5 Reasons Why Organic Lawn Fertilizer Is a Must for Eco-Conscious Homeowners

In a world where sustainability is key, organic lawn fertilizer stands out as a must-have for eco-conscious homeowners. By making the switch to organic options, you not only promote a healthier environment but also nurture your lawn naturally, unlocking a host of benefits along the way.
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The Environmental Impact of Traditional Fertilizers

Traditional fertilizers often contain harmful chemicals like phosphorus and nitrogen, which can leach into groundwater, contaminating water sources and harming aquatic life. The runoff from these fertilizers can also lead to algal blooms in lakes and rivers, disrupting ecosystems.

Moreover, the production of chemical fertilizers consumes a significant amount of energy and releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming. By contrast, organic lawn fertilizers are made from natural ingredients that promote soil health and biodiversity, without the negative environmental impacts.

The shift towards organic lawn fertilizers is crucial in reducing soil contamination and protecting wildlife. By choosing organic alternatives, homeowners can play a vital role in preserving the delicate balance of our ecosystems and promoting a sustainable future for generations to come.

Advantages of Organic Lawn Fertilizer for Sustainable Practices

Organic lawn fertilizers release nutrients slowly, providing long-lasting nourishment to the soil and promoting healthier root development in grass. This gradual release helps prevent nutrient runoff and minimizes the risk of over-fertilization, keeping lawns lush and green without harming the environment.

In addition, organic fertilizers improve soil structure and water retention, enhancing the soil’s ability to absorb and retain moisture. This not only reduces the need for water but also makes lawns more resilient to drought conditions, ultimately resulting in a more sustainable and water-efficient landscape.

Furthermore, organic lawn fertilizers support beneficial microbial activity in the soil, fostering a balanced ecosystem underground. By encouraging the growth of beneficial bacteria and fungi, organic fertilizers help break down thatch and organic matter, promoting a healthier and more vibrant lawn naturally.

Health Benefits of Choosing Organic Over Chemical

One of the key advantages of organic lawn fertilizers is their reduced health risks compared to chemical counterparts. Chemical fertilizers often contain synthetic additives and pesticides that can pose health hazards to humans and pets, especially upon direct contact or inhalation.

By opting for organic options, homeowners can create a safer environment for their families and pets, free from potentially harmful toxins. Organic fertilizers are biodegradable and pose minimal risk of exposure, ensuring a healthier and more sustainable approach to lawn care.

Moreover, organic lawn fertilizers promote overall soil health, creating a balanced and thriving ecosystem below the surface. This healthy soil translates to healthier grass, reducing the need for chemical pesticides and herbicides, further minimizing health risks associated with traditional lawn care products.

In conclusion, the choice to switch to organic lawn fertilizers is not just beneficial for the environment; it also prioritizes the well-being of your loved ones and pets. By embracing organic options, homeowners can create a safer, greener, and more sustainable outdoor space for all to enjoy.

Choosing organic lawn fertilizer is not just a trend; it’s a commitment to a greener future. By opting for organic solutions, homeowners can protect the environment, reduce chemical exposure, and cultivate lush, vibrant lawns sustainably.

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About Healthy Lawn

Healthy Lawn Care Service is a locally owned & operated Lawn Care Company serving Buffalo and Western New York dedicated to the safe & proper application of fertilizers & pesticides on Lawns & Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. Our Buffalo Lawn Care applications are customized to your needs & we do not use a “One size fits all approach to the lawn applications!” For superior Buffalo and Western New York lawn Care Service call Now! Our Motto is “Weed Free and Green using over 50% less pesticides” Our Lawn Care Service Company is dedicated to using the best products available and equipment that allows us to only apply pesticides as necessary.

Our Philosophy...

Healthy Lawn is a locally owned and operated company offering a full line of lawn care services to Buffalo and most of Erie County. Offering the best possible service using only the finest products at prices that won’t break the family bank. We are trained professionals dedicated to giving you the best possible lawn on your street.

The Healthy Lawn Warranty

Our goal is to make sure that you are totally satisfied with our lawn care and other services. We will continuously work with you until you are totally satisfied that we have done everything possible to solve your problems. With most of our programs we offer no charge service calls and free re sprays. You can be assured that we will strive to achieve 100% satisfaction. Our applicators will also be available to answer any and all questions regarding your lawn or landscape.

Let's talk about the reasons for Mosquito Control

As the climate continues to become warmer the southern insects are moving north. The threat of the Zika Virus is real and can reach western New York. Eliminate the mosquito and the threat at least in your yard is gone.

If you have a pet especially a dog or cat you probably are giving it a heartworm medication. The reason for this is that the heartworm disease can be fatal to your pet when not treated properly. When a mosquito bites an infected pet w\that has the heartworm disease and then bites your pet the disease is transmitted to your pet. Mosquito Control prevents the problem at least while the pet is in your yard.​

Fleas can also be a nuisance to both cats and dogs (and humans too!!). One way to eliminate fleas from your yard is to use our Mosquito Control Program. If you want a flea spray to be included for your turf just let us know and we can add it to your program. Normally Mosquito Control does not include spraying of the turf because mosquitoes do not hang out in mowed lawns.​

Ticks are another pest that can be harmful to humans as well as pets. They carry a host of diseases which can cause severe problems in both pets and humans.​

And last but not least the creepy Spider. Everyone knows how horrible it is to day in and day out to exit one of your doors and walk right into a spider web. You get rid of the web and the next day it’s back! Mosquito Control also eliminate these insects.

Our Standard Mosquito Control Program

If you’ve had it with annoying mosquitoes in your yard every year don’t worry, there is a safe and effective answer to your prayers. Healthy Lawn is proud to now offer the best mosquito control service on the market at an affordable price!. As a long time (19 years) outdoor lawn care service company, we offer two proven effective solutions that will turn your yard into the mosquito free place you and the rest of your family have always wanted. We come every 21 days because that is the life cycle of the mosquito. Plus we offer a can’t lose guarantee!

Our Special Events Mosquito Control

Nothing disrupts and ruins an event held outdoors like a wedding, graduation or party like thousands of annoying, biting mosquitoes and pests. Planning an event is hard enough, but planning around the problem of mosquitoes is simply an impossible task. Keep your special event turning out as planned with our one time mosquito control barrier from Healthy Lawn. Just call us at least one week in advance and 1-3 days before we will be out to eliminate any chance of Mosquito Bites to your family and friends. Remember Mosquitoes can RUIN YOUR EVENT!

Cultural Practices for a Healthy Lawn...& Ultimately 50% less pesticides

Most people don’t realize how much proper mowing contributes to the overall health and appearance of their lawn. Therefore, let’s take a look at some of the mowing basics that will provide you the best possible results: & be on your way to 50% less pesticides.


“Mow Your lawn in the coolest part of the day for the cleanest cut.” Use a mulching mower and always leave the clippings. “The longer the grass, the deeper the root.” Grass growing in the shade needs to be cut as long as possible, since it needs more leaf area to intercept limited light. “Never remove more than 1/3 of the height of the grass at a time.” Try to mow often enough. When winter approaches ensure your grass is cut short enough (but not scalped) to prevent it from “laying over” under deep snow cover. Using a 2 to 2-1/2 inch cutting height should be sufficient. It’s actually best to gradually lower your cutting height over the final three cuts of the year, instead of trying to do it all in one final cut. Shorter grass is less likely to suffer from snow mold disease. Check for any last minute leaf accumulations that may smother your grass. Late Fall is the time to apply “winterizer” fertilizers. Don’t forget to sharpen your mower blade for next year.

The most frequently asked questions are:

When is the best time of day to water?–Morning is the best, between the hours of 5AM and 8AM. Late evening is the time to avoid watering a lawn. Why? Turf grass watered in the evening tends to stay wet all night, providing an ideal environment for fungus disease. Also watering during the heat of the day is a waste of precious water because most of it evaporates. The ground temperature can reach as high as 115 degrees F in the hot months. How much water should I give my lawn?–This varies somewhat depending on grass type. In general, applying one half inch of water per watering and never more than 3 times per week in most circumstances. Water can be measured by marking the side of a pie tin placed in the lawn. Remember that if nature provides water by rainfall, irrigation may not be needed. What about too much water? When you water your lawn too frequently it can cause excess growth, summer fungal diseases and more frequent mowing.

Lawns that receive little to no water from irrigation or rainfall during summer months will go dormant. Most lawns will recover when water returns. During a severe drought, the grass may die and require over seeding in the fall. This may be acceptable to those looking to conserve water during summer months. Tips for better watering… Deep and infrequent watering maintains a healthy root system and reduces weed infestation (as opposed to light and frequent irrigation, which promotes shallow roots and germination of weed seeds). Applying one inch of water is often difficult to achieve in a single watering given the slow infiltration rate on most soils. Therefore, smaller amounts of water applied every 3 to 4 days may be required to allow water to enter the soil without causing runoff. Water is best applied early in the day (5 to 8 am.) when evaporation loss is lowest. Mow your grass at the right height (3+ inches)during the summer. Longer grass blades increase the depth of the root system, shade the soil, and help drought tolerance. Follow the above practices and we can use at least 50% less pesticides using our lawn care service!

Core Aeration Improves the Structure of Your Lawn...

Aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve soil structure and reduce compaction. Core aeration helps the lawn’s health and vigor, and reduces maintenance requirements. It also reduces compaction of soil which allows grass to produce a stronger, healthier root system. Fertilizer can get down to the root system more readily. An aerated lawn will absorb more water, and it breaks up the thatch layer. Annually aerated lawns will almost never develop a damaging thatch layer. Annual aeration is beneficial for all lawns. Lawns growing on heavy clay or subsoil, and lawns exposed to intense use, benefit from two or more aerations each year. Spring and fall are ideal times to aerate. We generally recommend aerating in the fall, after the stress of summer. Aeration, in combination with fertilization, enhances root growth and improves spring green-up. Overseeding at the time of Aeration is a great way to thicken up a thin lawn or introduce better grass types to a lawn.

Plugs should be left on the lawn. As the plugs begin to break down, microbes in the plugs will begin working on the built-up thatch layer and over time will reduce it. Plugs may appear unsightly for a few days, but they will benefit the lawn and in a week or two, they should disappear.

The two step process guaranteed to improve your lawn. An aeration treatment removes small cores of soil and thatch to allow air, moisture and fertilizer to penetrate down to the root zone. The cores brought to the surface contain microorganisms, which help the breakdown of the woody thatch tissue. This allows the roots of existing grass plants to spread out and grow deeper, creating a healthier, thicker lawn. Aerating your lawn is a great way to reduce thatch, loosen up compacted soils, and make it easier for water and nutrients to reach the roots of your turf.

The Beauty of Healthy Trees and Shrubs...

When you take into account the life-span of trees and their contributions to the overall value of a large estate or commercial property, consulting a Healthy Lawn representative in order to formulate a total care program is a wise investment.

Fertilizing Tree and Shrubs

Trees and shrubs benefit from annual fertilization during spring, early summer and the fall. We don’t recommend fertilizing shrubs during the heat of the summer. When we add nutrients to our soil, we create the best environment for your plants to realize their full beauty and potential. All soil types benefit from fertilization. At Healthy Lawn we have found by adding these nutrients at the proper times, we provide your trees and shrubs with their best chance for success.

Healthy Lawn offers a comprehensive fertilization program specially designed for ornamental trees and shrubbery.

Our ornamental tree and shrubbery fertilization program includes spring feeding using slow release fertilizers to help give your plants a strong start to a prosperous spring growth and enhance coloring. Healthy Lawn’s ornamental tree and shrubbery fertilization program also includes applications to control disease and insects.

You can start to see the results from Healthy Lawn’s ornamental tree and shrubbery fertilization program within a short time period once applied. You will see new growth and enhancements to your plantings.

Contact us today to request your free estimate on tree and shrub fertilization today!

Grubs & Other Pests...

Healthy Lawn is dedicated to meeting your every need when it comes to maintaining your lawn. We offer complete residential and commercial insect and lawn pest solutions for Western New York.

If you are infested with grubs we will use the most effective products available on the market to combat the problem. Also we will be monitoring your lawn looking for the problem before it destroys your lawn.

The product we use is systemic which means it is absorbed and retained in the grass for the entire grub damage season. When the grub s are present and begin eating it is just a matter of hours and the feeding will stop. When this happens the damage stops.

If this treatment is not effective, we will at no cost to you, apply a grub killer while they are actively feeding.

Crabgrass Prevention...

One or more applications of Crabgrass Prevention are made in early spring to prevent crabgrass from invading the lawn throughout the season.

One of the primary weed concerns in home lawns is crabgrass. There is plenty of time before this weed will appear in lawns, but prevention is the key to control. There are both cultural and chemical control options to consider.

First, understand the target weed. Crabgrass is a warm-season annual grass. No matter how many crabgrass plants appeared in your lawn last year, they are all dead. Crabgrass can only reappear each year from germinating seeds. Crabgrass will not start germinating until soil temperatures get close to 55 degrees and stay there for several consecutive days, which most likely is not until early April in lawn areas. So, remember its important to get the applications down as soon as possible.

Crabgrass prefers full sun, moisture, and thin lawns that allow light to hit the soil. Sound lawn care practices to allow for thick, vigorous lawns that shade the soil help prevent crabgrass from becoming a problem. Mowing height perhaps has the most impact on crabgrass. Mow a minimum of 3 inches and there will be fewer crabgrass plants in your lawn.

Your lawn is inspected, and its needs determined, before the first treatment is made. Thereafter, each treatment is recorded, and the lawn is continuously monitored to insure that it is progressing on schedule. If a problem develops between inspections, you can phone us and a Healthy Lawn Lawn Care Specialist will be dispatched to your lawn to take care of the problem.

Weed Control & Elimination in your Lawn...

Do you have visions of having a beautiful lawn surrounding your home, but your neighbor’s dandelions keep creeping into your yard, more and more each year? Do you have more crabgrass in your lawn than fescue? Healthy Lawn can help!

Each year we see all kinds of lawns with extreme weed problems – we’re not intimidated though! In fact, the more severe the problems, the better we like it, because the change is so dramatic. People just can’t believe it’s the same lawn. Weeds are in a constant battle for prime real-estate in your lawn. If left to fend for itself your grass seed does not stand a chance! Especially in the dryer months. That is when grass goes dormant and weeds gain strength. If your lawns has weed problems, or looks thin, we can help.

Controlling weeds is usually a multi-step process. First, for broad leaf-type weeds, we’ll get rid of them right away. For grass-type weeds, like crabgrass, we’ll put down a protective barrier in early spring that will stop them from sprouting. Next, we’ll apply special fertilizers that will encourage your grass to grow. In extreme cases, we might suggest that your lawn be over-seeded to help fill in bare spots where weeds were especially invasive. Extreme cases make take a full season of care and treatment to recover, but rest assured, that by the following year, your lawn will be picture perfect. Keeping your lawn ‘Weed Free and Green’. Our lawn care services will keep your weeds in check. One of the best ways of keeping weeds to a minimum is to keep your lawn thick and healthy. Our special weed control program includes quality fertilizers that do just that. Your lawn is inspected, and its needs determined, before the first treatment is made. Thereafter, each treatment is recorded, and the lawn is continuously monitored to insure that it is progressing on schedule. If a problem develops between inspections, you can phone us and a Healthy Lawn Lawn Care Specialist will be dispatched to your lawn to take care of the problem.

Winter Fertilization to Repair Roots & Replenish Nutrients for a Healthy Lawn...

It may be hard to believe, but all the signs are there: The neighborhood children are back in school, dusk arrives a little earlier each day, and it is too cool to leave the house at night without a sweater or jacket. There’s no denying that another summer is almost over. In addition to fertilizing in fall while lawn plants are actively growing, the experts at Healthy Lawn suggests that homeowners living in northern climates fertilize again after their lawns stop growing. This second application, called dormant or winter feeding, is really the first fertilization of spring — just several months early.

​Dormant feeding is typically only done on northern turf types, such as Kentucky bluegrass, fescue and rye grass. Even when a lawn is covered with snow or appears dead, its turf roots still may be storing nutrients for winter. Apply the usual rate of fertilizer for a dormant feeding. This equates to one pound of nitrogen per one thousand square feet, but check specific instructions on the fertilizer bag for spreader settings. Timing the dormant application can be difficult. Watch your local weather patterns. When you see that your lawn is not growing anymore, dormant feeding is in order. In Western New York, the best time is usually after Halloween but before mid-December.

Healthy Lawn uses a special blend of balanced micro nutrients designed to give you lawn the right mix of fertilizer components and trace elements to ensure that your lawn looks great in the spring. If you’ve used a lawn care provider in the past and were unhappy with the results, their service, or you got the feeling you were just another number on someone’s corporate list of things-to-do, give us a call.

​You’ll be amazed at the difference between Healthy Lawn’s service and all the others. We’re locally owned and operated, and we know how treat your lawn!

Why Fertilize Your Lawn?

We hear this question a lot. It would be nice if we could fertilize our lawns once and be done with it, just like it would be nice if you could mow once for the season and that would be it. In the real world, where your lawn provides a growing, natural setting for your home and a place for your family to relax and play, it needs a regularly scheduled fertilization program to reach its potential. Your lawn needs a balanced fertilizer with nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium to keep it healthy and strong.

​Most soils have some of these elements present, but usually they become depleted over the years. Turf is a very hungry plant during its major growing seasons. Proper fertilizing with balanced applications throughout the growing season promotes thick, dense grass that can resist disease and weed invasions. Healthy Lawn uses a special blend of balanced micro nutrients designed to give you lawn the right mix of fertilizer components and trace elements to ensure that your lawn looks great. If you’ve used a lawn care provider in the past and were unhappy with the results, their service, or you got the feeling you were just another number on someone’s corporate list of things-to-do, give us a call.

​You’ll be amazed at the difference between Healthy Lawn’s service and all the others. We’re locally owned and operated, and we know how treat your lawn! At Healthy Lawn, we offer our clients fertilization and weed control services based on each lawn’s individual needs. Most lawns in Western New York may receive 4 or 5 applications per year to look great, however there are conditions such as soil conditions, rainfall, cutting height and some other factors that determine how much and how fast your fertilizer is used up. However, each lawn is different and we only make recommendations based on your particular lawn’s needs. In some cases, a few lawns need special attention for a year or two to get back into shape. For these lawns we may recommend as many as six or more different fertilization treatments. Regardless of the number of treatments your lawn may need, Healthy Lawn clients enjoy huge fertilization cost savings.

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