Organic Lawns

          Being an organic gardener is not really that big a deal when all is said and done.  What is harder is changing our old habits and taking the time to learn the steps to go organic.  Here is my basic 10-step program to becoming an organic gardener.    Step #1 – Stop using […]

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#Follow Friday – A Chemical Reaction

by Risa Edelstein on February 26, 2010

in Organic Lawns

Paul Tukey is out to change the world – the lawn care world that is.  Since 2006, he has been relentless in his pursuit to help eliminate the use of pesticides and herbicides from lawn care and I believe he is making inroads.  I read his daily posts at SafeLawns and this year he released […]

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I don’t expect you to become soil scientists but hear me out.  Your soil is the most important element in your landscape and is the key to a healthy, organic garden.  To determine what the current condition is of your soil, you’ll need a professional soil test.  This will tell you what, if anything, you […]

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My Organic Lawn & How It All Began

by Risa Edelstein on March 13, 2008

in Organic Lawns

Lawns and lawn management are increasingly coming under attack and rightfully so.  They are one of the most unsustainable elements in our landscape in that they need ongoing maintenance, they harm the environment when pesticides and fertilizers are applied and they don’t even make us say "wow" when we see them – like a beautiful […]

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Feed the Soil

by Risa Edelstein on January 28, 2008

in Organic Gardening,Organic Lawns,Sustainable Landscaping

Traditional guidelines for garden and lawn care teaches us to feed plants. Of course that is what we need to do but first we need to feed the soil. This is the way nature does it and it works. Let’s begin by understanding some basics. Most of the products out there that are fertilizers are […]

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