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ORGANIC MAINTENANCE

WHY CHOOSE ORGANIC LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE?

You could choose chemical landscape maintenance. After all, you can grow plants with chemicals. But we think you'll agree that the organic approach is superior.

Organic and chemical programs are two completely different approaches to a lush and attractive yard. Chemical programs just dump nutrients into your soil, then add more chemicals to try to fix the problems caused by the first chemicals. 

A thriving landscape starts with healthy soil. It’s like the foundation of your home upon which everything else rests.  If you have used chemical fertilizers in the past, they have killed off all the beneficial micro-life in the soil, which undermines that foundation.

Salts in chemical fertilizers kill off beneficial bacteria and fungi that produce food naturally in the soil. They also kill off beneficial microbes that keep pathogens (bacterial and fungal) in check. This allows plant diseases such as Take All Root Rot fungus to run rampant and kill off your lawn and other plants. Some chemical products such as "weed & feed" combinations actually attack your plants directly resulting in long term decline in their health. High nitrogen fertilizers encourage too rapid growth of plants, resulting in weak, watery cell growth that is more vulnerable to insect damage. This unbalanced approach leaves your soil deficient in essential trace elements and provides no carbon at all. That’s why it’s particularly important to follow a complete organic program and to discontinue the use of chemical products.

The organic approach to gardening and landscape maintenance offers many advantages. The salts in chemical products steal water from your soil. Reducing those and other chemicals in the soil actually reduces the need for water. And over time, it will need less fertilization. As your landscape becomes healthier, it will develop a stronger immune system to help ward off pests and diseases that would only be exacerbated by chemicals so you will spend less on solutions. Finally, most chemical fertilizers are poisonous. With organic fertilizers you won't jeopardize the health of your family and pets, and you will help reduce pollution in our water supply.

Marshall Grain’s organic maintenance program is designed to build up your soil so that it naturally produces the nutrients your lawn and landscape plants need to flourish. We offer several options ranging from basic fertilization to  to yard clean up.

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