Lawn Care Sustainability
Traditional turf lawns are the norm even in the arid, desert climate of Utah. Such lawns are not sustainable in practice. Maintaining a traditional lawn puts a significant amount of stress on the grass and creates a dependence on constant watering, fertilizer, and pesticide use. Reducing the amount of fertilizer and pesticides we apply, though it might seem contradictory, actually, improves soil and plant health.
Quick and Easy Lawn Tips
During this year’s growing season we will be posting tips and tricks on when and how to prep your lawn and garden without the harmful use of pesticides and fertilizers. Follow us on social media to stay in the loop.
- Improve your soil’s health to help facilitate healthy lawns and reduce weed growth.
- Add ¼ inch compost in early Spring and early Fall
- Mix liquid molasses with water and apply them to grass. This feeds the healthy microbes in your soil, which makes your turf and plants healthier.
- Fertilize naturally by leaving grass clippings on the lawn and mulching with leaves
- Aerate your lawn to avoid compaction.
- Mow lawn to about 3-4 inches high.
- Don’t overwater your lawn and avoid watering during the heat of the day.
- Give your lawn 1 inch of water a week in May and September and 1.5 inches a week in the summer.
- Incorporate native plants into your landscape.
- Native plants are adapted to local conditions and aren’t easily out-competed by unwanted plants.
- Use natural pesticides. Neem oil or peppermint oil are great alternatives to chemical pesticides.
- Declutter yard and home to discourage pests.
- Remove standing water & open food sources.