Author: Ian A. Harrington

Case Study : Cabarita Beach Bowls and Sports Club

Dave Perez has gone from being the self-proclaimed “Captain Toxic” to the king of sustainability in his profession as Greenskeeper. Dave Perez is a very humble guy. A humble guy who is at the very forefront of changing the nature of his profession. As head Greenskeeper at the Cabarita Beach Bowls and Sports Club since […]

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VIDEO: How To Take a Soil Sample

The key to any successful organic lawn program is the soil and the first step for any new landscaping project should always be to take a soil test. In this Video, Our friend Keith Maurer shows you exactly how to take a simple soil sample at home. For more information, view our Soil page here: http://howtoorganics.com/getstarted/soil/

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Why an Organic Lawn Matters

Did you know that the chemical fertilizers the US started using after WWII were created in munitions plants (this year was the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma fertilizer bombing). By this point the US had been in 2 world wars and was now entering the cold war. Our government was looking for ways to keep […]

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VIDEO: Maintaining Turf in The Shade

Success with your lawn depends on many things. Not the least among them is knowing how to properly maintain your turf. In this Video, Our friend Keith Maurer shows you how maintain turf in the shady parts of your yard. For more information, view our Grass page here: http://howtoorganics.com/getstarted/choosing-the-grass/  

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VIDEO: The Importance of a Soil Sample

The key to any successful organic lawn program is the soil and the first step for any new landscaping project should always be to take a soil test. In this video, our friend Keith Maurer talks about the importance of soil sampling your landscape. For more information, view our Soil page here: http://howtoorganics.com/getstarted/soil/

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VIDEO: Control Weeds without the Chemicals

Success with your lawn depends on many things. Not the least among them is knowing how to properly maintain your turf. In this Video, Our friend Keith Maurer shows you how to maintain your turf and control weeds without chemicals. For more information, view our Weed Control page here: http://howtoorganics.com/weed-bug-control/

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Case Study: Organic Lawn in PA

It’s a myth that you can’t have a lush, green, weed-free lawn organically. This property was taken organic in 2010 by Organixx LLC. The organic lawn care program included applications of: Premium compost annually. Organixx Bio-Blend, a special recipe of compost tea. Avenger herbicide (spot-treatment only). Organic fertilizer. Corn gluten meal for pre-emergent weed control. […]

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Case Study: Chanticleer Garden in PA

My own experiences as a green horticulturist and businessman demonstrate the success of the organic ethos. Years ago I worked with a trophy-caliber public garden called Chanticleer, near Philadelphia. For years the gardeners at this not-for-profit property had been aware of the perils of pesticides, and so worked with me to eliminate and remediate toxins […]

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