Additional steps for maintaining a great lawn.


  • Keep mower blades sharp through the season.
  • Do not cut during the heat of the day.
  • Never cut more than 1/3 of a blade at a time.
  • Cutting too much at once puts the plant into stress mode.
  • Use mulching mower.
  • Leave grass clippings on the lawn. This is an excellent free source of nitrogen and organic matter.


  • Overwatering actually fosters many turf diseases.
  • Watering 1-2” should be satisfactory for lawns in established organic programs.
  • Do not water late in the day or at night.
  • Water thoroughly and deeply, light watering causes problems.
  • Established organic lawns are drought-tolerant – let nature do the watering.

It’s all about the soil!

  • If soil is poor or has little food or other resources or has been damaged by a chemical application, all organisms can’t survive.
  • 95% of the activity in the soil is in the organic matter portion of the soil.
  • Turf grass roots don’t grow in the soil – they grow in the air spaces between soil particles.