5 Ways Organic Lawn Care Will Save You Money on Your Water Bill

July 25, 2019 |

Over the years, you probably have heard about organic lawn care. But did you know natural lawn care will save you money on your water bill each month?

What is Organic Lawn Care?

There are two types of organic lawn care:

  • Pure natural lawn where no conventional turfgrass products are used.
  • Sustainable lawn care where we use natural fertilizers, compost teas, and other soil amendments to build up the earth’s eco-system. In some cases, we use a limited amount of conventional products for initial weed control if weeds are over-whelming – but at a lesser amount than if we used all conventional products.

Organic lawn care includes natural compost, a soil nutrition powerhouse, and organic fertilizers. Also, corn meal gluten works as all-natural, pre-emergent weed control, and organic gypsum corrects the soil’s pH.

But does organic lawn care work?

Yes, it does work. It’s also safer to use around your children and pets because it doesn’t carry the toxicity of frequent conventional fertilizers, pest and weed controls. And you save on your water bills because you’ll irrigate your lawn less often.

Organic lawn care not only saves you money on your utility bills, but it creates a soil system that houses healthy turf for the long-term.

The only drawback to organic lawn care? It takes time for you to see these long-lasting results.

Read more: Here are some tips for getting those pesky weeds off your lawn.

5 Ways Organic Lawn Care Saves You Money & Creates a Beautiful Bergen County, NJ Property

Organic lawn care benefits you in so many ways. Your NJ lawn will stay green and healthy for the long-term when you invest in our organic lawn service.

Here are the five benefits of organic lawn care by Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape:

  1. Compost keeps water in the soil longer: Compost, made up of dead plants, grasses, and other organic matter, holds in water longer. It also helps to balance pH and adds more nutrients to the soil. Compost is like a probiotic for your lawn.
  2. Organic lawn care requires less watering than conventional lawn care: When your soil gets the nutrients it needs, it stores water deeper into the ground for an extended period. Plus, your NJ turfgrass roots develop more fibers as the roots grow deep into the ground to find moisture stores.
  3. Organic fertilizer and soil amendments restore a healthy eco-system underground: Organic lawn care is different from conventional lawn care, not only by using all natural products but also by creating a robust eco-system underground. Fungi and bacteria breakdown organic fertilizer and compost.

Then larger critters, such as earthworms, naturally aerate your soil. Your living dirt creates a healthy lawn aboveground.

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  1. Organic fertilizers and soil amendments work longer in the soil than conventional lawn products: You get more bang for your buck with organic lawn care too.

Sure, it may cost more than traditional products. But it works in the soil longer—so you get a better return on your investment.

  1. A lawn, with organic fertilizers and soil amendments, survives during drought and heat stress: Since roots grow deeper into the soil to find hidden moisture, your lawn grass will survive a heat wave or a drought.

You may let your yard grass go dormant over the summer, but it will green-up as soon as temperatures drop and you add more water to your yard.

4 Ways You Can Help Your Rockland County, NY Lawn Save Water

When you partner with us at Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape for organic lawn care, there are some cultural practices you need to adopt for your Rockland County lawn to succeed.

  1. Water your lawn infrequently: Believe it or not, experts found that NY and NJ lawns only need one to two inches of water per week.

Keep track of how much it rains each week. One to two inches of rain means you won’t have to water your turf at all that week.

  1. Mow high with sharp blades: Your Bergen County lawn only needs the top third cut each week. When you allow your grass to grow longer, your turfgrass crowds out weeds and stays healthy throughout the summer.
  2. Invest in core aeration and overseeding in the fall: If kids play or there’s a lot of other foot traffic in your yard during the summer, your soil will be compacted. Release that compaction with yearly core aeration and overseeding.

At Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape, we use aerators to pull small plugs of soil out of the ground.

Core aeration releases carbon dioxide and allows the sun, water, and oxygen to penetrate into the soil. We overseed after core aeration allowing the seeds to go deep into the holes to help with germination and deep root growth.

  1. Be patient: Organic lawn care gives your soil and turf a lot of nutrition. In turn, your lawn grass grows densely with deep green color.

However, organic lawn care is a slow process—especially if you used a lot of conventional products in the past. It takes time to rebuild a robust ecosystem underground.

Organic lawn care isn’t for everyone. If you want a quick green-up in the spring and a perfect lawn all summer, then conventional lawn care is the right choice for you.

Call Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape Today!

If you want to rehabilitate your NY or NJ soil to house healthy turf, then you need to call us at Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape today: (845) 708-2988 for Rockland County, NY residents and (201) 788-7191 for Bergen County, NJ homeowners.

You can also fill out our contact form, and one of our assistants will reach out to you.

Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape takes care of properties in Rockland County, NY and Bergen County, NJ.

Sources:

Greenscaping: The Easy Way to a Greener, Healthier Yard,” pdf.

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