Seed Slice v. Core Aeration

Seed Slice v. Core Aeration As the snow melts and lawns come out of winter dormancy, we start itching to work on our lawns. In the spring, it’s common to thicken lawns through overseeding and reduce compaction through core aerating. Although aeration is a great...

Spring Turfgrasses

Spring Turfgrasses Spring may feel far off, but it’s important that we’re looking ahead to what our lawns will need in a few short months. In all-natural organic turf care, thick grass is the best defense against weeds and, in the Northeast, spring is primetime to top...

Athletic Fields: Artificial Turf vs. Natural Grass

Athletic Fields: Artificial Turf vs. Natural Grass With efforts to increase the sustainability of our communities, there’s a push towards artificial athletic fields. These fields may seem environmentally friendly because they do not require fertilizer, mowing, or...

Are All Organic Fertilizers the Same?

Are All Organic Fertilizers the Same? Organic fertilizers feed soil biology and soil biology feeds the plant. Using an organic fertilizer slowly releases nutrients to the grass, therefore nutrients must be released at a rate the plant can absorb for healthy and steady...

Liquid Vs. Granular Fertilizers

Liquid Vs. Granular Fertilizers We are often asked: What are the benefits and distinctions between liquid versus granular fertilizers? To decide what kind of fertilizer to use, and how much to put down, we first determine the nutrient needs of the grass.  Grass...

Organic Turf Care for Municipalities

Organic Turf Care for Municipalities When looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact on our cities, towns, and schools, an often overlooked area is what is occurring on our town parks and athletic fields. Benefits of an All Natural Organic Turf Care Program...

PJC’s Practical Approach & Proven Products

PJC’s Practical Approach & Proven Products Whether you are starting an organic division, or you have been providing a service for years, it is important to remember that a solid program requires more than simply swapping out a bag of synthetic fertilizer...

EPA Released Evaluation of Glyphosate Risks

EPA Released Evaluation of Glyphosate Risks This morning I received an email from Glyphosate Girl highlighting that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Draft Biological Evaluation of the potential risks of glyphosate, i.e. Roundup, to endangered...

End of Season Turf Tips

End of Season Turf Tips Soil Amendments- Most soil amendments can be applied until the ground freezes. Apply product based on soil test results: calcitic or dolomitic lime, gypsum, humates, etc.  Mowing- Assuming you allowed turf to grow to 3-3.5”, slowly begin...