Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spring lawn Care steps for a healthy and beautiful yard in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, and Nampa Idaho.


Today is the first day of spring on the calendar and many homeowners are wondering if there are steps they can take now to ensure a beautiful lawn this summer. 

Below are some of the recommendations to help prevent or minimize common problems as well as increase the health of your yard in the spring:

Take a survey or your trees and hedges.  Do they need pruning or shaping?  Now is the time to decide whether you want to take this on yourself or hire someone to do them for you.

Are there depressions in your grass where puddles are forming after a rain?  Low spots will cause poor drainage which can lead to lawn weeds, lawn pests and lawn diseases.  This is another good time to practice organic lawn care. To level out the area, take compost and mix it with top soil.  Put the mixture on any areas with low spots.  Take a rake and level out the area.

Clean up any leaves or branches, dog waste, or other items that may have accumulated on your lawn or in garden beds through the winter.  (Remember that yard waste makes great compost).

Crabgrass
Apply Pre-Emergent to you lawn in early spring to prevent crab grass and other problem weeds from germinating.

Apply fertilizer to your lawn in mid-spring to give it the nutrients it needs to be healthy.  Healthy grass Is able to resist diseases and weeds better as well as just plain looks better.

Mow and Trim your lawn.  It is recommended that the first mowing of the season be short (2 to 2 ¾ inches) which will help eliminate dead grass.

A lush green lawn in summer begins with planning and implementation in the spring.  At Organic Solutions! Inc., we can design a plan that will keep your grasses and landscape healthy through each season of the year.  Contact us today for a free estimate.

Phone:  208-884-8686



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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Why hire a professional lawn care company in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, and Nampa Idaho.


A great looking yard doesn’t happen by accident it takes consistency, knowledge, and hard work to achieve that perfect green lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood.  Not only does a healthy lawn require a consistent mowing schedule it also requires fertilization.  But fertilization and lawn treatment requirements are time sensitive and unique to each lawns needs.  The knowledge of seasonal care requirements as well as how to treat the various problems that may arise can be daunting. 

Here are some of the main reasons you might consider hiring a professional lawn care company:
Consistent Scheduling.  Timing is extremely important in the care and treatment of your yard.  There are certain seasons in which some treatments are more successful than others.  For example if you want a Pre-Emergent that keeps weeds from germinating, you have a very small window in the spring and the fall in which to get optimum results.  And for a healthy lawn, regular fertilization spread throughout the growing season is recommended.
Proper Methods.  An experienced lawn tech will know what treatments work for your particular grass and the issues that may be stressing it.  They can adjust the amounts of fertilizer and the type of nutrients they use each time they come based on the needs at the time.  They will also know when and how to apply the treatments for the best result.
Healthy Outcomes.  At Organic Solutions, Inc., we endeavor to use organic products that not only increase the health of your lawn but are also safe for you, your family, and your pets.  We are continually striving for excellence in the lawn care industry and seeking to use the very best and safest products available.
If you would like to take the time and worry out of keeping your lawn fed and healthy, give us a call for a free estimate, 208-884-8986.  You can also reach us by email, organicsolutionsinc@outlook.com, or through our website, www.idahoorganicsolutions.com


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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Preventing “Nuisance Fruit” in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, and Nampa Idaho.


At Organic Solutions! Inc, lawn care is about more than just having green grass.  We also specialize in services to manage and care for your trees and shrubs.   As spring approaches we get more and more calls regarding “nuisance fruit” and how to prevent it.
What is “Nuisance fruit”?  Homeowners and landscapers often plant ornamental fruit bearing trees (such as plum and crabapple) because they produce beautiful flowers in the spring and provide nice foliage throughout the summer.  They are sometimes preferable to other trees because they won’t grow too large or too tall for most suburban and urban landscapes.   There are some industrious folks who will find ways to use the fruit that these trees produce, but in most cases the fruit is more of a nuisance than a blessing, especially when the rotting fruit begins to drop all over sidewalks, patios, and driveways.
There are ways to prevent trees from bearing fruit and thus eliminate the mess and safety hazards that comes with unharvested fruit.   At Organic Solutions! Inc., we have the materials to “defruit” your trees but the window of opportunity for best results is narrow.  It is best to treat the tree while it is blooming or in full bloom because effectiveness is dependent on spraying the flowering bud.  Temperature is also a factor in effective spraying, ideally daytime temperatures should be above 60 degrees but not higher than 95 degrees.
Some other factors to consider before spraying to eliminate fruit is the health of the tree to begin with.  If the tree is already stressed from drought, insects, poor soil, or disease then spraying the trees could cause injury such as leaf scorch that could further weaken the tree’s condition.
With these considerations in mind, you may want to consider hiring a professional for your “defruiting” needs.  When you need an expert in tree care who understands the important role your trees play in your home’s landscape look no further than Organic Solutions! Inc. We have the skill and equipment to care for your trees and shrubs according to the very latest guidelines for appearance, health and safety.

If your trees or shrubs could use some professional attention contact us today for a free estimate!

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Preventing Crabgrass in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, and Nampa Idaho.


One of the most common weed problems that we encounter in the Boise, Idaho area is Crabgrass.  Crabgrass is a difficult weed to control and sometimes impossible to eradicate completely.  Crabgrass grows vigorously in the summer heat and then goes to seed before dying in the fall.  A single crabgrass weed can distribute thousands of seeds many of these seeds will germinate the following spring.  But some of seeds will lay dormant and germinate years later. 
The most effective way to treat crabgrass is to use a pre-emergent herbicide.  When applied in the spring it will destroy the seedlings before they can sprout.  Because of the way a pre-emergent herbicide works, the timing of the application is critical.  If you apply too early the herbicide breaks down before it is needed.  If you apply too late, the seeds have already germinated and the herbicide is ineffective. 
Another way to help your lawn fight off crabgrass is to do all you can to ensure that your lawn is healthy.  This includes the following steps:
  • Fertilize to increase the nutrients in the soil;
  • Filling in bald spots by overseeding;
  • Irrigating correctly; and
  • Mowing consistently and not too short.

A dense healthy lawn will make it harder for crabgrass seeds to germinate and take root.  At Organic Solutions! Inc., we use organic products that actually improve the health of your lawn rather than just treat the symptoms.

For a free estimate on lawn care that will help eliminate crabgrass, give us a call, 208-884-8986.  You can also reach us by email, organicsolutionsinc@outlook.com, or through our website, www.idahoorganicsolutions.com.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Preventing winter damage to your turf in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, and Nampa Idaho


It’s February in the Treasure Valley but recently the weather has been more like December.  The usually vibrant green of the grass is still brown and in a state of dormancy.  Even though it looks like it is dying, the grass is still alive and will green up again when the weather warms up in the spring.  But if we are hit with extreme cold temperatures and moisture isn’t allowed to reach the roots of the grass, your grass could get winter frost burn and be damaged.
Grass can also be damaged in the winter from too much traffic.  In the cold and freezing months you should avoid walking, playing, parking and driving on the grass.  Grass is pretty resilient but has a harder time recovering from well-worn paths that occur during dormancy.  Try to keep your sidewalks and driveways cleared of snow so that there will be less temptation to walk through the yard.  Leaving cars or other objects on frozen turf will at the least make those areas more susceptible to weeds in the spring and at the worst result in dead spots. 

At Organic Solutions! Inc., we strive to give you the healthiest lawn all year long.  Our organic fertilizer can help your lawn revive quicker and look more vibrant in the spring.  If you would like to receive a free estimate for our fertilization and weed control programs, please call us, 208-884-8986.  




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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Prevention is half the battle in caring for your trees and shrubs in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, and Nampa Idaho.


At organic Solutions! Inc., we recognize that lawn care is much more than having green grass.  Our lawn maintenance includes preventative care for trees and shrubs.  It won’t be long before we will be busy pruning trees and applying spring dormant oil.

If you are not familiar with Dormant oil, it is used to treat and destroy the overwintering eggs of insects, caterpillars, and mites that are harmful to your fruit trees and landscape ornamentals.  Applying dormant oil now will help to keep your trees and shrubs healthy and give you a head start on insect management.

If you have had a problem in the past with pesky bugs feasting on your trees and shrubs, you might want to consider applying dormant oil before those trees begin to bud.  For a free estimate on preventative care please contact us.  We can be reached by phone, 208-884-8986 or by email, organicsolutionsinc@outlook.com.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Lawn Care programs designed for a healthy beautiful lawn in Boise, Eagle, Nampa, and Meridian, Idaho


Beautiful lawns don’t just happen by accident.  A lush healthy lawn requires planning and patience.  And part of that planning process involves seasonal lawn fertilization.  But because there is a science involved in the type of fertilizer and when it can be applied during the year, your best bet is to find a lawn care company that understands the science and can help develop a lawn care program designed with your yards unique needs in mind.

Kentucky Blue grass
In Idaho most people have Kentucky Blue grass or another variety of cool season grasses.  Cool season grasses come out of their winter dormancy in early spring and begin to grow rapidly.  This growth slows down in the summer heat and then slowly picks back up in the fall with cooler temperatures.  In the fall most of the growth energy is focused on root growth and carbohydrate storage in preparation for winter.

A good lawn fertilization program will take the growth cycle of grass into consideration, applying just enough to keep the grass functioning properly but not cause any stress.  Organic fertilizer is a great choice because not only is safer but it is less likely to burn your lawn and it will also promote healthy soil through beneficial soil microorganisms which provides natural aeration of the soil.

Billbug damage
Consistent fertilization will help your lawn recover from stresses and diseases as well as improve color, density, and growth.  Fertilization when accompanied by preventive insect control for billbug and other damaging insects as well as weed prevention and control measures is the best way to ensure a healthy beautiful lawn all season long.

At Organic Solutions! Inc., we understand your lawn’s needs as well as the particular needs of grasses grown in Idaho.  With this information in mind, we have developed some lawn care programs that can be customized to meet your particular needs.

Gold
Top choice
Complete program
*5 balanced lawn treatments
*Selective guaranteed weed control
*2 Crabgrass pre-emergent and weed control (spring & fall)
*1 surface insect treatments
*complimentary service calls
*priority scheduling

Silver
Value program
*5 balanced lawn treatments
*Selective guaranteed weed control
*Crabgrass pre-emergent
*1 surface insect treatment
*Complimentary service calls

Bronze
Basic program
*3 balanced lawn treatments
*Selective weed control
*Crabgrass pre-emergent
*Service calls are not included

If you would like more information on our lawn care programs, please contact us today for a free estimate. 
Phone:  208-884-8986

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