Thursday, February 15, 2018

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 which means deeply and less frequently; 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.

To schedule spring pre-emergent or to receive a free estimate on lawncare, give us a call, 208-884-8986.


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Friday, February 9, 2018

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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Friday, February 2, 2018

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 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.  We can be reached by phone, 208-884-8986, or by email, organicsolutionsinc@outlook.com.

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