Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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 22, 2020

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.

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.
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 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)
*2 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
*4 balanced lawn treatments
*Selective weed control
*Crabgrass pre-emergent
*1 surface insect treatment
*Service calls are not included

If you would like more information on our lawn care programs, please contact us today for a free estimate. 

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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


It’s January in the Treasure Valley and although the weather has been warmer than usual – winter weather is on the way.  The usually vibrant green of the grass has begun turning brown as it goes into 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 contact us!  We can be reached by phone, 208-884-8986, by email, organicsolutionsinc@outlook.com, or through our website, www.idahoorganicsolutions.com.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Winterizing lawn and landscape tools in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and Eagle, Idaho.


As fall gives way to winter, it is important to winterize your lawn equipment to extend its life and efficiency.  Taking the time and effort to properly winterize your lawn care equipment is worth the time and effort and it takes and will guarantee fewer issues in the spring.

Small engines such as found in your lawn mowers and gas powered trimmers and blowers are susceptible to a variety of problems caused by today’s blended fuels.  It is recommended that you treat your gasoline with a fuel stabilizer and allow it to circulate through your gas powered motors, and if possible run the gasoline out of the tank.  This is also a good time to change the oil and complete any other maintenance tasks such as sharpening the blades on your mower.  Make sure to check with and comply with the manufacturers recommendations for winterizing your lawn equipment.


This is also a good time to take care of your lawn and garden tools.  Make sure that you clean off your shovels, trowels, garden hoses and such before storing them.  You can use a wire brush for hard to remove soil and rust and then wipe the tool down with some motor oil to keep them from rusting again.  If your wooden handles are rough, you can use sandpaper to smooth them out and then apply some linseed oil to prevent the wood from drying out and splitting.  Garden hoses should be disconnected, drained and stored indoors to prolong their life. 

While you are winterizing your lawn care equipment it is also a good idea to inspect your snowblower and make sure it is ready before the snow starts to fall.  Besides the engine, inspect the blades/auger, clutch, belt and any other common wear parts.  Make sure the nuts and bolts are in place and properly torqued.  Make sure to check the manufacturers recommendations.  This is also a good time to make sure you have a good snow shovel on hand.

At Organic Solutions! Inc, our goal is to help you have a beautiful healthy lawn no matter the season.  If you would like to talk to one of our expert team members about your lawn’s particular needs and how we can help you achieve your landscaping goals, give us a call, 208-884-8986.



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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Fall Deep Root Feeding for your trees and shrubs in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, and Nampa Idaho.



We often talk about the importance of healthy soil for your lawn and garden.  But today we want to focus on the importance of healthy soil for your trees.  Trees are a valuable investment in your landscape as well as an important natural resource.  In order to ensure the health and vitality of your trees, nutrient rich soil is essential.

At Organic Solutions, Inc., we recognize the importance of having healthy trees in our neighborhoods and communities and have seen the benefit of our Fall deep root fertilization applications.  Having a deep root feeding in the fall will help your trees overcome the stress from summer and prepare them for the winter ahead.  The slow release formula will also feed and nourish your tree throughout the year head. 

As long as the ground is not frozen, there is still time to for our expert technicians to inject your trees and shrubs with a deep root fertilizer.  Deep root feeding is also an environmentally friendly practice that reduces fertilizer run-off as well promotes healthy soil and strong and healthy trees.

If you would like to schedule a deep root feeding for your trees and/or shrubs, contact us today!  We can be reached by phone, 208-884-8986, email, organicsolutionsinc@outlook.com, or through our website, www.idahoorganicsolutions.com




Friday, October 25, 2019

Fall Preventive care for 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 the much needed preventative care for trees and shrubs.  At this time of year Organic Solutions, Inc. is ramping up for fall pruning and for fall dormant oil applications.

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 now.  Contact us today to get on the schedule for a fall dormant oil treatment.  We can be reached by phone, 208-884-8986 or by email, organicsolutionsinc@outlook.com.  You can also reach us through our website:  www.idahoorganicsolutions.com

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

What you should know about weeds as winter approaches in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Eagle, Idaho


Weeds are resilient and amazing plants when you think about it.  Weeds tend to grow and reproduce much quicker than the plants we desire – because they are highly adaptable and easily spread.  Weeds can be brought to our yard by wind currents or through irrigation water.  They can be carried onto our property by animals, hay/straw bales, or even the tires on our vehicles.

Weeds cause more loss to farmers than insects, disease, or critters that graze on their crops.  And weeds are the most common complaint that we hear about in the lawn care industry, especially as weeds develop more and more resistance to common weed control products.
Many weeds are annuals, which means they germinate, grow to maturity, and die in less than a year’s time.  Since annuals die each year, that means they must reproduce from seed in order to ensure their survival.  Winter annuals germinate in the late summer/early fall and then survive the cold of winter and grow quickly in the spring.  Many weeds can produce several thousand seeds each year which means they will be even more prolific the next year unless a remedy is found. 
So what can you do to reduce weeds in your lawn?  You can apply a pre-emergent to keep weed seeds from germinating which will definitely reduce weed growth.  But the number one remedy to a weed filled lawn – is to grow a healthy dense grass.  Trying to manage weeds without building a healthy lawn is an impossible task.
At Organic Solutions, Inc., we have developed a system of lawn care that takes into consideration the science behind healthy turf and its competition, the resilient weed.  We use the highest quality, natural-based organic lawn fertilizer that is custom blended by our lawn care experts. 
Our organic lawn fertilizer is full of live micro-organisms that naturally aerate the soil as well as provide the nourishment that your grass needs to grow thick, green and healthy.  And because it is organic it is safe for humans, pets, and the environment.  Contact us today for a free estimate on our fertilization and weed control packages and get a head start on a healthy lawn for 2020.
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