Organics and the New American Lawn Plan
In Jonathan Green’s New American Lawn Plan, we approach lawn care differently. Our New American Lawn 4-Step Program feeds the lawn, like other programs, but, unlike others, FEEDS THE SOIL! This program combines synthetic lawn fertilizers to feed and control weeds and a natural soil food to adjust pH, loosen hard soil, and activate soil microbes. Once the New American Lawn 4-Step Program is used for a few seasons, homeowners will begin enjoying a greener and denser lawn with far less weeds. At this point, Jonathan Green recommends shifting to our organic lawn products, while, at the same time, maintaining use of our natural soil foods. This balanced approach will help yield a more ecologically-friendly lawn.
What you SEED is what you get!
Great lawns only when genetically superior turfgrass varieties, like those in our Black Beauty Grass Seed Mixtures, are planted in healthy, biologically active soil.
At Jonathan Green, we like to say, “Great lawns start with The New American Lawn…and it’s as easy U–S–A”:
Use genetically superior grass seed
Stop soil compaction and stimulate soil biology
Adjust soil pH
with Black Beauty Grass Seed and Mag-I-Cal Plus.
Black Beauty grass seed products grow roots up to 4’ deep, exhibit a dark green color, contain an invisible, waxy coating (similar to the skin on an apple), and have a uniform growth pattern. These attributes make Black Beauty incredibly disease and drought resistant and the favorite choice of leading sod growers across the United States.
Mag-I-Cal Plus is a unique SOIL FOOD that rapidly adjusts soil pH, loosens hard soil, and activates soil microbes to create a biologically healthy soil. Healthy soil is the “foundation” for all great plants – and turfgrass is a plant!
Controlling Weeds and Insects Organically
Your best defense against the lawn pests is a healthy, thick lawn.
Let’s face it. It is lawn control products – weeds, insects, fungus, etc. – that are the chief concern of people who want to use organic products exclusively on their lawns. (It is important to note that, when used properly, most of these products currently have a very low environmental impact.) As previously stated, the New American Lawn Plan offers a very real and enduring path to achieve a completely organic lawn. (Watch our New American Lawn Training Academy for more information on this matter.) Jonathan Green has two, very effective, organic control products that can be used by lawn owners.
Corn Gluten Weed Preventer. Unfortunately, there are really no POST-emergent broadleaf weed controls that are organic. However, certain broadleaf (dandelions, clover, chickweed, etc.) and grassy weeds (crabgrass, etc.) can be PREVENTED before they grow organically. Jonathan Green’s Corn Gluten Weed Preventer contains a patented, highly concentrated corn gluten that prevents many of these common weeds. In fact, some studies show that our corn gluten provides weed prevention that rivals some synthetic products. Apply Corn Gluten Weed Preventer to the lawn in the early spring.
Organic Insect Control. This customary blend of natural plant oils kills over 100 surface-feeding insects, including ants, chinch bugs, fleas, spiders, and ticks. Jonathan Green Organic Insect Control can be used ANY time of the year that insects are present. It can be applied not only to lawns, but also to landscape beds and around home perimeters.
Organic Lawn Food
Jonathan Green’s Organic Lawn Food is a complex, fully organic lawn fertilizer that provides excellent nutrition to lawns for eight to ten weeks. Containing high-energy protein meals (and not low-energy manures), Organic Lawn Food provides a deep, metered feeding of turf. It is also fortified with iron to enhance the greening power of the fertilizer…without ANY phosphates.
Like all Jonathan Green products, look for our organics today at your local hardware store or garden center.