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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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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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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We all have to eat.  In a forest, leaves fall and enrich the undisturbed soil.  Bacteria and fungi decompose the litter and provide nutrients to the trees.  In a residential garden bed that has been turned over, dug up and may not have such good soil to begin with, things might not be so rosy.…

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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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To make it through the rigors of summer and lead a happy, healthy life your lawn needs roots that are deep and strong. When other lawns are gasping for a cool drink, your lawn will be pulling moisture from 6 inches beneath the surface because you watered long and infrequently. Many towns now restrict watering…

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