ORGANIC TURF CARE

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PJC manufactures and distributes organic turf care products for landscapers, schools, and municipalities. 

Our Organic Turf Care Products

Fertilizers, Soil Amendments & More

There are a lot of organic products on the market, making it confusing for those looking for an All-Natural Organic approach to turf care. We have been evaluating products since 2002 and have come up with a core product list, taking the guesswork out of which products to use.

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Landscapers

Build A More Efficient Organic Turf Care Program

Whether you’re looking for organic fertilizer you can offer your own clients, or you want help with seamless integration of organic turf care into your existing model, we offer the quality products and business resources you wished existed, but didn’t know were possible.

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Outsource Soil Testing

Before any organic fertilizer or amendment recommendation, you must know what your soil needs.

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Program Development

Adding an organic fertilization program to your business doesn’t have to be a headache. Maintain your identity – Build your brand!

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Schools & Municipalities

Organic Fertilization Programs for your Schools and Communities

Across the nation, implementation of green initiatives has become a major strategic goal for public and private institutions. We work with your maintenance team and/or service provider to tailor an All-Natural Organic Turf Care program that is easy to follow, effective, fits your budget, and is sustainable for generations.

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Early Summer Turf Tips: Part 2
Our last blog covered 5 recommendations for early summer turf tips. After you’ve read that, come back for these additional...
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Early Summer Turf Tips: Part 1
As the end of the Spring season is nearing, keep in mind the following early Summer turf tips. You want...
Organic matter matters
The Importance of Organic Matter in Lawns
Organic Matter is necessary to fuel resilient turf, especially during Spring’s moisture and fluctuating temperatures. The importance of Organic Matter...
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MOWING HEIGHT MATTERS: Recommended Height of Cut
PJC Organic loves the moniker “Mow High – May, June, and July”. We often discuss the value of cultural practices...
Red Lawn mower to implement proper mowing height.
How to Mow Grass for Optimal Growth in Spring 
We’re in the swing of spring! As you dust off your mower you may be wondering how to mow grass...
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Deciding Whether to Aerate and Overseed
Pros of Aerating Deciding whether to aerate and overseed this spring? Our last blog covered the pros and cons of...
Should You Seed Slice This Spring?
Pros of Seed slicing  Are you wondering whether you should seed slice this spring or aerate? Since aerators can bring...
Close up of yellow dandelion florets.
Eliminate Dandelions All-Naturally in Your Lawn
This bright weed is hard to miss when in bloom, with its yellow flower and rapid spreading. Dandelions can be...
All-Natural Treatment of Poa Annua in Lawns & Athletic Fields
What is Poa Annua? Poa Annua is a winter annual that thrives in moist soil conditions. It is particularly noticeable...
Control Chickweed Without Pesticides on Your Turf
Spring has sprung and soon so will the weeds. As the days get longer and the soil begins to warm,...
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Control Clover All-Naturally in Your Lawn
Spring has sprung and soon so will the weeds. As the days get longer and the soil begins to warm,...
Dynamic Soil Quality’s Impact on Organic Turf
Inherent V. Dynamic Soil Quality Soil health is reflected in both its inherent and dynamic soil quality. What’s the differentiation?...
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Fixing Salt-Damaged Grass in the Spring
This Spring, you may be seeing brown, unsightly patches of turf, especially along driveways and pathways. This is likely salt-damaged...
Grass seed being laid on soil by hand for All-Natural Weed Control
Grass Seed: Your All-Natural Weed Control
All-Natural Weed Control: turf that outcompetes weeds In an Organic Turf Care (OTC) program, the best all-natural weed control is...
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Spring Product For Lawns
Early Spring Turf Care This time of year sets the stage for your turf’s success in the upcoming months. Therefore,...
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Additional Spring Turf Tips
As we move into March, it’s still early to tell what this season will bring. Although, we’re hopeful temperatures will...
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Spring Organic Turf Tips
Spring organic turf tips?! YES, even though winter hardly showed its face, and weather is largely in flux. Nevertheless, prep...
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Differences Between Organic Fertilizers
Many products are marketed as organic, but consumers rarely know the differences behind the bag. Certain fertilizers lend themselves better...
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Soil Testing Lawns and Fields
Last month, our blogs explained each of the four components of PJC’s Healthy Turf Circle. With all our talk about...
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Cultural Practices and Turf
10 Minute Read When it comes to cultural practices and turf, this aspect can make or break your lawn’s success....
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Soil Structure and Turf
10 minute read. The third component of the PJC Healthy Turf Circle involves the connection between soil structure and turf....
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Soil Biology and Turf
5 Minute Read Did you read last week’s blog “Soil Chemistry and Turf“? No?! Well, back things up and give...
Soil Chemistry and Turf
7 Minute Read Last week, our blog detailed what PJC’s Healthy Turf Circle is and why it’s important in organic...
PJC's Healthy Turf Circle depicts the four components of healthy soil for turf.
Healthy Soil for Turf
Healthy soil for turf means addressing Soil Chemistry, Soil Biology, Soil Structure, and Cultural Practices. As such, we developed our...
PJC's Recommended Reading
With the holidays upon us, PJC’s recommended reading can be added to that last-minute wish list. The following five books...
Financial Costs of Artificial Fields
It is a myth that synthetic fields require less maintenance, and therefore less money, than natural turfgrass. We’ll look at...
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Discount on PJC's Organic Turf Products
Our Early Order Program is here: Receive a discount on PJC’s Organic Turf Products!  Lock in current pricing and save...
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Taking Care of Turf in Winter
(10 Minute Read) The end of the season is here and we have 10 tips for taking care of turf...
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The Newest Staff Member of PJC
This month, we’ve onboarded the newest staff member of PJC: Britt Phillips! Britt is PJC’s Regional Account Manager. That means...
Start an Organic Turf Care Program
Want to start an organic turf care program to expand your landscape business?  If not, you really should. Landscape business owners...
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Wrap Up with Turf Blankets and Seed
The 2023 growing season is nearly finished. Therefore, fall clean ups, repairs, and irrigation blowouts should all be completed. New...
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Mowing and Irrigation Tips
Mowing and irrigation tips to improve your organic lawn this fall… Practical Approach MOWING Tips We love to “Mow High...
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Soil Balancing
Field Study: Soil Balancing – What Ohio State University is learning about Calcium in Soil and Weeds. Today, we’re looking...
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Three Important Fall Cultural Practices
Cultural practices are arguably the most critical component of PJC Organic’s Healthy Turf Circle. While we love talking about Soil...
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Film Highlights Negative Effects of Pesticides
Back in 2021, I became aware of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson’s lawsuit against Monsanto through reading “The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets,...
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Synthetic Turf Fields Require Maintenance 
People often disregard the fact that synthetic turf fields require maintenance. While an artificial field doesn’t require regular mowing, irrigation...
Safety Concerns Associated with Artificial Turf
There’s a lot of debate surrounding the cost-benefit of replacing natural fields with synthetic turf. As a former college field...
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Fall Products to Boost Turf Health
Fall in New England is known for its beautifully forested landscape changing colors from deep greens to reds, yellows, and...
Seasonal Organic Turf Tips
Fall Organic Turf Tips
It’s mid September and winter may feel far off, but it will be here before we know it. Therefore, we...
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Shade Trees for Turf Grass
It’s fall tree planting season and we want you equipped when looking to plant shade trees for turf grass. You...
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Adjust pH to Boost Fertility
Eco Farming Daily featured an article by Bill McKibben titled “Soil pH: Making Adjustments to Boost Fertility”. The title immediately...
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Sports Field Management With Grass Seed
Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences published an article on Overseeding, explaining sports field management with grass seed. In...
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What is Soil Compaction?
What is Soil Compaction? In UMASS Extension’s Monthly E-Newsletter, Jason Lanier—UMASS Extension Turf Specialist—addresses the topic of soil compaction. He...
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Late-Summer Organic Turf Tips
Organic Turf Care Simplified As we transition out of July heat and into prime turf growing season, follow these late-summer...
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Treat Grubs Organically
In the Northeast, beetles are currently flying. Accordingly, they’re laying eggs throughout July. These eggs turn into grubs that feed...
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Aerate, Over Seed and Feed Your Soil
8 Minute Read You’re looking at lawns seemingly doomed by compacted soils. The turf is struggling to grow. Weeds are...
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Reading Fertilizer Labels
The fertilizer market is rather big, and with so many options, you may not know where to start. Avoid being...
Red Thread in Turf
What is Red Thread?
The Presence of Red Thread We recently received a call from Dana Millar of Dana Design’s—one of PJC’s long-standing customers*—asking...
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Proper Mowing Protocol 
Mowing is one of the basic foundations for creating a healthy lawn. Unfortunately, this practice is often mismanaged on residential...
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Summer Watering
Looking for Summer watering tips? Wondering how you should you be watering your turf this season? Keep reading. Cultural Practices...
Clover in Turf Grasses
While it trended decades ago, there is a resurgence in the interest of incorporating clover in turf grasses.  In UMASS...
Weeds and turf growing together.
The Cause of Weeds in Your Lawn
Summer weeds are arriving on the coattails of spring weeds. Environmental conditions like drought and extreme heat make it difficult...
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The Importance of Grass Seed
As you develop an Organic Turf Care Program, there are so many things to consider. When do I apply fertilizer?...
Organic turf grass blades.
Summer Fertility for Turf Grass
Summer heat is on the way. Environmental (abiotic) stressors–especially drought and heat–can put your turf to the test. When talking...
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Why Calcium is Important for Turf Growth
PJC Organic is proud to stay up to date on the best research available. We’re able to provide our customers...
Red Lawn mower to implement proper mowing height.
Mow High May, June and July
Spring is in full swing and turf grass is starting to pop. PJC Organic loves the moniker “Mow High May,...
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Why Is This Weed Here?
Spring has sprung, and soon, so will weeds. When scouting lawns and athletic fields for weeds it’s important to ask...
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Manage Dandelions Organically
Even though dandelions can be difficult to control since their seeds travel via the wind, you can manage them organically....
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Clover in Your Lawn
What is Clover? Today is the first day of Spring!  As the days get longer and the soil begins to warm, the...
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The Importance of Soil Management
Gary Zimmer wrote a great piece that was published in the February 2023 issue of Acres U.S.A. Magazine. Titled “Managing...
Does Turf Need Mycorrhizal Fungi Applications?
Many are familiar with the symbiotic association of mycorrhizal fungi and plants. So, does turf need mycorrhizal fungi applications too?...
The CEO of PJC Organic
The CEO of PJC Organic celebrates her birthday today!  So, we sat down with Pam Newcombe to hear more about...
winter organic turf tips
Winter Organic Turf Tips
(10 Minute Read) The end of the season is here and we have 10 Winter organic turf tips for ya!...
Field Study_ Building the Microbial Bridge for Soil Health
This week we are talking about soil health. PJC Organic stays up to date on industry research to provide customers...
Wrap Up Your Lawn Care Season
The 2022 growing season is nearly finished – fall clean ups, repairs, and irrigation blowouts should all be completed. New...
Mowing and Irrigation Adjustments
(9 minute read) Practical Approach In an Organic Turf Care Program, mowing and irrigation adjustments make an important difference in...
The Importance of Humic Acid
The Importance of Humic Acid
The Importance of Humic Acid Field Study_ Humic Acid: The Science of Humus and How it Benefits Soil PJC Organic...
early fall cultural practices
Early Fall Cultural Practices
Cultural practices are arguably the most critical component of PJC Organic’s Healthy Turf Circle. While we love talking about Soil...
College Campuses Go Organic
Campus Grounds Go Organic
Sure, October is the time to indulge in all things fall, but – arguably more importantly – October is Campus...
Fall Seeding
Fall Seeding: Aeration vs Slice Seeding  
Fall Seeding: Aeration vs Slice Seeding The Pros and Cons of Aeration & Overseeding vs Slice Seeding this time of year. ...
Fall Fertility Lawn
Fall Fertility
Fall in New England is widely known for its beautifully forested landscape changing colors from deep greens to oranges, reds,...
Best Trees for Turf Grass: lawn with trees
Best Trees for Turf Grass
Labor Day marks the start of the fall tree planting season. Therefore, we want to make sure you’re equipped when...
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Why We Lime
It’s nearly fall, so you may be ready to start liming.  Although, do you know why we lime? The function of limestone is...
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Why You Have Grubs
Given the time of year, you may be wondering why you have grubs… Grub Lifecycle In the Northeast, damage to...
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Soil Test – Why, When and How
WHY Soil Test  Ok folks, if you’ve been following along you know that we always start with a…SOIL TEST! Our...
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Address Your Soil's Needs and Grow Healthy Grass
Address Your Soil’s Needs & Grow Healthy Grass: The impact of core aeration, overseeding, and calcium on turf.  8 minute...
Summer Stress Recovery Checklist
Summer Stress Recovery Checklist
As we transition out of July heat and into prime turf growing season – we want to make sure that...
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Still Battling Crabgrass?
Still battling crabgrass? Want to get rid of it organically? Crabgrass This warm season annual grass shows up in your...
drought update
Organic Turf Care During a Drought
Drought Conditions We are entering the hottest weeks of the summer. With the exception of northern Maine, all areas of...
grass seed
Grass Seed for Fall
Late summer over-seeding is just around the corner and that means it’s time to order your grass seed! In the...
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Neonic Pesticide Removal from Stores
Neonic Pesticides to be removed from retail stores in Massachusetts July 1, 2022.  This removal has been prompted by six...
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Mowing Height and Crabgrass
By now you should be mowing at a height of 3 ½″.  Mowing height is an important cultural practice to...
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Applying Lime
Last week, we reviewed the important benefits of lime, today we’re covering the basics of applying lime. Often, not nearly...
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The Benefits of Lime
The benefits of lime are a’plenty! 3 Important Benefits  improves soil chemistry encourages beneficial soil biology helps soil structure Chemistry...
Caution: Pesticide Application Warning On Green Lawn
CAUTION: Pesticide Application
CAUTION: those little yellow pesticide application flags are starting to pop up everywhere.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that...
spring weeds: plantain and chickweed
Spring Weeds: Chickweed and Plantain
Following last week’s blog on clover and dandelions, this week we’re looking at the spring weeds: chickweed and plantain. Our Organic...
aerating versus seed slicing
Aerating Versus Seed Slicing This Spring
It’s common to thicken lawns this time of year. Let’s look at the pros and cons of aerating versus seed...
over-seeding this spring
Over-Seeding This Spring
The best way to counteract weeds in an all-natural organic turf care program is to get grass growing. Soil temps,...
Prep you lawn this spring, organically
Prep Your Lawn this Spring, Organically
As we move into April it’s still too early to tell what this season will hand us, but we are...
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Practical Approach to Organic Turf
Taking care of your lawn organically doesn’t have to be confusing. We break down what a practical approach to organic...
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Granular Versus Liquid Fertilizers
“So…what’s the difference between granular versus liquid fertilizers?” We get this question a lot and are here to hash it out....
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Why Do We Soil Test?
Soil testing is the cornerstone to any successful All-Natural Organic Turf Care (OTC) program. Why do we soil test? Above...
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Components to Healthy Turf
Many people enter the world of turf care without recognizing the nuances of what their lawns need. There are four...
Soil Food Web
The Soil Food Web
An organic fertilization program focuses on your soil’s quality. The aim is to nurture the soil and the soil food...
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Spring Grass Seed
Warm weather may feel far off, but it’s important that we’re looking ahead to what spring grass seed our lawns...
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Artificial Versus Natural Athletic Fields
With efforts to increase the sustainability of our communities, there’s a push towards artificial over natural athletic fields. These fields...
Are All Organic Fertilizers the Same?
Are all organic fertilizers the same? No.  Organic fertilizers feed soil biology and soil biology feeds the plant. Using an...
Liquid versus granular fertilizer
Liquid Versus Granular Fertilizers
We are often asked: What are the benefits and distinctions between liquid versus granular fertilizers? To decide what kind of...
Organic Turf Care for Municipalities
Organic Turf Care for Municipalities
When looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of municipalities, what is occurring on our town parks and athletic...
Practical Approach and Proven Products
Whether you are starting or growing your organic division, utilizing a practical approach and proven products is critical to your success....