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:
- Mulch the clippings when you mow and leave them in place. This follows “the law of return” prevalent in nature.
- If you have too many clippings, start a compost heap.
- Encourage biodiversity in your lawn. A few clovers and dandelions are actually good for the soil.
- Make sure your soil is well-aerated.
Source: American Society of Agronomy (ASA) via Sciencedaily.com