|Our green lawn|
My neighbors also have green lawns this morning, but they all have lawn services. Those services have put down an early season fertilizer to ‘make the lawn green up faster’. While I have not included photos of my neighbors’ lawns, please be assured that my lawn is just as green as theirs. Those lawn services have also applied a crabgrass preventer either in the form of an ‘organic’ product such as corn gluten or an ‘inorganic’ product containing trifluralin, benefin, pendimethylin, dithiopyr, prodiamine, or siduron.
|The perfect tool to|
green up your lawn
|Crocuses in the lawn|
|Squill! Oh, my!|
Lest the lawn chemical companies of the world fear for their economic survival, please be aware that in a few weeks time, I will apply 400 pounds of crushed limestone to my lawn and perennial beds (and I will repeat the process in October). We lime the lawn in order to ‘sweeten’ the acidic soil- itself a product of the grinding down of New Hampshire mountains - that is the bane of living in New England. The sweetened soil, in turn, yields healthier, hence greener and lusher – grass. I have already purchased the lime, for $3.14 per 40-pound bag. That’s $31.40 into the coffers of the agri-chemical industry.
Friday is Earth Day. Be kind to your mother.