Monday, October 30, 2017

Fall Clean-up and Pruning in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, and Nampa Idaho.

Autumn is in full swing as evidenced by the cooler weather and falling leaves.  At Organic Solution! Inc., our November schedule is dedicated to fall clean-ups and pruning so that your outdoor space will not only look beautiful but will be in good shape before the snowy days of winter.

Removing leaves, cleaning up flower beds, and pruning your trees and shrubs isn’t just for aesthetic purposes but can actually prevent snow and ice damage as well as pests and diseases.  Having these services done in the fall will help your yard and trees to be healthy and ready to spring back to life when winter ends.

We recognize that the amount of work that needs to be done to get your landscape ready for winter can be overwhelming.   Hiring a professional lawn care and landscape company can take the worry and the work out of your fall clean-up and help you enjoy all the benefits of the season.
If you would like expert service with excellent results, contact us today to get on the schedule.  We can be reached by phone, 208-884-8986, or by email,  You can also contact us through our website,

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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,

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Friday, October 20, 2017

5 ways you can “go green” with your lawn care and landscaping in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, and Nampa Idaho

As the growing season winds down and you begin to think about preparing your lawn and landscape for winter, it is a good time to evaluate the changes you would like to make to your lawn and landscape for next year.  Perhaps you would like to incorporate more environmentally friendly practices that nurture wildlife and conserve water and energy.
If you would like your outdoor space to a be a safe, healthy, eco-friendly place for friends and family to gather to relax, eat, and play together then you might consider these 5 “green” options.
1.      Native plants
Using plants that are native to your area also means they are more suited to growing in your local environment, which makes them more resistance to pests and diseases.   It also means they will require less maintenance and water than other more exotic plants.

2.      Butterflies and Bees
Provide areas in your yard and garden to attract nature’s pollinators; the butterflies and bees.  In North America we are in the midst of a major bee epidemic and bees are a much needed source of pollination for crop production so any steps we can take to increase the bee population is good step ecologically speaking.  It has been suggested that having 10 or more species of attractive plants is the best way to entice most bees.
3.     Trees
Planting trees is a great benefit to the environment, not only can trees reduce pollution by cleaning the air we breathe, they can also reduce energy use.  Planting a deciduous tree which drops its leaves in the fall is a great way to provide shade in the summer and allow sunlight to flow through in the winter.  Planting trees on the east and west facing sides of your home will maximize their benefit.  You can also plant evergreen trees to block the cold winter winds.  Once you have determined the most dominant direction of wind during the winter months you can then plant your evergreens upwind to achieve the best protection.
4.     Automatic Irrigation system
Having a built in sprinkler system can actually reduce water usage especially if your landscaping has different water requirements in different zones.  Plants and trees benefit from deep root soaking periodically rather than light shallow watering.  And watering the yard in the early morning will reduce water loss to evaporation as well aid in absorption.   Drip irrigation systems are even more efficient and allows you to deliver the water directly to where it is needed.

5.     Organic fertilizer
Organic fertilizers help the environment in many ways.  One of the biggest reasons to use an organic material on your lawn and plants is to reduce harmful wastewater run-off.  Another very good reason to use organic products is because they are safer for you, your family, and your pets. 

You can make a difference to the environment from your own backyard!  If you are interested in sustainable landscape designs that reduce waste and promote a healthy environment, contact Organic Solutions! Inc., a family owned business that cares about you, your family and the environment in which you work, live, and play.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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 famers 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 2018.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

When should you stop mowing your lawn in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Eagle, Idaho

It’s October and the question that we commonly hear at this time of year is, when should we stop mowing our lawn?

You may be tempted to stop mowing once your irrigation water has been shut off and your sprinklers winterized.  But don’t put away the mower just yet!  Retiring your lawn mower too early can be unhealthy for turf. 

Snow Mold
Most lawns in the Treasure Valley contain Kentucky Blue Grass, which is a cool season grass.  Cool season grasses go through a period of rejuvenation and growth in the fall as the weather cools.  If you stop mowing mid-October, you could end up with fairly long grass before winter sets in.  Long grass mats easier and makes it more susceptible to winter kill and promotes snow mold.  Last year’s record snow fall resulted in many cases of snow mold in the Boise valley and they are predicting a repeat this year.  

It is recommended that you continue to mow at least through the end of October, dropping your mowing height from the summer 3 inches to a short 1.5 – 2 inch cut for your final mowing.  This is vital in keeping your grass healthy in the dormant stage and will promote a faster green lawn in the spring. 

It is also important to remember as you cut your lawn in the fall is to make sure that your mower blades are sharp.  A clean cut is especially important for the health of your lawn.  When the mower blades are dull they actually pull at the grass and leave a serrated edge that makes the grass more vulnerable to lawn diseases.

Organic Solutions! Inc. has been providing the best commercial and residential lawn mowing service in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Star, Kuna, and the Treasure Valley for over 17 years. We use only top quality lawn mowing equipment which lends to the incredible professional look that you receive when using our lawn mowing service.  If you would like to end the season with a great looking lawn or get an estimate on services for next year, give us a call, 208-884-8986, or email,

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