The Greener Grass Program
The greener grass program is designed to keep your lawn healthy and looking better than the neighbors all year. Give us a call to learn more about how our lawn care program is different than the competitions.
Introducing The Greener Grass ProgramWe’ve developed our basic program with one main goal in mind: creating a healthy soil system. Chemical applications that promise an instant fix can sterilize the life in soil. This weakens the plant’s ability to fight environmental stresses, insects, and disease. Instead, our liquid-based, organic program works in sync with nature to restore the health of your soil and revitalize your turf over time.
We offer three main program packages to serve the specific needs of your lawn.
The Basic Program
In six essential steps, Greener Grass will not only feed your turf, but also convert your soil into an environment rich with organic matter and biological activity. This program includes an organic pre-emergent application in the spring and spot treating for weeds with all natural products during the season.
The Plus Package
Core aeration helps relieve soil compaction, which allows your lawn to breath and better absorb water and nutrients into its root system. With this package, this service will be infused into the core program, performed in the late summer or fall.
The Complete Package
Grass seed is our most effective herbicide. Over seeding with new, more resistant turf varieties will thicken your lawn to crowd out weeds and improve its strength and vigor. Fall is the best time to over seed. This service will be performed with your aeration to ensure seed-to-soil contact.
Prevent. Nurture. Protect.
Greener Grass takes a proactive approach to lawn care. Our methods are designed to address the cause of problems before they occur, minimizing the need to react to symptoms. Our basic program, when combined with the proper cultural practices, attacks the cause of most common lawn issues from the ground up by introducing natural sources of nutrients and beneficial microorganisms into the soil.
For more information on how our approach compares to traditional chemical methods, see the How does it work? page.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Our program works with Mother Nature, not against her. That’s why it’s essential to note that there is a transition period when moving from a chemical program to our organic approach. The length of this period will vary, depending on the intensity of current and past practices and the overall quality of the turf. While there should not be a decline in turf during this period, it may take some time for the program to take full effect, allowing the lawn to flourish to its full genetic potential.
Go green. Save green.
A common misperception about organic lawn care is that it’s expensive. This can be true among certain applications. Comparatively, Greener Grass offers clients a value with innovative products and methods that are less expensive to produce and apply, yet just as effective. We are the only company in the region to offer these types of products to our customers! Plus, the initial costs offer long-term rewards that pay off over time.
The Traditional Chemical Lawn Care Approach.
Traditional chemical companies offer reactive lawn care programs. They see a problem and they react with a solution to treat the symptoms. Have weeds? They have chemical weed killer. Low nitrogen and yellowing turf? They have plenty of synthetic nitrogen in a bag to help out. No matter the situation they have product (solution) to treat the symptoms (problem).
There is one positive to this approach. These chemical products have been engineered to work well and to work fast, but at what expense? As these results are achieved, the plants and soils are weakened, creating an ongoing need (dangerous cycle) for repeat applications to sustain the desired appearance.
Synthetic fertilizers are made by using natural gas to convert nitrogen into a plant available form. The nutrients are contained within a sulfur coating to try and control the rate at which they are released into the soil. These nutrients are easily dissolved in the soil and can promote rapid shoot growth. This can, in turn, weaken the turf as it expends too much energy on top growth, while not creating a strong root system. A weakened plant becomes more vulnerable to disease, insects and environmental stresses. This creates increased need for pesticide applications and irrigation.
Repeated applications of pesticides and high sulfur fertilizers deplete soil of beneficial life and cause it to become compact. This makes it more difficult for nutrients, water and air to reach the roots, which weakens the plants even more. It’s a vicious cycle.
As it relates to the safety of our surrounding environment, synthetic nitrogen can easily leach out of the soil once it is applied. Studies have shown that large amounts of applied nitrogen can end up off target and not assimilate with the intended target. Nitrogen run-off can pollute waterways; it has been blamed for massive algae blooms including the ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico. Nitrates can also leach into ground water and pollute our drinking water. This has been linked to carcinogenic risks, reproductive problems, kidney disorders and blue-baby syndrome.
The Greener Grass Approach
Greener Grass organic methods are designed to address problems before they occur, minimizing the need to react to symptoms. The basic program introduces natural sources of nutrients and beneficial microorganisms to create a healthy soil system. When these products are combined with proper cultural practices, we can begin to attack the cause of most common lawn problems, from the ground up.
Soil is full of life with millions of beneficial organisms working together to break down nutrients and make them available for the plants. This ecosystem is called the soil food web. A healthy soil food web will allow the plants growing in it to flourish.
The basic program addresses the many facets of the soil food web to create a thriving environment. These methods are not designed to be an instant fix, providing a lawn appearing healthy overnight. Besides, our chemical counterparts have already proven that such an approach can do more harm than good. Our products work in sync with nature, not against it, deliberately restoring the health of the soil and revitalizing the turf.