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Basic Annual Organic Lawn Program

Basic Annual Organic Lawn Program

Description
This program is designed for homeowners who want an organic lawn with the minimum input. For a lawn growing on relatively healthy soil, the program provides organic weed control, drought-, insect-, and disease-resistance, and a complete organic fertilizer. Use this program in conjunction with organic mowing (cut high, mulch cut, use sharp blades) and irrigation practice (water infrequently but very deeply).
The program includes:
1 x 50 lb bag of Weedban (organic weed control, delivered early Spring)
2 x 10gm packets of Stress-X (soluble seaweed, delivered late Spring)
1 x 50 lb bag of Pro-Start (complete, winterizing fertilizer, delivered early Fall).
Calculate your lawn area and then order one unit for every 2,500 sq.ft. During the course of the season, we ship each product at the appropriate time of year for your zip code. We charge your credit card only at time of shipping

How it works
Weedban inhibits the germination of weed seeds.
Stress-X builds the disease and drought resistance of your grass plants.
Pro-Start 2-3-3 prepares your lawn for winter and the following spring but providing a complete blend of nutrients to promote hardiness and root development.

General usage
Use on all types of lawns, adjusting the application time for your part of the country and your type of grass. For more information, see our organic lawn care guide. For warm-season grasses in parts of the US with a longer growing season, consider adding an early summer application of the booster fertilizer, Pro-Booster.

Directions for use
Use a drop spreader or broadcast spreader to apply Weedban and Pro-Start. After mixing the Stress-X with water, apply with a pressurized sprayer or a simple dial & spray hose-end attachment. Inexpensive spreaders and sprayers should be available at your local hardware store or garden center - or check out our "Tools" section on this site.
Apply these products in conjunction with organic mowing practices: cut high (at least 3"), mulch cut (let the clippings fall on the lawn), sharpen mower blades.

Advisories
As always, we recommend a soil test to determine the level of acidity (pH) and main nutrient groups. If test results indicate it, plan to add lime in appropriate quantities in the Fall.
Weedban also inhibits the development of grass seed. If you plan to reseed areas of your lawn in the spring, wait a good six weeks after applying Weedban before seeding.

Application rates
Apply the Weedban and Pro-Start at the rate of 20 lbs per 1,000 sq.ft. Apply the Stress-X at the rate one 10 gram packet per 1,500 sq.ft (after mixing with water as per instructions).

Related information
For a good overview of the whys and hows of organic lawn care, read David Daehnke's Organic Lawn Care Manual.

Basic Annual Organic Lawn Program

Item Coverage Price Ship Info Qty
per 2,500 sq.ft 2,500 sq.ft $74.80