Environmental Care

In our times, during which environmental pollution is at its peak, it is more important than ever that we monitor our actions and ensure that they are healthy for our planet. Believe it or not your yard and the way it’s treated could very well be environmentally hazardous. Planting and fertilization methods as well as the way waste material is disposed are a few topics to consider. Below we discuss and little about each one.

Seeding and Planting – When seeding, most people are used to simply scattering the seed and adding a whole lot of fertilizer to it. Unfortunately, this method is detrimental since such excessive amounts of fertilizer are washed into the surrounding ecosystem by rain water, resulting in horrible side effects. Our company suggests the method of aeration, which makes it easier for the seed to get to its destination and which also enables the fertilizer to get to the seed much faster. After using aeration, the seed is then “sliced” into the ground and the amounts of fertilizer used are much less. Our suggested process not only creates much less waste but it is also produces more favorable results in your yard.

cute little frogFertilization – The kind of fertilizer used is of course crucial for the environment. Some fertilizers are more soluble in water than others making it easier for them to be washed away by rain water. Such fertilizers are ammonium nitrate and urea and despite their lower cost and their effective results they should be avoided. A slow-releasing nitrogen- based fertilizer is what we recommend. The quantity of fertilizer used and the time of year during which it is applied is also important in terms of minimizing the amount of it being washed away. Applying in the autumn months, two or three times, is the best way to go about it.  

Dealing with waste – Our planet could definitely use a little cut back from all the waste materials we produce daily. For this reason we say: “Recycle!” Not just in your household but also in your yard. We can show you how to turn all yard’s waste, such as leaves, grass clippings and pruning waste into a resourceful compost pile. Your yard’s waste can turn into the next season’s fertilizing material when handled properly.

For more information on environmentally responsible methods call us (410) 266-8586.