Eco-Friendly, Environmentally Friendly Lawns
Today more homeowners are looking for options that keep their lawns looking healthy and beautiful while minimizing the impact on the environment. There is much confusion and misinformation surrounding the use of the term “eco-friendly” lawn care. Since there are no standard regulations, many lawn care companies use the term “eco-friendly” and “environmentally friendly” as a way to promote themselves rather than taking any steps towards changing their old practices.
Today being “truly” eco-friendly means that the products used, and the way those products are used, keep both environmental and human safety in mind. Any product used, at a minimum, should be non-toxic to humans or animals. Other eco-friendly attributes include the use of sustainably grown or raised ingredients, produced in ways that do not deplete the ecosystem. Organic ingredients or materials are grown without toxic pesticides or herbicides. Biodegradable products break down through natural decomposition, which is less taxing on landfills and the ecosystem as a whole.
Two ways to accomplish that are by using lawn fertilizers that are high in slow-release nitrogen and using new no-phosphorus fertilizers. Both are aimed at giving lawns only the nutrients they need as they need them, thereby reducing excesses that can run off the property and harm streams and waterways.
The professionals at Moyer understand that keeping a lawn green and healthy and making it safe for generations now and in the years ahead is an essential part of their job. Moyer provides frequent testing of the soil and is judicious in dispersing fertilizers on an “as needed” basis. This practice keeps run off to a minimum.
Moyer provides a 7 step program that addresses specific needs of a homeowner such as the combatting of lawn diseases. Their programs include aeration and regular lime applications that reduce the acidity of the soil and provide a safe and noncaustic solution to keeping your lawn healthy. Frequent testing of the soil will help determine when lime is needed, and even application can help assure that the lime is fully absorbed into the lawn.
Contact us to find out more information or to set up a free consultation with a Moyer expert to discuss eco-friendly options.