Organic lawn

Treating your lawn with chemicals, like herbicides and fertilisers, can lead to unhealthy soil. Fortunately there are organic lawn care alternatives.

Joseph Heckman, a professor at Rutgers University, explains several natural steps to growing lush lawns:

  1. Mulch the clippings when you mow and leave them in place. This follows “the law of return” prevalent in nature.
  2. If you have too many clippings, start a compost heap.
  3. Encourage biodiversity in your lawn. A few clovers and dandelions are actually good for the soil.
  4. Make sure your soil is well-aerated.

Source: American Society of Agronomy (ASA) via Sciencedaily.com

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