pet illness, and a decline in the wildlife population. By choosing organic methods before defaulting to chemical solutions, you can reduce the risk of disease in and around your home.
Greenscaping your yard can start with simple recycling. Instead of bagging and trashing your grass clippings, leave them in your yard as natural fertilizer. If you keep your mower blades sharp and choose a higher clip setting, the cut blades will sink beneath the other stalks of grass, disappearing from sight and promoting root health by providing nitrogen to your turf. Composting your kitchen waste is another easy method of creating organic, nutrient-rich fertilizer. Using compost fertilizer reduces your home trash and revitalizes your soil. By encouraging a thick, healthy lawn, you can limit your weed infestation; they simply won’t have a place to grow.
Curious about other green care techniques for your Atlanta turf? Call NG Turf and check back with our blog for organic lawn maintenance tips.