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Natural Lawn Care Company

Natural Lawn Care Company

It is said that spring moves up the East Coast at the rate
of 15 miles a day. With it come the songbirds and geese,
blooming fruit trees, the smell of warming earth, and plans
for summer gardens. Unfortunately, neighborhoods also turn
toxic from lawn care companies indiscriminately applying
herbicides and pesticides, and ground water is contaminated
with nitrates from synthetic fertilizers.

In a major breakthrough for the environment and the lawn care
industry, pioneer NaturaLawn of America is providing natural,
organic-based lawn care alternatives. The services are available
in much of the country; there are 53 operating franchises
throughout the United States, in 23 states. The company’s
service is based on a natural organic-based fertilization
program used in conjunction with a specially designed
Integrated Pest Management program (IPM). NaturaLawn(r) of
America’s IPM system has reduced weed and insect control
usage on lawns by over 80 percent compared to traditional
chemical lawn care.

NaturaLawn(r) of America custom blends their product line to
the geographic area, and on a per customer basis. They offer
two different programs. IPM is always used, but they also work
with those who are chemically sensitive and can’t have any
herbicides used on their land at all.

Dandelions and other weeds are much harder to control once
they have emerged. The rule of thumb is that as soon as the
forsythia is blooming it is time to begin natural weed
control. We are a bit late for that now, but at least we
can try to convince local lawn care companies to go natural
for next year, and choose to live with and enjoy our
dandelions for now.

For additional information, e-mail NaturaLawn of America
at: natural@nl-amer.com, or visit their website at

http://www.nl-amer.com.

Read more: Nature, Lawns & Gardens

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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4:21PM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

wonder if there are a lot more companies like this now.

7:51AM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

4:09PM PST on Jan 31, 2012

Thanks for the article.

12:54PM PDT on Jul 30, 2011

Coal Tar is used to seal parking lots throughout our country. It causes PAH's to kill streams, lakes and our oceans. There is a product out there that is eco-friendly, water based, long lasting and a beautiful sealant. Contact Kelly's Pavement Maintenance to learn more. Write to: sealadealneilk@hotmail.com he has over 35 years experience with parking lot maintenance and sealing.

4:42AM PST on Jan 26, 2011

Thanks for the article.

2:27PM PST on Dec 24, 2010

Thanks.

11:19AM PST on Dec 8, 2010

Thanks for the info. Very helpful! We need more of this.

6:41PM PDT on Aug 4, 2010

Reducing lawn size is also a helpful step in curbing high levels of water usage, particularly when portions are replaced with drought tolerant plants. Choice of grass variety is also a factor that influences need for water and fertilizer and resistance to diseases and pests.

12:30AM PST on Feb 17, 2010

thanks

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