Our Environmentally Friendly Lawn Care Program
Our lawn care program has been developed over about 20 years. How is our program better for the environment and your lawn? We never broadcast spray an entire lawn with herbicide or any other chemical spray. We spot spray only. Broadcast sprays put down large amounts of chemicals that are harmful to many soil organisms, from earthworms to nematodes to micro-anthropods. These soil organisms help to naturally aerate the soil, break down organic matter, release nutrients to the plants, increase soil quality, naturally fertilize the soil with their excrement and shedding, increase water holding capacity, and many other beneficial properties. Using a “weed and feed” fertilizer or spraying an entire lawn area with herbicide will kill most if not all these very beneficial soil organism which are critical for plant health.
Our lawn fertilizer is locally made in a livestock feed facility certified by the FDA. It was developed by an agronomist (soil expert) and tested by Colorado State University. It is the only lawn fertilizer that contains available, non-staining iron which is critical for a deep green color of grass, especially in mid-summer. Other fertilizers that do not have iron, or their iron is not available to plants, rely on nitrogen to green up the grass in the heat of the summer, high nitrogen pushes excess growth and creates high stress.
We also use wetting agents to increase water absorption, retention, and infiltration into and within the root zone.
Questions? We are your local horticulture experts! Ask us about:
- Local/Organic Fertilizer
- Environmentally Conscious Lawn Care
- Weed Control
- Wetting Agent
- Lawn Maintenance
- Organic Yard Care
- Lawn Insects
- Lawn Disease
If you hail from a humid climate, you may not be aware of the need to aerate your lawn. Aeration allows air, moisture, and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass. In Colorado’s dry climate, this is especially important.
The Natural Way, Inc. uses a plug aerating machine to remove a core or plug (rather than simply a puncture) of grass from your lawn. This is one of the easiest, eco-friendly things you can do to keep your lawn healthy. Please call us to schedule a time to aerate your lawn today!