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Organic Spring Lawn Treatments: Recommendations to Improve the Health of Your Lawn

Timing is everything… This applies to most things in life, but especially with your lawn! The Gurus here at The Gardener’s Center have recommendation for your early-spring organic lawn treatment plan.

First, let’s talk about soil pH…

The pH level of a lawn is crucial because it directly affects the availability of essential nutrients to the grass plants. pH stands for “potential hydrogen” and refers to the acidity or alkalinity of the soil. Most grasses prefer a slightly acidic soil pH, typically in the range of 6.0 to 7.0, although specific grass species may have slightly different preferences.

When the pH level is out of balance, it can interfere with the plant’s ability to absorb nutrients from the soil. This can lead to nutrient deficiencies and poor growth. 

Maintaining the proper pH level ensures that the nutrients in the soil are readily available to the grass, promoting healthy growth, vibrant color, and overall lawn vigor. Additionally, maintaining the correct pH can help to prevent weed and disease problems, as some weeds and pathogens thrive in soils with specific pH ranges. Therefore, testing and adjusting the pH of your lawn soil as needed is an important aspect of lawn care management.

Jonathan Green Mag-i-cal Soil Food

Guru Recommendation:

Jonathan Green Mag-i-cal Fast Acting Lyme

Sean says this is the most important step and you should be putting lyme down at least once a year. Our Connecticut soil tends to be acidic and grass needs more alkaline conditions. In fact, weeds like more acidic soil, so this single step is a great way to discourage weed growth.

  • Natural soil food for lawns in acidic soil
  • Helps to rapidly raise soil pH increasing nutrient absorption
  • Loosens hard soil promoting air and water penetration for better rooting

Next, let’s about talk nutrition…

Keeping your lawn properly feed is important because just like with humans, the proper nutrients support vigorous growth and overall health. For your grass, this is particularly crucial after the winter months when the lawn may have depleted its nutrient reserves.

Secondly, spring feeding promotes root development, which helps the grass withstand stress from heat, drought, and foot traffic during the upcoming summer months.

Additionally, fertilizing in the spring can aid in weed suppression by helping the grass to outcompete weeds for resources.

Guru Recommendation:

Jonathan Green Love Your Soil, Natural Soil Food

This is a favorite product of many here at Gardener’s! Jonathan Greens Love Your Soil assists in breaking up clay and loosens compacted soils, which improves root penetration, grass growth, and root mass. Because hard and compacted soil is often the problem when it comes to growing a great lawn, this product is designed to help release nutrients trapped in the soil for premium grass growth.

  • Loosens hard, compacted soil
  • Increases root mass and drought tolerance of turfgrass
  • Spurs soil microbes to break down trapped soil nutrients
  • Rich in humates to help restore soil life, and creates a humus reserve in the soil

Guru Recommendation:

Espoma Organic All Season Lawn Food

Espoma Organic All Season Lawn Food is the ultimate all-purpose lawn food for any season! It’s a rich blend of the finest natural & organic ingredients enhanced with our exclusive Bio-tone® beneficial microbes. It keeps lawns a deep green color up to 3X longer than conventional lawn foods. 

  • All Natural Organic Lawn Fertilizer
  • Safe for kids, pets & the environment
  • Won’t burn lawns or leach out of soil
  • Provides long lasting nutrition
  • Creates healthy lawns & soil
  • Requires less frequent mowing
If you have have any questions organic lawn care, please come by for a chat with our gardening gurus!
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