Most homeowners and tree and turf care professionals have one thing in common: they want a lush green landscape that captivates their audience. From general curb appeal and luxurious backyards to sports fields and municipalities, landscapes have been a source of pride and income for decades – and the demand is only growing.
With focus increasing on the environment in recent years, people want to know how to achieve that picturesque appearance without harming the environment and human health. The answer is to successfully incorporate organic lawn care products into your landscaping business that nurture the environment, but it doesn’t happen overnight.
Here are three beginner products you can work in right now to start moving toward a more organic approach and end the spring season on a high note.
Branch Creek 10-0-2 Lawn Food with Crabgrass Prevention
Soil health and weather conditions can greatly impact the appearance of your landscape, which is why it is crucial to work with products that are resilient. Branch Creek 10-0-2 Lawn Food is a natural fertilizer with an EPA-exempt herbicide that prevents crabgrass and still allows you to seed! It will not only green-up your landscape quickly, but also help you build strong grass roots that improve overall performance all season long.
Since this product does not interfere with seeding, you now have the option of over seeding immediately and get a jump-start on a denser, healthier lawn!
Branch Creek Evolution Grass Seed
Evolution Grass Seed works in unison with your other landscaping products to promote a healthy seeding process by providing germination, protecting against insects, and driving weeds out. As the bedrock of Branch Creek’s Regenerative Turf System, Evolution actively restores your soil while laying the foundation for a sustainable future.
Evolution seed requires fewer chemical pesticides, fertilizers, and water. It contains 0% weed seed. Plus, with no starter fertilizer required you save time and money while seeding your landscape in a greener way!
Tip: Evolution Seed is most effective when used in tandem with 10-0-2 lawn food and weed prevention.
FIESTA Turf Weed Killer
Fiesta Turf Weed Killer eliminates a variety of broadleaf weeds, working down to the roots to deliver fast and visible results in the same day it’s applied. Since it is a post-emergent bio-herbicide, it can be incorporated into your current landscaping process to quickly address unwanted growth that arises – from moss and algae to lichens and liverworts.
To make the transition even smoother, Fiesta is effective in a wide range of temperatures, including cool weather. You also don’t need any special equipment to use it, which means you can start tackling those pesky weeds with your routine backpack sprayer or hand-held applicator.
Fiesta is a selective herbicide for the control of broadleaf weeds, moss, algae, and some fungal diseases in turf and garden beds. The EPA has determined Iron HEDTA to be in Toxicity Category IV (the lowest toxicity category) so these products have a CAUTION Signal Word. Consider using this more people and pet-friendly product to manage home lawns, sports field, golf course, park, and beyond.
Navigating the Way Forward
While going organic is commendable, it’s certainly not an all-or-nothing endeavor. The key is to find a happy medium between the products you’re currently using and the eco-friendly alternatives on the market, so your landscapes do not become too dependent on harsh chemicals. That being said, choosing to shop more consciously when you’re planning your next project outdoors is a major step in the right direction. Remember: everything is connected to everything else!
Tech Terra Environmental provides a variety of organic and other eco-friendly products at manufacturer prices to meet the needs of landscapers and lawn care providers ready to make this transition. Contact us today to help your business flourish in a healthier environment!
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