With our easy-to-follow organic lawn care program, you can grow a healthy, green lawn without the use of harmful chemicals. That means you'll have a beautiful lawn that's also safe for your family, pets and the environment.
1. Spring | GenesisGenesis is the ultimate soil conditioner to bring out early season color and vibrancy in your lawn and turf grass. Studies show that turf treated with Genesis show a 78% increase in green up. More importantly, Genesis prepares your entire lawn for the hot summer season by delivering activated carbon and rich biology for increased soil activity, energy and overall vitality. It has been scientifically proven to increase germination rate, plant height and mass area.
Apply 10–12 oz. of Genesis per thousand square feet, diluted at a 1:20 product to water ratio. Apply Genesis in the spring, starting in March. Apply once a month for a total of 3–4 applications.
2. Summer | FertALive and Omega
FertALive is a powerful and effective nutrient enhancer that delivers nutrient-releasing microbiology and vital nitrogen in small amounts to create a revolutionary lawn experience. The key to a healthy, lush and disease-free lawn is developing a living soil teeming with beneficial biology and rich organic acids. By applying FertALive to your lawn, you are providing weeks of steady nutrition.
Omega is our amplified formula of biologically active carbon and organic acids. The added proprietary blend of beneficial bacteria promotes nutrient uptake and builds grass that is resilient to disease and environmental stress.
Apply FertALive and Omega in the summer, starting in late May and continuing through August or September. Apply 8 oz. of FertALive per thousand square feet, diluted at a 1:30 product to water ratio. Apply 6–8 oz. of Omega per thousand square feet, diluted at a 1:20 product to water ratio. Apply once per month for a total of 4 applications.
3. Fall | Revival
Revival is the ultimate microbial dethatcher, liquid aerator and compost accelerant. It breaks down your lawn's thatch organically and converts it to usable nutrients to help keep your grass healthy. This allows you to avoid the costly and time-consuming tasks of physical thatch removal and mechanical aeration.
Apply 5–7 oz. of Revival per thousand square feet, diluted at a 1:20 product to water ratio. Apply Revival in the fall, starting in September. Apply once per month for a total of 2 applications.
Shift from Conventional to Natural Lawn Care
A lush, perfectly manicured and almost carpet-like lawn is truly a sight to behold! For many of us, we wear it like a badge of honor, parading around on it like a peacock. But let’s take a moment to be honest with ourselves: Turf management in the United States is completely out of hand. The most beautiful lawn in the neighborhood has long been a point of competition among neighbors and a point of pride for the weekend warrior. Americans spend gobs of money—over $45 billion per year—on lawn care services, fertilizers and pesticides. The chase to have the best lawn demands valuable time and resources. It can be a sizable line item on your monthly budget, and if done conventionally, it wreaks havoc on the environment in which you live.
According to the ATTRA Sustainable Turf Care guide, the average homeowner uses 10 times more chemical fertilizers per acre than farmers use on farmland. Not only is this unnecessary, but it’s also completely avoidable.
Conventional methods require the over-application of fertilizers, which causes many problems. The over-application of fertilizers also produces a vicious cycle because fertilizers kill valuable microbes and produce excessive thatch build-up, which results in either spraying more chemicals or performing mechanical operations to control the thatch. In an ideal and naturally occurring process, the microbes break down the thatch and return it to replenish the soil.High fertilization also increases the susceptibility to attack by pests and diseases, including chinch bugs, sod webworms, parasitic nematodes and brown patch. One could equate it to the overuse of antibacterial soaps—eliminating all bacteria results in the subject becoming more susceptible to illness and other infections.
Here's the reality: You can have a healthier, lower-maintenance lawn without losing the well-kept appearance of your home. Responsible, natural management practices don't only benefit the environment (which is a valuable benefit in itself!)—they also save you time and money in the long run.Thankfully, many people are starting to realize the need for change. There is now a strong interest in organic lawn care, natural lawn care or "least-toxic turf care." The growing interest is for the following reasons:
To eliminate pesticides from recreational areas such as lawns, parks, golf courses and athletic fields
To eliminate exposure of people and pets to harmful synthetic chemicals
To decrease susceptibility of turf grass to pests, diseases and drought
To reduce the runoff and leaching of excess nutrients and pesticides into surface and ground waters
To enhance biodiversity, which contributes to the conservation of species like birds, bees, beneficial insects and herbs
Grow a Healthy Lawn—Naturally
Southland Organics is proud to offer an organic lawn care program. Our method is much different than conventional programs. We believe that grass should look as great as possible while maintaining the health of the soil.
Our natural lawn care plan contains a full spectrum of nutrients that grow stronger, healthier grass. All of our turf and lawn care products contain three secret ingredients to supercharge soil: beneficial microbes, organic acids and active carbon.
The added beneficial microbes help decompose residual pesticides and herbicides and unlock bound nutrients in the soil. This makes nutrients available to plants in simpler, more easily absorbed forms. Microbes amplify conventional programs by making your inputs work harder for longer.
Organic acids and top-quality, organic carbon work to break surface tension of compacted soils and deliver oxygen to the root zone. Grass grows deeper roots in oxygenated soil, helping it resist disease and overtake weeds.
Carbon is the main building block of all organic life. In fact, 50% of plant life is made up of carbon. Carbon feeds microbes and is critical to microbial health. The microbes, in turn, assimilate nutrients and deliver them to the grass roots for growth and development. Carbon is the ultimate macro element that lawns need to thrive.
With these three secret ingredients, plants develop deeper roots, retain water, resist disease and pests and become lush and healthy.
What to Expect
With any lawn care program, your turf won't look perfect at all times. Even with conventional lawn care programs, your grass is highly susceptible to pests and disease because the weak soil and natural fighting abilities have been destroyed.
While implementing our all-natural lawn care program, we ask that you don't expect your lawn to always look flawless. If you're switching over from a conventional program, it's going to take time to repair your soil, build up the soil flora and get the soil nutrients back to a healthy state. However, rest assured that your lawn will be part of the many organic lawns—and truly healthy lawns—that thrive with our program.
Lawn Care Bundles
For lawn care customized to your yard, we've created nine lawn care bundles that vary based on turf zone and lawn size. To find your bundle, take our quick lawn care quiz. Once you take our quiz, we'll set you up with the bundle that's right for your lawn—no soil test needed!
Start with FertALive
If you’re not ready to make the switch to a 100% organic program, FertALive is the perfect place to start. As the organic fertilizer of all organic fertilizers, FertALive provides a unique blend with all the benefits of humates—plus an added 4% of nitrogen. This nitrogen is similar to what you’re accustomed to applying, just in a significantly smaller amount. Plus, FertALive and our other products work well as integral parts of conventional lawn care programs and drastically reduce the need for synthetic fertilizers.
What about weed control?
Our all-natural weed killer, Torched, is non-selective and highly effective against those pesky weeds around the perimeter of your yard. Since it's non-selective, Torched kills grass, weeds and any other plant it touches. Expect any vegetation you spray this product on to be, well, torched! With this in mind, we do not advise spraying directly on your lawn or ground covers unless you are trying to use Torched as a burn down. Torched is ideal to use in the garden and around fence lines and flower beds. It is a very effective kill against most weeds and unwanted vegetation.
Often, homeowners and organic lawn professionals use corn gluten meal as a weed prevention method in lawns. Corn gluten has shown some promising effects on weed seeds. However, using Torched is more effective than corn-based remedies for unwanted vegetation prevention.
If you have any questions about our organic lawn care program, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd be happy to help.