Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Patience and Persistence result in a healthy and beautiful yard in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, and Nampa Idaho.



Hal Borland wrote, "Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.  Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence."

Patience and persistence are qualities that many of us struggle with in our culture today.   We have become unaccustomed to waiting in a world of fast food, express lanes, and high speed internet.  Many frustrated homeowners don’t realize that attaining that perfect emerald green lawn takes a lot more than regular mowing but a lot of patience and persistence as well.

Having a beautiful lawn requires persistent dedication as well as a whole lot of effort.  Not only is consistent mowing and trimming a must, it also take regular fertilizations and the ability to troubleshoot and treat each problem as it arises.

Often time homeowners in an effort to beautify their lawns will resort to quick release fertilizers that may contain harmful chemicals as well as can contribute to even more problems for your grass if overwatered.  They may not realize that there are organic options available that are safer for the environment as well as for their family and pets. 

For homeowners who are looking for a “green” alternative, organic fertilizers, with a little patience, can actually outperform the more toxic options over the long run.  Organic fertilizer is made up of living organisms that over time will naturally aerate your lawn and prevent having to manually aerate. It also releases nutrients at a slower pace and over a longer period of time than synthetic fertilizers which improves the health and quality of the grass.

A lawn care system that incorporates organic fertilizer may take longer to see results because they work by actually building up the health of the soil.  Having healthy soil full of good nutrients will help your lawn grow stronger and denser so that it can naturally fight off weeds and diseases.  But this natural approach may take time and patience to achieve, depending on how unhealthy your lawn was to begin with.

If you would like to have a beautiful lawn that is also safe for you and those you love, consider the long term benefits of an organic lawn care system.  At Organic Solutions! Inc., we pride ourselves on eco-friendly products, friendly and consistent service, and the persistence to help you achieve the lawn of your dreams.

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By phone:  208-884-8986


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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!

Phone:  208-884-8986




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