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Non chemical lawn care.

Hi all been a while since I've posted  I hope everyone is stayin safe.  So my question is about lawn treatments is it possible to improve a lawn without using chemicals I'm interested in taking as organic an approach as possible and I'm mindful that there is more of an interest from customers in a more organic approach to their gardens. 

be interesting to read your opinions. 

chris. 

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  • There are plenty of organic-based fertilisers available these days. Viano supply a good range, as well as other manufacturers. Good old seaweed feed can provide decent results too. Mechanical treatment on its own will have a positive effect, scarifying and aerating for example. What we really need now though is a drop of the wet stuff from up above!

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      Yeah if this weather continues we will be cutting dust. 

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    I've used the Viano MoBacter stuff with good results too, just need a bit of patience with it.

    On the smaller lawns these days I try and hand pick any weeds I see, and I did see a good point someone made on youtube the other day with regards to spraying lawn weeds. If you see a flower on the weeds, try and cut those or pull them off where applicable before spraying the leaves. This way any pollinators looking for the good stuff won't be attracted to the recently sprayed plants. Simple, but effective I thought. It's still chemical treatment but damage limitation.

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      Another vote for the MoBacter , Just make sure it gets watered in and retains some moisture . 

      Application timed with rainfall produces excellent results .

  • Not really answering your question Chris, sorry, but where does iron come into the organic - chemical spectrum? Liquid, soluble, or granular. 

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