I can’t remember when I enjoyed the chirping of the birds and the peeping of the frogs so much, even when I was a kid and could run like the wind in my new sneakers. After a long winter, the feel of soft earth beneath the feet must have delighted humans since forever. Today, you…

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The weather is delightful. We’re getting a taste of rain. And the home improvement stores are stocked with all the things you need to build a deck or build a raised garden bed! So, get started immediately on your next outdoor project before that crazy hot August heat is upon us. Here is an extensive list of…

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Last month, we applied our “late spring” fertilizer to the lawns of our customers. Organic Soil Solutions uses an organic soy fertilizer that provides good food for the soil biology and helps the grass recover. The lawns need all the help they can get these days. Just as the snow melted, and the grass began to…

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Organic Soil Solutions uses a soy fertilizer that is good food for the biology. The bacteria and fungi eat it up and release nutrients as they are needed by the plants.  Unlike water soluble chemicals, the fertilizer will not run into the streams and rivers with the next big rain. It is that time of year…

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Like a politician courting voters in New Hampshire, we should be enticing the birds and butterflies to our yards. I wrote this blog in 2016 after the first time I saw Doug Tallamy speak. I saw him the other night at a jam packed auditorium in Cambridge and the place was rocking.  After that first inspiration, we…

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It’s not that I am old, but I remember vividly the first Earth Day in 1970.  I was in college at UNH and taking a class in something nobody had ever heard of – ecology, the branch of biology that deals with the relation of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.  I…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a threefold increase in cases of illnesses transmitted to humans by mosquitoes and ticks in the last 15 years. Making matters worse, nine new pathogens emerged for the first time in the U.S. during this same period. When temperatures rise, the time between generations of mosquitoes shortens. What’s…

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Today we slice seeded and added the early fall fertilizer to your lawn. We’ve been working to improve the soil through the year, and now is the time when we can really make things happen. Lawns were looking pretty good this year until we hit hot and humid in August and the crab grass exploded.…

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Today, we applied biology and nutrients to refresh the life in the soil and improve the population. The bacteria, fungi, nematodes and protozoa are the life blood of the soil. They say nothing gets done in Washington because no one wants to compromise. Here at Organic Soil Solutions we like to work with others. An…

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Today, we applied the late spring fertilizer to your lawn. Organic Soil Solutions uses a soy fertilizer that is good food for the soil biology. I recently read an article in the NY Times by Curt Stager titled ‘The Silence of the Bugs’. He chronicles research finding a loss of over 80% of flying insects netted…

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