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Organic Invasive Species Control

Invasive control should incorporate up-to-date research findings for pesticide applications and foster new research for alternatives (as well as funding). Not the least, invasive control should better incorporate well-planned, researched, biological and cultural controls, many of which the Organic Land Care Standards permit.

Snow Mold: What Strange Bedfellow Is This?

Although snow molds are present in lawns, using these simple cultural controls will reduce its impact on lawns and landscapes.

Dante’s Organic Garden

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Spring has sprung; and the temptations of the gardens are in bloom. Dante’s Inferno is a poignant reminder of where the eternities will be spent by those practicing these gardening sins.

Using Organic Fertilizers

Although there are organically approved fertilizers, the choice of materials, application times and rates need to be carefully thought out and based on whole-system management for a successful organic landscape.

Soil Sampling: Soil Testing, Part II

Having your lawn and garden soil tested is not only environmentally responsible, but economical. This is the second to a four-part review in which we discuss the most critical part of soil testing: sampling.