You can’t change the world if all you do is fight the existing structure. Changing the world takes moving forward with new ideas that make the old ideas, well, old.
As a landscape professional I tend to get overwhelmed with chemical “solutions” to the “problems” we face on our customers’ lawns. The barrage has just begun with Dow AgroSciences sending out an early reminder that I need to get chemicals on my customers’ lawns to head off customer dissatisfaction and the dreadful “callback.” So what’s […]
Understanding plant guilds can create more harmonious interactions between plants leading to increased plant vitality.
50,000 tons of chemicals applied to our landscapes, per year?! Planet Natural summarizes the problems we face with our heavy dependence on the use of chemicals in one of their Youtube clips: It is hard to watch but it does point out alternatives and gives resources. Thank you Planet Natural for your work in getting us […]
“Leaf mold” holds important microbiology that is beneficial to our gardens.
Green grass in the wintertime is achievable if you kick the nitrogen/iron diet and go organic!
ecoPRO… The new standard for Earth-friendly landscape professionals.
As we discussed in our last post on Biochar, this product has amazing potential for solving many of the environmental problems we face. We found this nice summary posted by Biochar Supreme (http://www.biocharsupreme.com/) and when we read through this we wonder, “Is this product for real?” Turns out, “Yes!” A few questions remain… 1) Is […]
Our #1 recommended book of 2013 for those that asked was “Teaming with Microbes,” by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis. If you haven’t read it yet and you are trying to do things organically in your yard, we wholeheartedly give it two thumbs up! Before you step into your garden this spring, read this book. The […]
There is an interesting series at NPR on microbes in our bodies and how they affect people health (http://www.npr.org/series/218987212/microbiome). A quick except I found fascinating: “There are 10 times more cells from microorganisms like bacteria and fungi in and on our bodies than there are human cells. Scientists increasingly think that these microorganisms have a huge […]