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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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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An old seed merchant once told me, “Mike, you’ve got to make a pilgrimage to the Willamette valley in Oregon where all the grass seed is grown.”  Since my brother lives near there, I did. This farm grows mostly tall fescue, perennial rye and fine fescue. The farmers were really nice and they were happy…

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There is a lot of clover this year and people love it or hate it.  To put it in perspective, I would like to share the view of clover before the advent of broadleaf weed killer.  This is from the scientist who introduced 2,4-D to the landscape.  He lamented the fact that the chemical herbicide…

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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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When my asphalt driveway was cracking a few years back, I called 3 paving companies to give quotes on repairing or replacing it.  No one returned my call.  Frustrated, I had the Organic Soil Solutions crew tear it up and lay down crusher run, a dense grade aggregate that compacts well, but allows the water to seep…

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This should be a great year for dormant seeding if you already did it. We were able to do a number of lawns that needed some help, just before the recent storm. Now that seed is lying dormant under three feet of snow. Dormant seed in a battered lawnHere are a few pictures of dormant…

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If you like our approach to lawns, you’ll love what we can do for your plants and landscape. Our primary focus has always been lawn care, but as our name implies, Organic Soil Solutions is really about the soil. Caring for the soil is the best way to provide an attractive organic lawn, but a…

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Many of our customers have lush, green, organic lawns in the fall. This is the result of a true organic lawn care maintenance process and healthy soil. As one customer said, “I love how the lawn looks in the fall. The green comes back and the leaves look pretty falling – for now. Our lawn…

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This is the tale of Amy J. from Arlington, MA… One year ago in October, our lawn looked disgusting. It was full of large open bare spots and significant portions were brown. This October, after a growing season of organic care and feeding from Organic Soil Solutions, it looks AWESOME! It is green, thick and…

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