Have you ever wondered why organic lawn care is talked about so much at garden centers and lawn care product stores for a hot summer? Or have you wondered why you would want to use organic fertilizer instead of the standard man-made fertilizer?

I wondered that for many years as well, until I started researching the benefits of organic lawn care. Now that I have done my own research and have talked to many different people in lawn care in Myrtle Beach, I will always use organic products on my lawn. And I will do so not only because it is better for the environment, but because in the long-run it is much better for my lawn and will make it so I actually don’t have to do as much yard work.

Many people think that if they pay someone yearly to spread fertilizer and weed killer on their yard that their yard should look great. However, if they do not pay attention to the quality of their soil then they will never have the yard they dream about, and the grass will be greener on the other side.

The soil is the base that is in your lawn and developing good soil could very well be the most import aspect of a good lawn care system. This is because the roots are the most important part of your grass. If you do not have healthy roots, then you will not have healthy grass; and, if you do not have healthy soil, then you will not have healthy roots.

Cultivating and developing healthy soil can be a difficult process, but it can be accomplished if you work at it over time. Even though you will have to work hard to develop healthy soil, you won’t have to work as hard after you get there. Good watering habits, good mowing techniques, and good organic lawn care products will help you greatly in both developing your soil and then maintaining your soil afterward.

Good watering habits and good mowing techniques are what I call obvious factors in a good lawn care program in Myrtle Beach, everyone understands that you need to water and mow your lawn properly in order to have a healthy lawn. However, many people do not understand why using organic products on your lawn is much better than using man made fertilizers and other man made lawn care products.

To explain, remember that while your lawn needs the ingredients found in all fertilizers, that is not all your lawn needs to be healthy. Your lawn also needs the microbial life. Worm and other critters are great for your lawn in producing many needed nutrients for your soil. However, man-made chemical fertilizers usually will deter them, while the organic fertilizer will attract them (no you will not have tons of bugs crawling over your lawn, they will be in your soil where you can’t see them).

Man made fertilizers usually contain a lot of salt, which microbial life does not like at all. While these unnatural fertilizers will make the blades of grass turn green quickly, it will do nothing to cultivate your soil and will actually hurt your soil over time. An organic lawn care program will do the exact opposite for the soil. It will help you cultivate and develop the soil, while also feeding the grass.

For best results call Local Hardscape Pros to schedule an analysis of your lawn to see what is needed.

Local Hardscape Pros
4717 Jenn Drive Suite 100K
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-286-5767