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Applications: Homeowners: Turf & Lawn

Everyone wants the greenest yard in town. How about the healthiest, safest and greenest. Drought, heat and cold tolerant, no thatch, or aerating. We would recommend using a combination of our Bradfield Organics® Luscious Lawn & Garden™ 3-1-5 and our Bradfield Organics® Luscious Lawn Corn Gluten 9-0-0 for the first three years. After three years, only the 3-1-5 is need to maintain your 5-star yard. Apply the Bradfield Organics® Luscious Lawn & Garden™ 3-1-5, 3 times per season. First spring application; apply 20# per 1000# sq ft, 10# per 1000 sq ft at the beginning of summer and again beginning of fall. Optional 4th application in late fall is always good during the first 3 year building process. The Bradfield Organics® Luscious Lawn Corn Gluten 9-0-0 should go down mid spring, when ground temps are passing through 50 degrees F at a rate of 20# per 1000 sq ft. Apply again in September or October. Best about 60 days prior to your average first frost date.

 

Top Natural Lawn Tips


Why have a natural lawn?

  • Personal pride and satisfaction

  • Environmentally friendly and “eco-responsible”

  • Safe for kids, pets, birds, butterflies…everyone

  • A beautiful lawn

  1. Soils Are Alive:  Dirt is dead, but soils are alive with hard-working beneficial microbes.  Treat your soil with respect and avoid things that are harmful to living creatures.
  2. Proper Food:  Bradfield fertilizers and compost work together to help feed and multiply the key microorganisms that live in the soil.  More frequent applications speed the process of building the soil ecosystem and enhance the performance of your lawn.  Over time, smaller applications will provide big results.
  3. Proper Watering:  It is important to water in the morning for maximum efficiency and minimal evaporative waste.  Also, water deeply and infrequently, to train the roots to go down to get water.  This means less water overall, and deep grass roots help reduce weeds and maintain plant health and vigor.
  4. The Correct Grass:  Choose grasses that are less demanding and more resilient, for example, perennial ryegrass, fescue, paspalum and centipede grass.  Ask your local garden center professional which varieties are the best for your region.
  5. Mowing:  Natural lawns recycle nutrients.  Grass clippings can provide as much as one-half of your fertilizer needs.  Be sure to keep mower blades sharp.  Most lawns should be cut 2.5 inches, or higher to prevent excessive moisture loss and soil heating.  Bermuda grass and paspalum are the exception.
  6. Listen to the Messengers - Weeds and Insects:  Weeds appear where soils are not ideal for grass.  Feed the soil with organic nutrients and the grass will thrive over the weeds.  Insects appear naturally as part of the “soil food web.”  Do not rush to judge them harmful.  Remember, insects eat the weak and stressed.  A healthy soil means healthy plants, and fewer detrimental insects to worry about.  Frankly, the ladybugs, bees, and butterflies are what we want. 
  7. Overseed, or Let Areas Go to Seed:  Grass plants get old, and need to be replaced.  Since lawns are mowed regularly, they are not allowed to reproduce.  Either overseed in the spring or fall, or let areas go to seed and reseed, naturally.
  8. Soil Tests:  Always a good idea, but use a lab that understands organics.  See recommended sites at www.bradfieldorganics.com.  

 

 

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